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Premio Furla 2009: presentation of the winning work of art

  • 06

    June 2009
  • 05

    July 2009
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice  

Alberto Tadiello's work of art, entitled Shift, won the Premio Furla 2009, created by Chiara Bertola and promoted by Fondazione Furla, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna and UniCredit Group in collaboration with Viafarini and Arte Fiera. The presentation of the complete work of art will take place on Saturday, 6th June at 11.00 a.m. at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice; the piece will be on display until 5th July 2009.


The work of the winning project has been produced thanks to the contribution of the Fondazione Furla which will purchase it and display it in the MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. The structure of the work, which stands on the ground, is composed of an amplifier and a couple of speakers connected to a series of transformers that power circuits which convert the variations of an electric frequency to corresponding audio frequencies.

The international jury, comprising Alessio Antoniolli, Zdenka Badovinac, Roberto Daolio, Hans Ulrich Obrist and presided over by patroness artist Marina Abramovic awarded the prize to Alberto Tadiello on 24th January at Artefiera "for the purely functional and at the same time structural value of his work, for the fact that his project transmits a physical, immaterial presence of sound, provoking a vital tension, for the ability to render the hidden energy of what is real poetically evident to the senses, and for his role as artist inventor which allows one to imagine a future that is rich in new creative ideas."


The presentation of the work marks the conclusive phase of the Seventh edition of the Premio Furla, which has confirmed itself as the Italian award of excellence in support of young artistic creativity.


In 2009 the Premio Furla aimed to renew its format promoting a model of shared planning both from the point of view of an institution and from that of an artist, which is a particularly important theme in the Italian art system.
Structurally, the changes consist of a reinforcement of the support for creativity including at planning stage, beginning with a critical investigation into contemporary artistic research, then meeting with young Italian curators and guest curators of international renown, which then leads to the production of a new work of art destined for public enjoyment in the context of a museum collection or its evaluation in the context of a prestigious appointment with the 53rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte in Venice.


The Premio Furla 2009, which corresponds to a total value of 45,000 Euros, also gives Alberto Tadiello the opportunity to experience an artistic residency at Gasworks in London which will take place from January to March 2010, coordinated by Viafarini, the centre for documentation on contemporary art



(picture: work in progress of the piece Shift)



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