GAMeC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

The award of the fourth Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per lArte EnterPrize, the only one of its kind dedicated to curators under 30, was made at the closure of the second Qui Enter Atlas International Symposium of Young Curators organized in collaboration with S.M.A.K. in Ghent (where there will be the second part of the symposium on 19 20 21 October 2007). For three days GAMeC has been the meeting point for a whole generation of international young curators: meetings and debates between 15 international curators under 35, suggested by 15 institutions and coordinated by the artist Dara Birnbaum to discuss around the theme Art in the Landscape of the Media. On the same occasion opened the exhibition Pietro Roccasalva. Truka, part of the Eldorado project in which GAMeC focuses on the work of the most interesting up-and-coming artists on the international scene. THE WINNER GAMeC is pleased to announce that the 4th annual Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per lArte EnterPrize is awarded for the exhibition project Data Recovery submitted by Övül Durmusoglu nominated by Sabine Breitwieser (Director, Generali Foundation in Wien). Last Tuesday 5 June 2007 a jury comprised by: Dan Cameron, Director of PROSPECT.1, New Orleans Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, London Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of GAMeC, Bergamo Evaluated the exhibition projects submitted by the following young curators selected by as many international advisors: Binna Choi (Amsterdam Seoul) nominated by Anton Vidokle, E-flux, New York unitednationsplaza, Berlin Övül Durmusoglu (Wien Istanbul) nominated by Sabine Breitwieser, Director, Generali Foundation, Wien Tom Morton (London) nominated by James Lingwood, Director, Artangel, London Manuela Moscoso (Madrid) nominated by Rafael Doctor Roncero, Director, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León Ana Vejzovic Sharp (Los Angeles) nominated by Tom Eccles, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College Executive Director, New York The jury – even though appreciated the relevance of all projects – awarded the worthiest one submitted by Övül Durmusoglu with the following statement: For the prominence of the project concept, good artists choice, the right mix of media in the exhibition, a clear accurate set up in relation to the space The award will consist in realization of the exhibition project Data Recovery in 2008 at the GAMeC in Bergamo. A bilingual catalogue (Italian/English) of the exhibition will be published, illustrating not only the content of the show but also presenting the other competing projects in detail. The Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per lArte – EnterPrize is intended to support the innovative work of a young curator and his or her original exhibition project. The aim of this award is to highlight the key role and importance of curators not only on the international art scene but also in the broader context of contemporary cultural practices, in addition to encouraging and supporting the talent of a young curator at an extremely critical moment in his or her professional career. This prize was inaugurated in 2003 by the Galleria dArte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo with the support of Bonaldis family to commemorate Lorenzo Bonaldis passion for art and collecting. Five advisors are invited to nominate each one a curator, who can take part in the competition in one year only. In a second phase an international jury, different every year, composed of three outstanding representatives of the international art world awards the Prize. Now at GAMeC are on show till 29 July: Vanessa Beecroft. Paintings and Drawings Johannes Kahrs. Men with music Eldorado. Jordan Wolfson. Optical Sound Eldorado. Pietro Roccasalva. Truka
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