01 December 201803 February 2019
From November 30th 2018 to February 3rd 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”, and curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the project suggests 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 the MACTE Museum of Contemporary Art Termoli, inaugurated for this occasion and obtained from the conversion of the former market space of Via Giappone, “in piazza” stands as a cacophonic 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.
“in piazza” utilises a topical, social and political place of Italian architectural history, to reflect on the centrality and importance of urban sites for free confrontation and fruition, envisioning a context where different discourses and temporalities meet fluidly and new critical positions can exist.
To emphasise a non-linear and non-didactic approach, 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 a series of modular structures utilised to construct different spaces inside the museum. These structures are minimal museological elements that can be reconfigured ad-infinitum independently of the pre-existing architectural context.
The edition is promoted by the Comune di Termoli, Assessorato alla Cultura.
Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer living between London and Milan. www.attiliaff.com
Alessandro Bava is an artist, architect and writer based in Naples.
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
Stefano Collicelli Cagol
(Chief Curator, Quadriennale Roma 2020)
(Director, GAMeC Bergamo)
Curated byAttilia Fattori Franchini
Exhibition designAlessandro Bava
Benni Bosetto (Born in Milan, 1987), lives and works between Milan and Amsterdam. She graduated from Brera Academy in Milan and studied at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Amongst her recent exhibitions: Baruchello Foundation curated by Caterina Molteni, Rome; ADA curated by Caterina Molteni, Rome; MAMbo curated by Lorenzo Balbi, Bologna (all 2018). ADA, Rome; Art Verona collateral project, organised by Mauro De Iorio; FutureDome, Milan, curated by Ginevra Bria; Tile Project Space, Milan; Placentia Arte, Piacenza, project by Roberto Fassone (all 2017). DAMA, Turin, Performance curated by Lorenzo Balbi; De Appel Art Center, Amstedam; Cripta747, Turin; Marselleria curated by Siliqoon, Milan (all 2016). Fanta Spazio, project by Beatrice Marchi, Milan, (2015). Il Crepaccio, curated by Caroline Corbetta, Milan, (2014). She undertook several residencies such as: Fonderia Battaglia, Milan; Bocs art residency curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Cosenza, (both 2018); VIR Via Farini, Milan, (2014).
Anna Franceschini (born in Pavia, Italy 1979) lives and works Milano. Her work has been presented and awarded in several film festivals, including: the IFFR / Rotterdam Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival (CH) and TFF/Turin Film Festival, MFF/Milano Film Festival and Courtisane Film Festival in Ghent. Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Sao Paulo; GAM, Turin; Kunstverein Dusseldorf; Spike Island, Bristol; Museion, Bolzano; Fiorucci Art Trust, London; MACRO, Rome; Institut Culturel Italien, Paris; Peep Hole, Milan; Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kiosk Gallery, Ghent; Objectif Exhibition, Antwerp; Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice. Recent collective exhibitions include: CAC Vilnius; Kunstraum, London; Quadriennale, Rome; The Breeder Gallery, Athens; Villa Croce, Genova; Matadero, Madrid; MARCO, Vigo; MAXXI, Rome; Nomas Foundation, Rome among the others. Her works are part of institutional and private collections such as the Museé National d’Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, MACRO Museum in Rome and Les Abattoires, Frac Midi Pyrénée, Nicoletta Fiorucci Collection in London. She is one of the recipients of the Italian Council Grant in 2017 and she is currently a PhD Scholar in Visual and Media Studies at IULM University in Milan.
Beatrice Marchi (born in Gallarate, Italy in 1986) lives between Italy and Germany, where she completed a Master at Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg. Among her solo shows: Collezione Iannaccone, Milan; Hester, New York; Exo Exo, Paris; Fanta Spazio, Milan; Gasconade, Milan. Her works have been shown and performed in group exhibitions at institutions including: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Performance Space, New York; Mambo, Bologna; Galerias Municipais de Lisboa Boavista, Lisbon; Altri tempi, altri miti, 16th Art Quadriennal, Ehi, Voi!, curated by Michele D’Aurizio, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; PAC, Milan; Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno; GAM, Milan.
Daniele Milvio (born in Genoa, Italy 1988) lives and works in Milan and Ansedonia, Italy. In 2011 he graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan. Solo exhibitions include: A Milano non si usa., Federico Vavassori Gallery, Milan (2018); SAVINIO MILVIO, Biquadro Fine Arts, Caravaggio, Italy (2018); Brache, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2017); Mille Furie, Downs&Ross, New York (2017); Leggi e Credi, Weiss Falk, Basel (2016); Cacafoco, Federico Vavassori Gallery, Milan (2015); Schifanoia, Hester, New York (2015); Digos Boia, Hadrian, Rome (2014). His work was included in many group exhibitions such as: Use your illusion, Herald st, London (2018); Terra- A contemporary history of clay, Hotel Contemporary, London (2018); I sette messaggeri, Marselleria, Milan (2017); Carpet for a Lord, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2016); Mycorial Theatre, curated by Milovan Farronato and Paulina Olowska, São Paulo (2016); Europa and the bull, curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina (2016); Full-Fall, organized by Davide Stucchi and Mattia Ruffolo, Milan (2015); Per risplendere devi bruciare, curated by Matteo Callegari, Federico Vavassori Gallery, Milan (2015); Nativity, curated by Michele d’Aurizio, Grand Century, New York (2015); After Dark, curated by Tobias Kaspar, castillo/corrales, Paris (2015); Heathers, curated by Alex Ross, Rowing, London (2014); It’s Up To You!, cura.basement, Rome (2014).
Giangiacomo Rossetti (born in 1989, Milan, Italy) lives and works in Basel. Solo exhibitions include: DEEPSTARIA ENIGMATICA, Riverside, Bern (2018); KRIS, Federico Vavassori, Milan (2017); Bellarmina, Warm Art Space, São Paulo (2016); Un Gatto Nel Cervello, presented by Hester, GRGGLT, Turin (2015). He participated in various group exhibitions such as: Tra l’Inquietudine e il martello, Federico Vavassori, Milan (2018); Here and Here - Das Ich un alles andere, curated by Tenzing Barshee, Braunsfelder family collection, Cologne (2018); El Pueblo de Nuestra Senõra la reina de Los Angeles del Rio Porciúncula, curated by Alessandro Bava, MAK Center, Los Angeles (2017); A Two-Dimensional Surface is a Dead Experience, organized by Francesco Joao Scavarda, Beattricks, Milan (2014); La Pace Tra gli Animali, curated by Gasconade, MAG, Arco di Trento (2014); The Remains of the Day, curated by Rita Selvaggio, San Giovanni Valdarno (AR) - Good Guys (Gran Riserva), Gasconade, Rome (2014).
Davide Stucchi (born in 1988) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Stucchi’s solo exhibitions include: NENA Sant’Ilario Pavilion, Genoa; What’s left unsaid, says it all, Taylor Macklin, Zurich (both 2015); and Oggetti Traditi, MACRO, Rome (2014). His work has been featured in group exhibitions, such as: Coming Soon at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2018); DIE MARMORY SHOW III: Guilty Pleasures at Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2016); La scrittura degli echi at MAXXI, Rome (2015); In Real Life at Galerie Christine König, Vienna (2014); and The reconstitution of fiction which eventually provoked the “no more fictions movement” at Shanaynay, Paris (2013). He has held residencies at Cité internationale des Arts, Paris; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (both 2013); and from April to July 2016 he was artist-in-residence at Triangle, Marseille.