The Call

ARTICLE 1- PURPOSE

Alan Advantage, a niche technology consulting firm headquartered in Rome and Boston, announces the first edition of the Re: Humanism contest.  The contest is proposed as a means of investigating the advent and diffusion of Artificial Intelligence technology in the world of contemporary art.  Our particular areas of interest within AI are:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics

Participants are invited to present works relevant to the theme:

“Art and Artificial Intelligence for a new Humanism” – a proactive vision of the future that awaits us.

Although the works don’t  necessarily involve the use of these technologies, they must reflect on their value and their social impact, and in any case, in general, they must be inspired by them.

Following are  useful links further expanding on our theme:

ARTICLE 2 – SUBMISSION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Participation in the Re: Humanism contest is free and reserved for professional artists or post-secondary art students worldwide.

The deadline for submission is November 20 th, 2018 at 12.00 a.m CEST.

By this date, candidates must send an email to info@re-humanism.com with the following materials:

  • GDPR authorization card
  • Participation form
  • Project in pdf format attached to the e-mail and containing:
  1. Text description of the project
  2. images, drawings useful to better conceptualize the project
  3. dimensions of the artwork for the exhibition planning
  4. detailed list of the technical equipment necessary to complete the project
  5. supplemental information related to the preparation of the project
  6. biography and cv of the artist, links to their websites if available.

In the case of large formats, we will accept submissions via WeTransfer.

ARTICLE 3 – SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARDS

Ten (10) projects will be selected by a jury composed of Alan Advantage engineers and external experts in contemporary art and new digital technologies. The following prizes will be attributed to the top four (4) projects:

  • 1st place – 5,000.00 € cash prize
  • 2nd place – 3,000.00 € cash prize
  • 3rd place  – a residency program — economic support of the economic value of 2,000.00 € and the possibility to develop their project directly in the company and supported by a team of experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence technologies  
  • The first 10 selected will participate in an exclusive exhibition in Rome with a coverage of the participation costs of 500 for each artist, except for the winners of the first 3 prizes.

The winners will be announced on the Re.Humanism website no later than December 15th 2018.  

All finalist artists will gain visibility through Alan Advantage’s official contest communication channels and their projects shall be presented to Alan Advantage’s network of companies.  This is intended to offer the works and their authors wider visibility and market opportunities.

ARTICLE 4 – RESIDENCE AWARD

The one selected for the residence award, will be able to take advantage of the company spaces and a specialized technical support to realize works through artificial intelligence algorithms. For production, board and lodging will receive a monthly reimbursement of 1000 € for 2 months.

ARTICLE 5 – EXHIBITION OF FINALISTS

Alan Advantage undertakes to guarantee availability of the structures and materials strictly necessary for the exhibition of the finalist’s projects.

The finalists will be asked to send the work at least four (4) days before the exhibition, complete with all the necessary materials and any indications for assembly.

The costs of transport, sending and collection are included in the reimbursement of expenses.  The Organization reserves the right to exclude the artist from the competition if the delivery of the work does not take place within the deadline.

Following the exhibition, the works may be exhibited in the offices of Alan Advantage in Rome for the duration of sixty days.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

At the end of the exhibition and the following period of stay in the company, it is the responsibility of the artist to withdraw the work presented and the cost of shipping is entirely at his / her expense. If the work is not withdrawn within fifteen (15) days following the closing of the agreement, the Organization reserves the right to consider it as a legacy and to dispose of it as it deems appropriate.

ARTICLE 6 – FABLAB

For the presentation of the proposal and the subsequent realization of the artworks (in case of selection) the artists will be able to use the services and spaces of our partners FabLabs:

  • Venice – Ca ‘ Foscari University: www.delfablab.it
  • Rome – Lazio Innova: www.laziofablab.it

ARTICLE 7 – RESPONSIBILITY

Alan Advantage, while ensuring the utmost care and custody of the works received, declines all responsibility for any theft, fire or damage of any kind to the works that may occur during the phases of the event.  Any request for insurance must be signed by the artist himself and is at his expense or in special cases assessed with the Organization.

ARTICLE 8 – THE EXHIBITION AND COMMERCIAL NETWORK

The works may be purchased by the companies of the Alan Advantage network or by their customers.  Alan Advantage reserves the right to withhold 20% of the value of the work in case of sale.

ARTICLE 9 – CONTEST SECRETARIAT

The competition secretariat is based at:

Re:Humanism Team

Alan Advantage

via Giulio Cesare, 14 00192, Rome

www.re-humanism.com

info@re-humanism.com

ARTICLE 10 – CONSENT

Each candidate expressly authorizes the company Alan Advantage as well as its legal representatives to process the personal data transmitted under the new European legislation on data processing (EU Regulation No. 679/2016) or GDPR, also for inclusion in databases managed by the aforementioned persons. Each participant in the Competition grants gratuitously to Alan Advantage and its legal representatives the rights of reproduction of the works and texts issued to the Prize, images and videos for the purpose of drafting a catalog, the publication on the web channels of the Prize and other forms of communication, promotion and activities of the Organization. The works will remain the property of the artist, except for the first three prizes and in any case the name will be reproduced when reproduced. The material sent for registration will not be returned. The organizers of the competition will have the right of final decision on everything not specified in this announcement. The Organization reserves the right to make changes to the notice if the need arises. The adhesion and participation to the Prize implies the unconditional acceptance of all the articles of this announcement.  

Download the partecipation documents here:

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