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Art is the color, the shape, and the tune that translate human emotions (happiness, grief, hope etc.) into form. Art is a dialogue between an artist, society, and history. It expresses the tension between what we think and what we feel. Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences. Visual Art is all art that can be perceived by the eye. The visual arts are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts, and architecture.Art has evolved and grown into various movements and styles with the passage of time. But the traditional art gallery- a sterile, windowless viewing room/space/alley has dominated the art world for decades as the primary way to display works. The artificial and rigid nature of the modern-day gallery makes it elitist and inaccessible for common people to be exposed to art. The pandemic has further made it more difficult to use the closed, confined linear galleries for viewing art.An art gallery cannot be frozen in time or bound by tradition. Art is a living thing, forever evolving and changing, and an art gallery must constantly adapt if it is to remain relevant and vital. The aim of the competition is to reinvent and reconfigure the traditional art gallery into a more flexible, democratic and creative space. The participants must create a gallery typology in the city of Florence that would break away from the formal environment of existing galleries of the world. The participants should aim to create a post pandemic new age gallery that can follow social distancing and other safety protocols.AwardsWinning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st 1,00,000 INR2nd 60,000 INR3rd 40,000 INR10 Honorable Mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.Registration and TimelineEarly registration: – 1st September 2020 – 31st October 2020For foreign nationals: 60 EUR + taxes (PER TEAM)For Indian nationals: 1800 INR + taxes (PER TEAM)Standard registration: – 1st November 2020 – 29th November 2020For foreign nationals: 80 EUR + taxes (PER TEAM)For Indian nationals: 2100 INR + taxes (PER TEAM)Submission deadline: 30th November 2020Result: 25th – 28th December 2020*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India). Maxium 3 members per team.Participants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways at www.archasm.inThe participants will receive their teamcode within 48 hours of completing the payment successfully.Teamcode will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL.Discount
Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students. Send us the following details at to avail the offer.Names of all the participating team members and their respective team leaders.Name of the university.School ID proofs of the team leaders.Queries and Questions
All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at with ‘FAQ’ as the subject