"Un’opera per..." is an annual project promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries. The project contributes to the creation of a work of contemporary art in the city elected Italian Capital of Culture to promote Italian art in urban centres with a strong historic character. Francesca Grilli was selected this year for the city of Mantua, for her proposed work entitled “Borders”.

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The curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, nominated in accordance with the City of Mantua, drew up a short list of artists proposed to the commission comprised of:
Carolina Italiano, Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries, MIBACT 
Lorenza Baroncelli, Councillor, City of Mantua
Renata Casarin, Soprintendenza of Cultural Heritage for Mantua, Brescia and Cremona
Augusto Morari, Scientific Committee of the Palazzo Ducale.
Cristiana Collu, Scientific Committee of the Palazzo Te International Centre of Art and Culture
Joseph Grima, Artistic Director of Mantua Italian Capital of Culture 2016
The Committee’s selection of Francesca Grilli was unanimous.

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