EMBASSY OF MEXICO ANNOUNCES CAMARADAS UK-MEXICO ART COMPETITION
• The best pieces will be showcased - for the second consecutive year- in the Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show in London (PINTA).
LONDON , UK, February 21, 2014. - To boost cultural ties between Mexico and the UK, the Embassy of Mexico launched the call for entries to 2014 Camaradas UK-Mexico Art Competition, in which one Mexican artist and one British artist must become comrades developing together an original art project.
The pairs of artists (up to 35 years old), both with residence in the UK, will compete with two projects (preferably one each) that tackles a single concept in any area of the visual arts to impress a top level jury.
The verdict will be released on June 4, 2014. The best piece will be showcased - for the second consecutive year - in the Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Latin American (PINTA), to be held from June 12-15, 2014.
Last year, Mexican Roberto Becerra and British Andrew Foulds became winners at the end of a very competitive process, which then involved visual arts and multimedia technologies’ projects.
With the idea that art should not only be seen, but also experienced, the winning couple developed in a single concept the visual stimulation of abstract painting (oil on canvas) accompanied by recorded sounds, lights and air -powered by small fans around the viewer- under the control of a PC.