Mutina at Venice Biennale

This Is Not a Prize

On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale of Art, Mutina celebrates the conclusion of the 2017 edition of This Is Not a Prize with an aperitif in Venice along with the artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò. The first stage of the first THIS IS NOT A PRIZE event began in 2016 at the Artissima contemporary art fair of Turin and ended during the 2017 Venice Biennale with the prize being awarded to the young artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò.

Andreotta Calò was later selected by the curator Cecilia Alemani to be one of the three Italian artists featured in the Italian Pavilion. As envisioned by the This Is Not a Prize concept, Mutina will support him in the development of his spectacular site-specific installation: “Senza Titolo (La Fine del Mondo)”.

Giorgio is one of the most highly regarded Italian artists of his generation. His work focuses on the use of natural materials – like stone, bronze and water – that evoke the passage of time and effectively represent the signs of our physical and mental becoming. With the use of simple gestures or spectacular references, the artist constructs metaphorical and poetic images of existential conditions: being suspended, mirroring yourself and going further, thanks to the power of imagination.

This Is Not a Prize is a new format aimed at supporting young talented artists in a flexible and innovative manner. The recognition offered by Mutina rethinks the concept of the prize to support the needs of the winning artist with their future projects which may be an exhibition, publication or production of a new work.
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