Friday 13 June 2014

Award ceremony winner PREMIO MAXXI 2014

Friday 13 June, 19.30
MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free

The artist Marinella Senatore has been proclaimed the winner of this third edition of the PREMIO MAXXI,  founded to support the growth of the young generation of Italian artists.
The prize goes to her project The School of Narrative Dance, Rome.
The Premio was delivered by Giovanna Melandri, Fondazione MAXXI President, Hou Hanru, the Artistic Director and the members of jury Fabio Cavallucci and Susan Pfeffer.

The work will become part of MAXXI’s permanent collection. A monographic publication will be dedicated to the winning artist, including interviews and essays as well as an anthology of the most significant critical essays to have been written about him or her. The dual-language (Italian-English) publication will be distributed internationally.

The film San Siro by Yuri Ancarani:  is a reading of the world of football as poetic as it is savage celebrating the legend of this sport, revealing its hidden side and turning the time it takes to play the game into a reflection on the spectacularization of the game itself.
The installation Natura dell’emozione by Micol Assaël: a reflection on the theme of physical space and its connections with that of the unconscious.
Per comandare all’aria by Linda Fregni Nagler: a group of three sculptures and a selection of fifteen photographs portraying figures about to jump, or precariously suspended.
The School of Narrative Dance by Marinella Senatore: a free, travelling school of storytelling based on horizontal educational systems that bring about processes of emancipation and selflearning, where anyone can teach or be a student.

The international jury, met to evaluate projects, consists of: Anna Mattirolo,Director of MAXXI Arte and commissioner of the Prize, Hou Hanru, Artistic Director of MAXXI, Fabio Cavallucci,Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the artistGiuseppe Penone and Susan Pfeffer, Artistic Director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel.