Termoli Art Prize 061

MACTE (Museo Arte Contemporanea Termoli)

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Carla Accardi, Anselmo Anselmi, Tomaso Binga, BENNI BOSETTO, Marisa Busanel, Dadamaino, Salvatore Emblema, ANNA FRANCESCHINI, Bice Lazzari, Sergio Lombardo, Carlo Lorenzetti, BEATRICE MARCHI, DANIELE MILVIO, Luigi Ontani, Stephanie Oursler, GIANGIACOMO ROSSETTI, Mario Schifano, DAVIDE STUCCHI, Nanda Vigo.

From the 1st of December 2018 to the 3rd of February 2019, the city of Termoli hosts the 61st edition of the Termoli Art Prize, an artistic initiative that over the years has contributed to enrich the Italian and local cultural landscape. Titled IN PIAZZA, its an encounter between the history of the Prize and contemporary art production, exhibited together for the first time in order to amplify a critical reflection on the territory and the mechanisms of local and national artistic promotion.

Set up in the central space of MACTE, Museum of Contemporary Art Termoli, obtained from the conversion of the former market space of Via Giappone, IN PIAZZA stands as a moment during which different artistic and historical positions can emerge, merging the objectives advocated by the future MACTE museum: historical preservation and contemporary dissemination. To underline these objectives and the context of production and reception, the artists taking part in the 61st edition will be exhibited, for the first time, alongside works selected from the historical collection of the Termoli Art Prize, composed of almost 500 works ranging from 1955 to today.

To emphasise a non-linear and non-didactic approach, the curator Attilia Fattori Franchini has collaborated with artist and architect Alessandro Bava on both the selective process of the collection and the spatial design of the exhibition. Bava has designed diverse modular structures utilised to construct spaces inside the museum. These structures are minimal museological elements that can be reconfigured ad-infinitum independently of the pre-existing architectural context.

         
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019. All photos: Paolo Lafratta
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019
Beatrice Marchi, performance, Termoli Art Prize opening night, 2018
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019
Termoli Art Prize, 061, installation view, 2019