Venice: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa – Moroso Award for Contemporary Art 2013. At the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation in Piazza san Marco, on display, until May 5, works by the twelve finalists of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art. Now in its third edition, the aim of the award is to give emerging and mid-career artists based in Italy a genuine opportunity to gain international recognition. The three winners will each create a site-specific installation for three Moroso furniture showrooms during prestigious art weeks: Armory Show in New York, the Frieze in London and the MiArt in Milan.
Above: one of the three winners, Luca Trevisani who will create a site-specific installation in the Moroso New York showroom during the Armory show.
President of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Angela Vettese, art historian, curator and creator of the award Andrea Bruciati and Moroso’s art director and soul of the company Patrizia Moroso. The twelve artists, on show were chosen by a jury composed by Andrea Bruciati, Patrizia Moroso and international artist Olafur Eliasson.
Winner Linda Fregni Nagler’s Snow and Rain, five photographs gelatin silver prints, selenium toner, 2009-2011. Fregni Nagler will create a site-specific installation in the London Moroso showroom during Frieze week.
Patrizia Moroso and winner Linda Fregni Nagler whose five photographs are pictured above.
Design superstar Patricia Urquiola.
South American author Mario Paoletti.
Mancino, Portugese Hound.
Dealer Jacopo Jarach wearing an elegant black cashmere Prada coat and hand-made black leather gloves with white stitching.
Winner Nico Vascellari, Bus De La Lum, paper, color, wooden frame, 2011, his site-specific works will be shown in the Milan Moroso showroom during the MiaArt.
Note: The jury for final selection of the three winners was composted by Giulio Cappellini, art director and design talent scout of Cappellini, Lorenzo Fluxa, owner of Camper Spanish shoe company, architect Greg Lynn, design superstar Ross Lovegrove and Angela Vettese, president of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.
Angela Vettese and Andrea Bruciati.
Artist, Riccardo Muratori.
Architects Verdiana Durand de la Penne and Ricciarda Belgiojoso.
Laura Scarpa editor in chief of Venezia da Vivere.
Artist Alek O. and her new born baby. Alek O. is one of the twelve finalists of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art.
Funky make-up and piercing, art student at the IAUV, Marzia Avallone.
Moroso’s press director Daria Triolo with Hugo, designer Steven Burke and Moroso’s Emiliano Calderini.
Boston Terrier Hugo.Pin It