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Posted on 8 Jul 2015 in Blacksmith Art's, What's up

PRIMA LINEA – International Wrought Iron Prize

PRIMA LINEA – International Wrought Iron Prize

PRIMA LINEA is an international themed competition with prizes for wrought iron works.

The main purpose of the initiative is to recover and bring back the tradition and art of wrought iron to the town of Vittorio Veneto, once a leading centre for this art linked to the manufacture of armour and weapons for the Republic of Venice and also the venue of the FABER exhibition (until 2008). The Great War is now the opportunity to make this art stand out and to foster its further development.

PRIMA LINEA is an international themed competition with prizes for wrought iron works.
The initiative has a duration of four years: a “journey in stages” (annual) that cover the four years of the First World War (from Italy’s entry into the war in 1915 to 1918).
The design concept is inspired by the dramatic structure of a “show” covering four years (the same period of the First World War).
It is a “drama” that has a prologue (1914), continues in three acts (1915, 1916, 1917) and ends in an epilogue (1918). It is a leitmotiv (or “front line” – “prima linea”) that connects ideally all the phases of the initiative.
The features of each year and subsequently the themes of competition will depend on the events that occurred during the First World War.

1914 – Prologue: The early stages of the war
1915 – Act I: The war spreads
1916 – Act II: The war rages on all fronts
1917 – Act III: Winds of change
1918 –Epilogue: The turning point

The themes chosen for the competition are those of the landmark events that marked those years.

 

Target Audience:

 

Artisans, handicraft firms and self-production designers who have chosen wrought iron as their language and art form, from all over Italy and from countries involved in World War I in 1915.

 

The main nationalities of the artists who can participate in the 2015 edition of the competition are:
Serbia, Russia, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Montenegro, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Japan.

- See more  and the call for entries at: http://premioprimalinea.com/#sthash.cW8XcaIv.dpuf