TERMOLI ART PRIZE
The Termoli Art Prize was born in 1955 as a Contemporary Art annual prize. Thanks to the constant and passionate interest of the master Achille Pace, since 1960 the prize has become a veritable investigation of artistic research in Italy, to which illustrious Italian art critics such as Giulio Carlo Argan and Palma Bucarelli have contributed. Through the instrument of the purchase award, over the years a collection of artworks has been forming, representative of a long trajectory of research and experimentation in contemporary art, from 1955 to present day.
The Termolese collection is perhaps a unique case in Italy for the documentation of that research field going from the post-informal to abstractionism, to the new figuration, to kinetic art and programmed art.
Currently the collection includes over 470 artworks, mostly paintings on canvas, but also sculptural works made with a variety of techniques and materials. Amongst the artists in the collection: Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Antonio Calderara, Dadamaino, Tano Festa, Gino Marotta, Luca Maria Patella, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo, Mario Schifano, Giulio Turcato, Giuseppe Uncini.
MACTE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Termoli, is a space dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of contemporary art practices, hosting biennially the Termoli Art Prize and its collection (1955 - present). The museum was created as a unique space to encounter, preserve, archive, display and promote the works part of the collection and create critical thinking across generations of art makers.
MACTEMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea TermoliVia Giappone, 86039 Termoli (CB)tel: +39 0875 712381m: +39 366 firstname.lastname@example.org