“Talent Prize 2022”: the 15th edition of the international visual arts award at the Museo delle Mura

Talent Prize 2022 the 15th edition of the international visual

(Finance) – The fifteenth edition of the exhibition dedicated to the Talent Prizethe international visual arts award organized by Inside Art and realized thanks to the support of the Culture and Art Foundation, an instrumental body of the Third Pillar Foundation – International, of which Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele is President. The exhibition, which can be visited from 19 November to 4 December and promoted by Roma Culture, the Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage – Zètema Progetto Cultura museum services, will give the opportunity to see the works of all the finalists of the Award dedicated exclusively to artists under 40.

“The exhibition of the Talent Prize finalists – he said Guido Talarico, editor of Inside Art and founder of the award – is always an emotion. The synthesis of a year’s work, the wonderful exhibition of the works present. It is our ‘wunderkammer’. A real joy that we dedicate to all the 10,000 young talents who have participated in our competition over the past 15 years”.

“Once again this year the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale is the main partner of the “Talent Prize”, the important artistic award conceived by Inside Art which culminates in the great exhibition of winners and finalists, set up for two years now in the evocative spaces of the Museum of the Walls in Rome.The Prize, as it is now known, – he explained Emanuel – was born with the intention of enhancing, promoting and supporting young artists under 40 who engage in the variegated world of visual arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video. From the outset, I felt it was a duty to support this worthy initiative, for some time now also through the Culture and Art Foundation, also strengthening our support for the competition year after year: in fact, in addition to having established the ‘Third Pillar Foundation Special Award- Internazionale’, since 2019 titled – thanks to the kindness of Guido Talarico, creator of the Award – after me and therefore called ‘Emanuele Award’, starting from 2020 I have added two additional special awards. We are talking about the ‘Emerging Award’, dedicated to a newcomer who has demonstrated that he possesses a singular sensitivity and talent, and the ‘International Award’, designed to give space to foreign artists who are not yet very well known in our country. This year the 3 winners identified by me in the aforementioned categories are, respectively, Giulia Berra, Giovanni Copelli and the Grossi – Maglioni duo. Giulia Berra’s sculpture (‘Untitled’) is a metaphor of existence, suspended between good and evil, in a dualism capable of both fascinating and disorienting; Giovanni Copelli’s painting (‘Pescheria’) takes its cue from traditional art to compose a completely subjective final imagery detached from any original narrative reference; finally, the installation by Grossi – Maglioni (‘Beast Mother Plateau’) focuses on the universal concept of motherhood, which crosses the history of the world both in its loving and positive implications and in its distressing and frightening ones. In conclusion, I really hope that the ‘Talent Prize’ – allowing young artists to have their creative genius recognized by a qualified jury, and to exhibit it before the general public – can continue to take shape in the future as an essential appointment for those who wish to get in touch with the most interesting and original trends in contemporary art”.

There award jury awarded the first prize to the work “Defence. What do you do with your anger?”a video by the artist Simona Andrioletti, from Bergamo born in 1990 who with his works pushes the dynamics of collaboration, challenging the idea of ​​artistic paternity by letting other people interfere with the process of creating his works. The work is a collage of found footage in which we witness a succession of situations in which different people try, in different ways, to defend themselves from situations of physical, emotional and environmental oppression, without succeeding. Sometimes because the problem is intractable, in other cases because the defense method they implement is self-destructive and leads the protagonists to ridicule themselves in front of the camera of any smartphone of any person who, cowardly, filmed with amusement. The videos were re-filmed by a smartphone that filmed a computer monitor, as if to replicate that perverse mechanism of voyeurism and amused “Schadenfreude” whereby in a dangerous situation, the passerby, instead of helping, films the scene . Also this year the jury wanted to identify, among the finalists, a second and third place, as a sign of recognition for a convincing and prospective research. It’s about Leonardo Magrelliclassified in second place, with a series of photographs entitled “West of here” and of Joel Pomante, who finished third, with the video “With affection Gioele”. The other finalists are also on show: Mark Emmanuel with “A yellow ray”, David Sgambaro with “I push a finger into my eyes (kiss, Kick, Kiss) #4”, Alessandra Cecchini with “Postcards are always from somewhere else”, Federica Di Pietrantonio with “but I keep my head above water”, Catalin Pislaru with “Billy’s lost books”, Valentina Perazzini with “Quand” and Fabio Ranzolin with “Sweat pour like applause VI”.

The selection was made by jury composed by Peter Benson Millerdirector of institutional and international relations at the Rome Quadrennial, Anna d’Amelio Carbonedirector of the Memmo Contemporary Art Foundation, Luca Lo Pintodirector of MACRO, Gianluca Marzianicurator and art critic, Anna Mattirolodelegate for research and special cultural projects Scuderie del Quirinale, Renata Cristina Mazzantini, Quirinale Contemporary curator, Clare Parisi, director Center Pompidou-Metz, Cesare Pietroiusti, artist and curator, Federica Pirani, art historian and head of the Exhibition Service of the Capitoline Superintendence, Ludovico Pratesi, curator and art critic, Marcello Smarrelli, artistic director of the Ermanno Casoli Foundation, Roberta Tenconi, curator Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Milan e Guido Talarico, director and editor of Inside Art.

Also on display at the Museo delle Mura are the special prizes awarded by the main sponsor and by the partners of the competition:

Special Award Emmanuele FM Emanueland conferred on Julia Berra with the work “Untitled”, a work that plays on the trap/nest dualism; a sort of wooden cornucopia, it twists, retracts and extends aggressively into space, covered with acacia thorns like the quills of an animal ready to revolt.

Special Award Culture and Art Foundation / International Section went to duo Grossi Maglioni with “Beast Mother Plateau”, a project that examines motherhood, the caring relationship and its transformative potential, originating from the post-feminist and anthropological discourse, but also from the direct experience of motherhood and from the interaction with a group of mothers and children.

Special Prize for the Culture and Art Foundation / Emerging Section assigned to Giovanni Copelli with “Pescheria”: starting from a classic model, a baroque fish market, the artist composes a new imaginary within the painting, of which the form remains but radically changes the substance, a painting at times ambiguous , which bears the traces of the fusion and hybridization process that generated them.

UTOPIA Special Award, the leading company in Italy in the integrated activity of Public & Legal Affairs, Corporate Communication & Digital Strategies, awarded to Nuvola Ravera, artist born in 1984, who presented the installation “Peeling Agency – The fun they had”, composed of a series of transparent urns containing the rubber shavings resulting from a performance. The action of Nuvola Ravera consists in a “scrub” by a fictitious agency (PA), of the walls of the places of art, with erasers. A peeling of the cultural sediment that gives birth to powdered preserves of the art worlds.

INSIDE ART Special Award awarded Teresa Giannico for the work “You will return, you will return”, the work is a photograph that portrays a face resulting from an overlap of photos found on the web, through a search for similar images. A reflection on the reworking of the image through the use of new technologies that recalls, only in appearance, a traditional painting.