Deadline: May 7, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. August 2019
LoosenArt is an on line gallery and platform dedicated to contemporary visual arts, born and based on principles of contemporaneity.
Our offers are the expression of an interest to reach a common goal, that both the gallery and its artists share. A value, which even more importantly, can be traced in the recognition of a principle rooted in the natural urge to communicate and participate, in response to that innate need for meeting others.
Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme.
Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Visual Data.
Theme: The Game
Since ancient times the concept of “game” has been taken on by countless philosophers, artists and writers, pouring into it a philosophical and conceptual value, as demonstrated by the writings of Aristotle, as well as those of Schiller, Kant and Huizinga.
Kant takes up the founding element of freedom in the game and associates it with the aesthetics where the judgment of taste is based on the “free play of our cognitive faculties” of the imagination and the intellect. Or again, Johan Huizinga can be considered as one of the major theoreticians of the game, the theme at the center of his work is Homo Ludens, which assigns to the play activity of man the driving force of art and science.
No less are the authors of the art world who bear witness to the interest in the subject.
Artists, photographers and visual designers are invited to propose works that address the theme of the game in a new perspective, which reconsiders the theme through aspects that mark the contemporary: globalization, new interactive media, gambling addiction, etc.