AUTOFOCUS 8: HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF THE VANNI ART COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS.
A fresh wind of creative inspiration for VANNIs take on the world of contemporary art. The art competition Autofocus, created by VANNI 8 years ago to promote and sustain young emerging art has awarded 4 prizes in categories visual arts, performance, photography and video. The winning International and Italian artists with promising curricula were selected by curator Olga Gamberi for work that represented significant expressions of their personal artistic journey.
Lets meet them:
The winner for visual arts is Milena Rossignoli, born 1990 in Quito, Ecuador now living and working between Barcelona and Bologna. Her very personal exhibition “Unire le distanze/ Join the Gaps” has been presented at the Autofocus project space at the VANNI showroom in Turin. While Lorenzo Abattoir, born 1987 in Savigliano, Italy, is the winner of the performance section of the competition. His new visual-sound performance, “The Contemporary Cult of Nothing/ Il Culto Contemporaneo del Vuoto”, has been enacted in the atmospheric Piazza Carlina, in the centre of Turin, accompanying the opening of Milena’s exhibition.
Paolo Bandinu, born in Cagliaritano, Italy in 1984 now living and working in Berlin, is the winner of the video section, and has presented his video “Meandro Rosso/Red Maze” on the same evening in the Project Space of the VANNI showroom. The exhibition of Irene Dionisio, born in Torino in 1986 and winner of the protography prize is scheduled for May 2017.
Here’s a gallery of a world of art…according to VANNI.