BESTIE, BESTIACCE & BESTIONI
ACQUERELLI DIGITALI DI SERGIO STAINO
URBAN EXHIBITION in MASSA MARITTIMA
SENSI DELL’ARTE | Art Senses | 2015 |16
PRIZE REPRESENTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC
for Art Senses
On Thursday, September 17, 2015 the award Ceremony of the Third Edition of “Art Senses” – the biennial international exhibition-competition of contemporary art reserved for people who are blind and visually impaired, created by the Art@ltro association thanks to the participation of the prestigious Institute for the Blind of Via Vivaio in Milan – took place. This event was awarded the Medal of Representation of the President of the Italian Republic. Forty works by blind artists came from Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Slovenia, in addition to Italy. In the course of the exhibition, they match with those of seeing artists who created tactile works accessible to those who cannot see or those who want to “read” them with their eyes closed.
In short, we deal with an interactive exhibition with deep meanings, to which we add a marble sculpture path carried out by artists who are blind during the Carrara Symposium, organized by Pemart Ltd.in August by means of robotic technology.
The jury was composed of: the designer Sergio Staino as a chairman; the scientific director of the Institute for the Blind Giancarlo Abba; the artist and curator Gian Paolo Bonesini; the director of the State Tactile Museum “Omero” Aldo Grassini; the University Professor Silvia Simoncelli.
The artists were selected among the thirty-one blind in the exhibition, each representing a particular form of expression or conveying a specific meaning.
The First Prizes, awarded by the Institute of the Blind of Milan, were given to:
Antonella Cappabianca, Rome – First Prize PHOTOGRAPHY
Osvaldo Maffei, Rovereto – First Prize GRAPHICS
Erika Tammpere, Tallinn, Estonia – First Prize VIDEO INSTALLATION
Adriano Ragazzi, Como – First Prize PAINTING
Luigi Turati, Milan – First Prize SCULPTURE
Other Special Prizes were awarded to:
– Sergio Cechet, Ronchi dei Legionari -GO
Art@ltro Prize consisting of a bas-relief by the artist G. Paolo Bonesini, awarded for having dealt with depth and skill with the EXPO theme “Energy for Life”;
– the memory of Ivan Stojan Rutar, Koper, Slovenia
Pemart Prize consisting of a medal made by Chiara Imperiali in Carrara marble;
– Andrea Sica, Salerno, Sinapsi Foundation
School of Sacred Art of Florence Prize, consisting of a stay in Florence with visits to museums, assigned to one of the youngest artists in the exhibition.
The meaning related to artistic creations of all participants is truly deep. An ongoing challenge by overcoming the sensory limits but, above all, by communicating, by different means, their creative vitality.
Blind Artists in the Art Senses Exhibition 2015
Rezka Arnus, Andrea Bianco, Antonella Bretschneider, Sergio Cechet, Antonella Cappabianca, Luca Casella, Marco Citro, Valentin Cundrič, Raffaella D’Ambra, Lucilla D’Antilio, Salvatore De Stefano, Paolo Dunchi, Cinzia Frassà, Zohar Ginio, Milka Jug, Jana Kus, Marco Leone, Rossana Leonardi, Osvaldo Maffei, Danielle Ongo-Levi, Anne Parker, Adriano Ragazzi, Alessandro Scaramucci, Andrea Sica, Ivan Stojan Rutar, Erika Tammpere, Ismo Tilanto, Meri Tišler, Lucio Treu, Luigi Turati, Natalija Žitnik Metaj
“A multi-sensory journey” with blind artists: Regina Anzalone, Gian Paolo Bonesini, Angela Casagrande, Kunie Fujiyoshi, Patricia Nattino, Massimo Pelagagge, Alex Pergher.
“Seeing with the hands” by Pemart. Works created during the Symposium 2015 in Carrara with artists who are blind.
The event, created in 2010 by the Art@ltro Association, is organized in 2015 at the Institute of the Blind of Milan with the support of EBU-European Blind Union and the Italian Union for the Blind and Partially Sighted, in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, EXPO and the City of Milan, the Lombardy Region, Metropolitan City of Milan, the State Tactile Museum OMERO, Sinapsi Foundation, Grosseto Culture Foundation, School of Sacred Art of Florence, Pemart, Huntsman, Elettromar, Rotary Club Massa Marittima, La Cura.