Fashion Lucca Biennale Cartasia, Fashion Paper Art

Lucca Biennale Cartasia

Sep. 30, 2023, 12:00 am

Via di Tiglio 370, Lucca, Italy

LUBICA – Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the most important event celebrating Paper as an artistic and architectural means worldwide. It takes place every two years in the city of Lucca, Tuscany. Founded in 2004, LUBICA made a pledge to promote tradition, culture, sustainability, and innovation. Its 12th edition will take place in 2024, marking 20 years of activity. LUBICA aims at bringing together and offering inspiring new opportunities to artists who are looking for a challenge, want to “educate about beauty”, take care of the Other, and are willing to think outside the box to come up with new points of view.

GOALS  The competition is open to professional and emerging artists and fashion designers interested in creating works of art, clothing, accessories, and jewelry that involve the use of paper in bold and innovative ways in order to enhance the original features of this material. The selected artworks will be exhibited in LUBICA’s indoor venues.

THEME  The theme of LUBICA’s 12th edition is “Here and Now: Tomorrow”
Nowadays, nothing seems to last and people often seem to act only in the here and now, without considering the consequences of their actions, as if they faced no tomorrow. Art, on the other hand, has always had its eyes set on the future, and on the human mind’s countless opportunities to travel beyond itself, in search of new worlds to build, imagine and discover. At the same time, knowing how to live in the present – the here and now – is crucial to our existence. The present is the only time in which we can truly exist, grow, feel, love, and rejoice. Too often, we forget about this simple fact and end up repeating the same actions over and over as if in a trance, that of linear time, the time of our ego, of material living. The outside world, society, our obligations, as well as social media are constantly calling our attention away from the here and now, distracting us from the present moment, postponing it to a later time, tomorrow, maybe.

Predominant use of paper and its by-products;
Being at least 18 years old;
Submit a minimum of 1 (one) and a maximum of 20 (twenty) artworks.

To take part in the competition, artists must:

– Fill in the entry form and technical form B at the end of this Call;
– Pay a € 30 entry fee either via:
bank transfer to the following Banco Popolare account IBAN: IT69C0503424742000000001881
Swift: BAPPIT21S38 Account holder: 9 Muse s.r.l.
or PayPal to [email protected]

Email via WeTransfer ( to [email protected] and/or send by regular mail to 9 Muse s.r.l., Via di Tiglio 370 – 55100 Lucca, Italy, the following:
– Signed entry form
– Payment receipt
– Technical form B with any additional material describing the proposal
– Social media accounts (IG, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, TIK TOK)

By and no later than 30th September 2023, at 11.59pm (GMT +1). The shipping date will be checked against delivery.

TIMELINE  Semi-finalists will be announced by 16th December 2023 and the selected finalists by 31st March 2024. Artworks must be delivered to LUBICA by and no later than 28th June 2024.

PHONE 39 349 7129-326

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