Sunday, February 06, 2011

Bologna: People and Art - Arte Fiera weekend

Palazzo Pepoli – Premio Furla. The eighth awards ceremony of the Furla Prize and the exhibition of the five finalist of the prize was held at Palazzo Pepoli. The Goal of the Furla Prize is of promoting and supporting emerging artists who live and work in Italy. This year’s title “Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut” takes its name from the motto by Christian Boltanski patron artist of this edition.  The prize was created and curated by Chiara Bertola.
Above: Fabbio Roversi-Monaco, Chiara Bertola, Christian Boltanski and Giovanna Furlanetto.

Premio Furla.  One of the  members of the international jury, Christian Boltanski whose motto “Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut”  (“Cry if you can, laugh if you want to”) was adapted as the title of the 2011 edition of the Furla Prize.

Premio Furla.    Marina Abramovic was in Bologna for a conference called, Lady Performance – Meeting with Marina Abramovic at the Alma Mater Studiorum.  The artist personally commented on the Italian preview of the film, Seven Easy Pieces, which was one of the principal events of her solo exhibition held at MoMa in New York last year. 

Premio Furla – the winner.  
The winner of the 2011 Furla Prize went to Matteo Rubbi who was praised for “his ability to interact with the viewers and to create new feedbacks between exhibition space and public space in a spirit of generous engagement. His work engages with different cultural domains in both conceptual and material terms, and reveals a keen sense for experimental adventure.”

Premio Furla.  The Pool NYC gallery’s Viola Romoli and sculpture, Andrea Salvatori.

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