The Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Alberto Bonisoli has announced ten winners of the fourth edition of the Italian Council, the project promoted by DGAAP, aimed to support Italian Contemporary Art abroad.
Among the candidacies received from all over the world, the proposals of the the following artists have been selected: Elena Bellantoni, Francesco Bertelé, Rä di Martino, Sara Enrico, Sonia Leimer, Maurizio Nannucci, Cesare Pietroiusti, Mario Rizzi, Marinella Senatore, Luca Vitone.The winning projects have been proposed by: Fondazione per le Arti Contemporanee in Toscana - Centro Pecci Prato (with two selected proposals), Castello di Rivoli (Torino), Fondazione Volume! (Roma), ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York), Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta (Parma), Fondazione Made in Cloister (Napoli), Associazione Culturale Wunderbar (Roma), Istituzione Bologna Musei - MAMbo, MART - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.
With this program the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities has guaranteed a concrete support to Italian talents and, in view of the success achieved, we intend to continue, presenting a new edition of the call in 2019 " stated the Minister Alberto Bonisoli.
"We are very satisfied of the outcome achieved with the Italian Council. Many prestigious institutions have attended the competition from around the world and have supported the creation of works of art of the highest quality” said Federica Galloni, Director DGAAP.
The funds made available by the DGAAP in the two-year period 2017-2018 amount to a total of 3 million euros. A total of 34 projects, selected from around 180 applications received from all over the world - more than 50 countries – have been eligible for funding.The winning projects feature the body of work of artists from all over Italy; the artworks, ranging from photography to sculpture to installations and video-art, are expected to be conceived in relation to the hosting sites or inspired by reflections on contemporary social and cultural changes.