31st International Biennial of Humor in Art-Tolentino - Italy
ART. 1 – SCOPE
The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises Biumor 2021 the 31a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte (31st Festival of Humour in Art) – a prize
contest focused on humour in art.
The contest is divided into two sections:
1 – “Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”)– for humorous art themed around “Envy”.
Envy is wishing evil on others.
Envy is when our heart feels sorrow for the achievements of those around us.
Envy is resenting other people’s success.
Envy is a feeling of person-to-person or social discontent that thrives in contemporary society.
Envy comes from the Latin in – adversative – and videre, and translates as to ‘look against’, ‘unfavourably’ or better yet ‘to frown upon’ and refers to an unfailing emotion of human soul that has a timeless quality and cuts across all social groups.
The theme aims at sparking critical thinking about the malevolent side of social relations.
2 – “Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures.
The contest comprises:
a selection of the competing entries by a qualified jury. The artworks so singled out will be exhibited at the venue of the 31a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte, from November 25, 2021 throughout January 30, 2022.
publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the authors of the selected works;
a prize awarding event.
Against the backdrop of the festival is a commendation for Humour on the internet awarded for products at the cutting edge of communications technology that shatter the stereotypical patterns typical of traditional comedy.
ART. 2 – HOW TO PARTECIPATE
The contest is open to contemporary artists of any nationality and any age, who are allowed to enter a maximum of three works which must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique, and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support – pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video. Computer-aided digital visuals, as well as photographic source artworks with purely structural digital fix are also allowed to enter the contest as long as they are produced in paper format and are autographed and numbered by the authors
ART. 3 – DEADLINE
The deadline to enter the contest is October 11, 2021, by which time all entries will have to have been sent to the address below:
Segreteria della “31a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte” – Palazzo Europa – Via Tambroni n. 4 – 62029 TOLENTINO (Italia)
After having filled out and signed the entry form, the contestants are requested to attach it to their works prior to shipment. Artworks must be authentically signed and provided with the special coupon. The works must be shipped carriage free – they will only be accepted on condition that they are not subject to any taxes or customs fees – the local municipality will not bear any fees due.
ART. 4 – JURY
Admission of the works, their selection for display and the awarding of prizes are exclusive competence of the jury nominated by the Municipality of Tolentino in consultation with the Artistic Director. The jury’s decision is final and irrevocable.
ART. 5 – AWORDS
The Jury will award below prizes:
“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”) for humour in art themed around “Envy”
1st Prize – € 3,000.00, will be awarded to the winner of the 2021 contest. In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
2nd Prize – € 1.000,00
3rd Prize – € 500,00
“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures
1st Prize – € 1.000,00
2nd Prize – € 500,00
Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury
ART. 6 – RETURN OF WORKS
The prize winning works will not be returned, they shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of MIUMOR – the International Museum of Humour in Art. As clearly shown on the coupon, the works that are expressly donated by the artist shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, that is entitled to make a discretionary use of them. The works not expressly donated can be collected from the MIUMOR as from 28 February 2022 personally by the artist or their delegate; alternatively they can be returned, not earlier than the thirtieth day after the scheduled closing date of the Exhibition, unless extended, if specifically indicated on the coupon attached to the work.
ART. 7 – LIABILTY
The Municipality of Tolentino, in its capacity as organizer of the event, pledges to the greatest care, custody and supervision over the length of time they will be at the venue of the Biennale Exhibition and during transportation, but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as a result of any unforeseen causes.
ART. 8 – USE AND REPRODUCTION OF WORKS
Contestants allow the Municipality the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in the official catalogue of the Exhibition, in as many copies as the Municipality shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website and any other form of communication and promotion. The City is authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in the habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation, cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation
ART. 9 – CONSENT
Contestants expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process the personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the local administration or a third party appointed by it. As organizer of the 31st exhibition, the Municipality is entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these Regulations. These are published on the website www.biumor.com in Italian, English, French and Spanish. In case of controversy, the Italian text shall prevail. Participation in the 31a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte implies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.