Exhibitions / Premio Furla 2011: Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut, shortlist exhibition [curating]

29.01.2011 to 06.02.2011

The 8. Furla Prize 2011 evolved over its eight editions and is now recognised as the ultimate Italian prize in support of young Italian contemporary artists, with a format focusing on education and the production of new works. - - - - - -- - The patron artist of the 8. Furla Prize 2011 is Christian Boltanski, who created the image and motto of this edition, Pleure qui peut, rit qui vet, a sort of oxymoron for the 5 finalists. - - - - - - - The artists are: Alis/Filliol – Andrea Respino (Cuneo, 1976) and Davide Gennarino (Torino, 1979), nominated by Simone Menegoi and Marianne Lanavère; Francesco Arena (Brindisi, 1978), nominated by Vincenzo De Bellis and Philippe Pirotte; Rossella Biscotti (Bari, 1978), nominated by Cecilia Canziani and Vincent Honoré; Matteo Rubbi (Bergamo, 1980), nominated by Lorenzo Bruni and Carson Chan; Marinella Senatore (Salerno, 1977), nominated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Emily Pethick. - - - - - -- - - The Furla Prize, created by Chiara Bertola, is today organised and promoted by Fondazione Furla, Fondazione Carisbo, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, and MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, with the support of Carisbo S.p.A. and with the collaboration of Viafarini and Arte Fiera. - - - - - - - -- - international jury consisting of Christian Boltanski, Stefano Chiodi (art historian and critic), Vít Havránek (curator), Jörg Heiser (co-editor of frieze magazine), Miguel Von Hafe Pérez (director of the CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain) - - - - - - - - Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut, shortlist exhibition Alis/Filliol, Francesco Arena, Rossella Biscotti, Matteo Rubbi, Marinella Senatore. - - - - -- - - Curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Cecilia Canziani, Alfredo Cramerotti, Vincenzo de Bellis, Simone Menegoi