This Is Not a Prize 2019
Mutina renews its commitment to contemporary art and its heterogeneous expressions with the fourth edition of This Is Not a Prize, the annual award with which the company aims at sustaining emerging artists’ work.
Japanese artist Shimabuku has been awarded with This Is Not a Prize 2019 thanks to the unique character of his artistic language and his multi-faceted and generous imaginary that combines lightness and depth. His works are poetic encounters, ironic and unexpected situations that overturn our perception of the world and transport viewers into a new reality of allusion, surprise and enchantment.
The jury composed by Bart Van der Heide (curator and director, Museion Bolzano), Sarah Cosulich (curator, Mutina for Art), Barber & Osgerby (designer), Ambra Medda (design expert and journalist) and Massimo Orsini (CEO, Mutina) presented the award at Mutina Headquarters, in the presence of the galleries Air de Paris from Paris and Zero from Milan, which represent the artist.