June 11, 2017 - Fondazione Furla - Furla Series
June 11, 2017

Fondazione Furla


Furla Series


A new path for Fondazione Furla, Milan
Under the Artistic Direction of Peep-Hole

Fondazione Furla is pleased to announce Furla Series, a new program curated by Bruna Roccasalva and Vincenzo de Bellis (co-founders and Directors of Peep-Hole, Milan).

Fondazione Furla is the outgrowth of a long planning process aimed at promoting contemporary culture in Italy and fostering young creative talent through the Furla Art Award, a pioneering prize started in 2000 as a cutting-edge Italian competition to support emerging artists. After 15 years, Fondazione Furla has decided to bring this award to a close, setting off on its ambitious new Furla Series project.

Furla Series is an annual program, launched in Fall 2017, featuring exhibitions and events dedicated to leading contemporary artists, organized in collaboration with Italy’s foremost art institutions.

The decision to spearhead projects that will help channel support towards Italian art institutions and bolster their role as cultural incubators is in keeping with the goal that Fondazione Furla has always pursued: to play an active part in strategies to enhance the cultural life of its country, while promoting an innovative model based on collaboration.

Fondazione Furla’s ambitious redefinition of its activities is beginning to take concrete shape following its decision to rely on the contemporary art center Peep-Hole for artistic guidance in this undertaking. Peep-Hole is an independent contemporary art center founded in Milan in 2009. After seven years of presenting a rich, intensive calendar of exhibitions in its own space, it has closed this venue to enter this new joint venture with Fondazione Furla and test out a different operating formula. This working partnership, the only one of its kind in Italy, is based on a shared desire to promote new institutional synergies on many levels.

Furla Series #01, the first edition of the project, will be organized in partnership with the Museo del Novecento, Milan’s leading museum of modern and contemporary art. It will start in September 2017 and will feature artists of different generations and backgrounds who employ a range of approaches to the language of performance: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Simone Forti, Adelita Husni-Bey, Christian Marclay, and Paulina Olowska.

More info:
press [​at​] fondazionefurla.org

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