BATTLE of the RINGS Catalogue


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In April 2020, during the early days of a global pandemic, Danaca Design Studio launched a, juried ring competition: Battle of the Rings, also known as The Ring Smackdown 2020. It was a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination online competition and event with a top prize of $500.

At a time when most of the world was in lockdown and our social lives were restricted to zoom, 128 artists from across the country and globe enthusiastically responded to the call. Anika Smulovitz and Andy Cooperman juried 64 participants into the final competition which was held daily on Instagram during the month of June.

With themes including nesting and protection, many of these rings were truly works of art, snapshots of this unprecedented time in history. It was a heated and exciting competition but most importantly, the daily event was a beacon of joy for all who participated.

This 78 page, full color catalogue memorializes the Ring Smackdown 2020 in all of its glory. All 64 rings are shown from three angles along-side the original statement from each artist. The 10″ x 8″ book includes an introduction, a guide to the bracketed competition structure, and a tribute to the days of nation-wide demonstrations, events that directly affected every American and the completion itself.

Catalogues will ship in late January, 2021. Place your order HERE.

Order your exhibition catalogue HERE.