Launch of an international artist residency prize on the theme of environmental sciences at Science Gallery Venice

The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation is pleased to announce its support for a new series of artist residencies and productions in the field of Art and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Science Gallery Venice and the Ca’ Foscari University, under the direction of internationally-renowned curator Ariane Koek.

The new prize is entitled ‘Earth, Water, Sky’ and the call for applications is now open. Awarded by Science Gallery Venice, the aim is to recognise artistic creativity around the major environmental issues of the 21st century.

In the first year, the winning artist will enter into a dialogue with Professor Carlo Barbante of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and his team on the Ice Memory project, with a view to creating an emblematic work representing their exchanges. Ice Memory, also supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation, aims to create a library of ice cores from endangered glaciers in order to archive the scientific data they contain, to be stored in the Antarctic for the science of the future.

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