MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Premio Italia Arte Contemporanea 2012

27 Jan - 20 May 2012

curated by Giulia Ferracci, MAXXI Arte
27 January – 20 May, 2012

The Italian Contemporary Prize, now in its second year, was created to support and promote the most recent developments on the contemporary art scene and the latest generation of Italian artists within the local and international contexts. Furthermore, the prize represents an important opportunity for the expansion of the museum’s collection, which is also enhanced through the acquisition of specially commissioned and produced works.

On the occasion of the Italian Contemporary Prize 2012 the four finalists – Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Patrizio di Massimo, Adrian Paci and Luca Trevisani – will each be presenting a work conceived specifically for the museum spaces, works that reflect on themes of great currency such as the landscape and the transfiguration of the city, history as a model of national identity, ritual as a moment of recognition among individuals and material and the perfection of objects.

The winner, who will be named a few weeks from the closing of the exhibition, will be the subject of a monographic catalogue of his entire oeuvre, with interviews, essays and an anthological section of the most important critical texts that have accompanied his development.

Tags: Giorgio Andreotta Calo, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adrian Paci, Luca Trevisani