portrait-of-america

"Portrait of America" - Lily & Honglei, finalist of Terna Prize 02

http://www.premioterna.it/en/scheda/portrait-of-america

Report from Terna 02:

Rome, 16 October 2009 – 85 finalist artworks for the Terna Prize 02, among the over 3,500 participants. A creative multitude that represents the leading edge of imagination on the theme of environment and future. Together with the 45 masters of the Terawatt category who participated in this second edition, 30 artworks were also selected among those made by the under 35 artists (Gigawatt), 30 among the over 35 (Megawatt) and 25 among those who participated in the new Connectivity Category, devoted to artists who work in New York City on a regular basis.

The finalist artworks will be published in the bilingual catalogue of the Terna Prize 02 and will be evaluated by the Jury that will select three winners for the Megawatt, Gigawatt and Connectivity categories, in addition to one winner for the Terawatt category. The Gallery Committee will also express two preferences among the selected artworks.

Many photographs are included among the artworks, as well as paintings, light boxes, video stills and artworks based on new painting techniques.
From a geographical point of view, Lazio is at the top of the regions with the highest number of selected artists, with 15 finalists out of 60, which is equal to 23% of the total, followed by Lombardy with 9 and Tuscany with 7. Good results also for Emilia Romagna and Campania, each with 4 finalists. Sardinia, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont, Trentino and Umbria were also represented.

Among the finalists, 55 artists took part in the Prize for the first time, while 30 had already participated also in the 2008 edition.
“The artists who made it to the finals represent the faithful mirror of the artistic scenario, of the daily routine of galleries and museums. The average quality profile of the finalists is based on their great ability with regard to the technical, formal and conceptual organization of the work. It is noteworthy that all participants have stuck to the topic, thus showing their understanding of the meaning of the Prize”, agreed art gallery curators Gianluca Marziani and Cristiana Collu.
On 22 October, the Jury, headed by Flavio Cattaneo and Luigi Roth, CEO and Chairman of Terna, and composed of curators Gianluca Marziani and Cristiana Collu, as well as Massimiliano Fuksas, Matthew Higgs, Luigi Ontani, Giuseppe Piccioni, Marco Senaldi, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Vicente Todolì, will meet and announce the winners.

The Art Gallery Directors Committee will also evaluate the finalists and select two artworks in the Megawatt and Gigawatt categories. The Committee is composed of Francesco Cascino, Paolo Curti, Curti e Gambuzzi Gallery (Milan), Alberto Peola, Alberto Peola Gallery (Turin), Hélène De Franchis, Studio La Città Gallery (Verona), Laura Trisorio, Trisorio Gallery (Naples), Marina Covi Celli, Oredaria Gallery (Rome).

Until 6:00 pm on 20 October, the public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artist among the 3,500 participants, by sending an email to www.premioterna.com and to be involved in the awarding of the Terna Prize 02. With the over 80 thousand votes that have been received thus far, the net remains one of the leading protagonists of the Terna Prize 02.

THE FINALISTS

Significant is the participation of the following artists in the Terawatt category: 45 contemporary art masters, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Matteo Basilé, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio, Chiara Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Alberto Garutti, Paolo Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, Davide Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Dino Pedriali, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Sala, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.

Megawatt Category, over 35: Andrea Aquilanti, Elena Arzuffi, Emanuele Becheri, Giuseppe Bernabei, Davide Bertocchi, Sergio Bonino, Antonello Bulgini, Stefano Cagol, Giusy Calia, David Casini, Stefano Cerio, Alessandro Cidda, Enrico Corte, Arnold Mario Dall’O, Giancarlo Dell’Antonia, Ciriaca+Erre, Mauro Folci, Anna Fusco, Marina Gasparini, Lucia Lamberti, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Raffaela Mariniello, Paolo Meoni, Matteo Montani, Marco Neri, Gianni Nieddu, Simone Racheli, Edoardo Romagnoli, Andrea Silicati, Marcella Vanzo.

Gigawatt Category, under 35: Sara Renzetti and Antonello Serra, Simone Bergantini, Gabriele Bonato, Stefano Canto, Fabrizio Carotti, Raffaella Crispino, Gilberto De Berardis, Roberto De Paolis, Valentina Dé Mathà, Sabine Delafon, Giulio Delvè, Sandro Di Camillo, Tamara Ferioli, Oliviero Fermariello, Michele Giangrande, J&PEG (Antonio Managò e Simone Zecubi), Marco Lampis, Matteo Tommaso Petri and Luciano Paselli, Marianna Masciolini, Piero Mezzabotta, Andrea Nacciarriti, Barbara Nati, Cristiana Palandri, Massimiliano Pelletti, Manuel Perna, Gianni Politi, Matteo Sanna, Laura Santamaria, Alia Scalvini, Alessandro Scarabello.

Connectivity Category New York: Jonas Bal Äianas, Davide Balliano, Andrea Bianconi, Amanda Church, Jonathan Feldschuh, Pamela Giaroli, Maeen Hasan, Javier Infantes, Shuyuan Kao, Derek Larson , Lily & Honglei Li, Caitlin Masley, Dato Mio, Matteo Norzi, Patrizia Novello, Luca Pizzaroni, Naomi Reis, Giada Ripa, Francesco Simeti,Todd Stone, Josh Tonsfeldt, Shen Wei, Priska Wenger, Suhee Wooh, Ted Zourntos. http://www.premioterna.com

2009-10-16