The tenth edition of the COMBAT PRIZE came to an end on Saturday, 13 July when the judges announced the winners in the beautiful gilded setting of the “Room of Mirrors” in the Museo Giovanni Fattori in Livorno.
The judging panel - Andrea Bruciati, Daniele De Luigi, Francesca
Baboni, Lorenzo Balbi, Matteo Bergamini, Paola Tognon e
Stefano Taddei, selected Alessandro Fogo with
"L’antica leggenda della foglia di
cavolo (The Ancient Legend of the Cabbage Leaf)" as the winner in the Painting
Section. The motivation for their decision reads: for a painting study that refers to the universal
stylistic elements of a past that still reverberates in the present, charged with new meanings starting from a
depiction that is heedful of the poetics of the unreal and imaginary.
Honourable Mention to Giacomo Modolo.
The winner in the Photography Section is Alisa Martynova with "Untitled" from the “NowhereNear”series, for her ability to tackle
a pressingly relevant topic going beyond the mass media models and schemas, exploring migrants’ dreams, memories and
desires through symbolic images.
Honourable Mention to Irene Lupi.
Inselvini is the winner in the Graphics Section with "Notturni (Nocturnes)", for the continuity of a corpus in which
lines become atmosphere, constructing essential, complex and even unconscious processes.
Honourable Mention to Giulia Lazzaron.
The judges declared Nuvola
Ravera the winner in the Sculpture/Installation Section for her "Soapopera" project that transforms obsessions such as body care, and
personal spatial and psychological boundaries into an installation that calls up social rituals in public and private
Honourable Mention to Matteo Messori.
For the Video Section the panel awarded the prize to Luisa Turuani for "Non sto più nella pelle (I’m Just a Bundle of Nerves)," and her ability to deal with feelings and sensations that reflect the restlessness of the body-space relationship with light-hearted wit, by animating a large object that lives in a small space and hides the artist’s identity.
Honourable Mention to Maria Pecchioli.
As to the special awards, the Fattori Contemporaneo Award for the creation of a site-specific project at the Musei Civici di Livorno, Museo della Città - Luogo Pio Arte Contemporanea and the Museo Giovanni Fattori, next scheduled for 2020, went to a Emilio Vavarella for the coherency of a study examining the relationship between technology and representation using different mediums (photography, video, sculpture, installation, web).
The four, under-35 winners of the Art Tracker prize that gives them the opportunity to participate in the Lucca Art Fair 2020 with a new curatorial project are: Anna Marzuttini, Clarissa Baldassarri, Giorgia Valli e Paolo Ciregia.
The new Poliart Award went to the artistic duo Penzo_Fiore, for their use of the material and ability to develop and grow between tradition and innovation, reformulating and proposing stratified shapes and sizes. Poliart, the leading makers of polystyrene foam will support the production of a new work by the artists.
The “targa Paolo Ristori”, award, in memory of the late member of the Associazione Culturale Blob Art, went to Franco Campana for “Proteggere la natura – L’alveare(Protecting Nature – The Beehive)” or the coherence of his research, studies on painting as a medium and for constantly questioning his art throughout his career, embodying the true spirit of the Combat Prize.
This is the list of the 80 artists who have been shortlisted for the ninth edition of PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE and the recommended artists list who will be published on the catalogue.
Selection held by: Andrea Bruciati, Daniele De Luigi, Francesca Baboni, Lorenzo Balbi, Matteo Bergamini, Paola Tognon and Stefano Taddei
Gianluca Biasi, Cecilia Borettaz, Filippo Cristini, Miriam Del Seppia, Natalija Dimitrijević, Jingge Dong, Margarita Egorova, Mattia Ferretti, Elisa Filomena, Alessandro Fogo, Laura Fortin, Yiming He, Lin Yung Huang, Marta Lorenzon, Anna Marzuttini, Giacomo Modolo, Dario Molinaro, Maria Giovanna Morelli, Setsuko Ono, Enrico Pierotti, Maria Pilotto, Federica Poletti, Giulia Querin, Carlo Alberto Rastelli, Sonia Riccio, Filippo Rizzonelli, Alessio Vaccari, Marco Vecchiato, Cveto Vidovic, Xi Zhang
Enrico Boccioletti, Marco Cadioli, Danielle Freakley, Christina Gednalske, Ianua, Iocose, Lebohang Kganye, Lorenzo Papanti, Maria Pecchioli, Luisa Turuani
PAINTING CATEGORY: Andy Mcfly, Anna Stella Zucconi, Luisa Badino, Mauro Baio, Diego Baldoin, Francesco Battistello, Sandra Bertocco, Franco Campana, Gian Marco Capraro, Chao, Ciocka, Oscar Isaias Contreras Rojas, Lisa Cutrino, Domenico Dell’osso, Noemi Durighello, Lorenzo Ermini, Andrea Gallo, Luca Gastaldo, Silvia Giordani, Maddalena Granziera, Enrico Ingenito, Takako Ishii, Sonja Kalb, Marco Longo, Man00, Claudia Margadonna, Martina Jones Lombardi, Matteo Mauro Studio, Marta Mezynska, Mirco Is Dead, Nilo Galliano Morelli, Guido Natella, Alessandra Pagliuca, Paolo Pavan, Alessandro Mauro Perini, Emanuele Puzziello, Luigi Quarta, Laura Saddi, Giorgia Scioratto, Domenico Silvestri, Ilaria Simeoni, Emanuele Taglieri, Giuliana Tommasin, Giuseppe Vassallo, Mika Vesalahti, Paola Volpato, Xelah, Jike Zou
GRAPHICS CATEGORY: Nicola De Luca, Chiara Fucà, Lars Grenaae, Eva Laila Hilsen, Fernando Salmon Iza, Michele Savino, Anna Trojanowska, Ricardo Aleodor Venturi, Vergauwen Victor, Riccardo Vigano’
PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY: Klaus Bittner, Monica Carrera, Luca Casonato, Melany Cibrario Ruscat, Victor Cobo, Manuel Cosentino, Dafne Y Selene, Carlo D’orta, Federica Coseschi, Anthea Ipsale, Junhui Fang, Kei Nagayoshi, Matteo Mezzadri, Lorenzo Mini, Elia Pinna, Peter Stitt, Sebastiano Tomada
SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION CATEGORY: Oscar Baccilieri, Elvira Biatta, Nicola Bizzarri, Marco Degl’innocenti, Giga, Fabrizio Giorgi, Giulio Locatelli, Sara Lovari, Cecilia Luci, Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, Nicolaciviero, Alice Padovani, Noemi Priolo, Andrea Raiteri, Caterina Tosoni