GOTHAM PRIZE EXHIBITION
Conceived as an opportunity to present the excellence of young Italian artists in New York, The Gotham Prize is a project by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. By establishing this award, the Italian Cultural Institute intends to highlight its commitment to the promotion of contemporary young Italian artists, with a careful, rigorous selection process.
Winners of the 2012 edition: Marinella Senatore and Sissi. Exhibition curated by Laura Barreca.
With the support of La Fondazione Friends of Italian Cultural Institute two limited edition books have been released, edited by NERO.
The characteristic feature of Sissi’s poetics is manual labor, through which the vitality of creative expression is found in the dimension of “creating”. Sintesi Anatomica, the project nominated for the Gotham Prize, was designed as a graphic-manual evolution of the scientific research process undertaken for Anatomia Parallela. The project’s objective is to create a sort of immersive space in which the viewer is surrounded by a wealth of information and images explaining the human anatomical apparatus, around which the artist has developed a theory.
Artist and filmmaker Marinella Senatore presents her video trilogy, Rosas, a prolific work born out of participation and the involvement of the community and the public. Participants become witnesses to the entire course of production, covering the different roles of co-authors, actors, set designers, cameramen, and directors. By way of a series of workshops, the artist’s project is thus enriched by a wide variety of relationships that connect personal events and collective process.