CONTEST
The International Association «Duana de les Arts» (AIDA) presents the second exhibition and contest "Hommage à trois" in three categories. It is designed to honour the memory of three literary figures on the occasion of their respective birth anniversaries during 2021:

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)
400 years
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
200 years
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995)
100 years

Three awards will be awarded for each category (Jean de La Fontaine, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith); in short, then, up to a maximum of nine. € 3,000 will be distributed among the first three prizes of each category.

The jury will also have the power to award such mentions as it deems appropriate.

One member of AIDA management team plus five specialists in graphic art and literature will form the Jury.

Throughout the month of September 2021, the selected artists will be announced and, during the last week of that month, the winners.

One set with the winners and mentioned works will be donated to the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, where an exhibition will be held and will be integrated in the Graphic Unit collection.

The winning artworks and a choice of the selected works, as appropriate, will be exhibited in various museums and galleries from October 2021 until the end of April 2022.

The inaugurations of the samples will be accompanied by a variety of complementary activities and the relevant dissemination will be made available to the media and social networks.

The participating artists will have a dossier of literary texts of the honoured writers, or texts about them, which can be used as guidance and inspiration.

Whenever the artworks are different, the artists can choose to take part in any of the three categories (Jean de La Fontaine, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky or Patricia Highsmith) and present as many works as they want.

The participating artists will be periodically informed of all activities and the itinerary of the works through the social networks and, where appropriate, individually.

A digital catalogue of the selected and awarded artworks will be available on line, which will be permanently exposed for consultation on AIDA’s website.