Lo-Fi Collective, The Hours and Asahi presents
THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE
The Lo-Fi Collective’s Basel Royale Art Prize begins in Surry Hills on August 15 and is now open for entry by the public. The competition, running until November 7, will challenge the artistic endurance of 24 Sydney-based artists in a socially driven 12-week competition.
Each week two artists will be given three hours on Thursday evenings to create an artwork at Lo-Fi on a 1.2 metre by 1.2 metre timber box as their submission for the art prize. One winner will be selected from the 24 final works on November 7 while they showcase their pieces in a public arena.
The overall winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami, December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.
Lo-Fi Collective will judge the winner by posting each final work on Instagram, where likes on these posts will count as points towards a final score. A panel of judges will cast their own specially weighted votes, while the public can vote on the entries using tokens.
About Art Basel
Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Basel Royale is a 12-week artistic competition with new work being created by the Sydney artists entered each week. The winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami including flights, accommodation and entry.
Lo-Fi, Kinselas Building, Level 2, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
Competition: 6pm – 9pm each consecutive Thursday until November 7, 2013.
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