For the production of a video by a young Italian artist
1st edition

[tabgroup] [tab title=”INFORMATION”]Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, in collaboration with FST Mediateca Toscana Film Commission, announces the Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival Prize for the production of an artist’s video.

The Prize is promoted by the regional project “Toscana in contemporanea”.

The competition is by invitation only and is limited to 10 Italian artists (or artists’ collectives) under the age of 35. The artists will be selected by a committee composed of five Italian curators. Each curator will nominate two artists (or artists’ collectives).

The selected artists will have to propose a project for the production of an original video not less than 15 minutes long.

The jury, composed of two Italian art experts and Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo schermo dell’arte, will nominate the winner, who will be awarded the Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival Prize, which consists of 10,000 Euro, to be used exclusively towards the production of the video.

The winner will be announced during the course of the 3rd edition of the Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival (November, 22-25, 2010).
The winning video will have its premiere during the course of the 4th edition of the Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, in November 2011.

[tab title=”SELECTION COMMITTEE”][one_third][member name=”Francesca Bertolotti” img=””]An independent curator and producer, she lives in Milan. She has worked at the Galleria Raffaella Cortese, and directed the curatorial department of the Hangar Bicocca in Milan. More recently she has directed the production of single commissioned works for internationally famous artists, including Alfredo Jaar and Mark Lewis. She has also recently coordinated production for the curatorial program of Artissima 17. At the moment, she is the curator in charge of planning Reiner Ruthenbeck’s first Italian retrospective, at Villa Romana, in Florence, which will take place next spring. She is also producing Rosalind Nashashibi’s project for the Sharjah Biennial. [/member][/one_third]

[one_third][member name=”Luigi Fassi” img=””]A curator and critic, Luigi Fassi was the curator in residence at the Frame Finnish Fund for Art Exchange and the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki in 2006. In 2007, he curated the 3rd Prague Biennial, with a show on the new scene in the Baltic Republics. In 2008-09, he was the Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP in New York. Since 2009, he has been the director of Ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano. He is a regular contributor to Mousse Magazine, Artforum, Site Magazine and Klat.

[one_third_last][member name=”Domenico Quaranta” img=””]Is a critic and curator of contemporary art. He is a regular contributor to Flash Art and an occasional contributor to many other Italian and international magazines. He has also published: 1995-2005 (Milan, 2005) and, with Matteo Bittanti, GameScenes: Art in the Age of Videogames (Milan, 2006). He has curated and co-curated various exhibitions, including Connessioni Leggendarie. 1995 – 2005 (Milano 2005); Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age (Bruxelles 2008) and Playlist. Playing Games, Music, Art (Gijon 2009; Bruxelles 2010). He teaches Net Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.

[one_third][member name=”Alessandro Rabottini” img=””]Is an art critic and Head Curator of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, where he curated one-man exhibitions by Sterling Ruby, Tris Vonna-Michell, Victor Man, Aaron Curry, Mircea Cantor, Kris Martin, Johannes Kahrs, Pietro Roccasalva, Marcello Maloberti, Keren Cytter, Jordan Wolfson, Ian Tweedy and Mungo Thomson, among others. He is the author of monographs on the work of Sterling Ruby, Victor Man and Pietro Roccasalva, published by JRP/Ringier, and of the first complete monograph on the work of Aaron Curry, published in collaboration with Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover for König Verlag. As guest curator he has organized shows for GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin and for the Centre Cultural Francais in Milan. His writings appear regularly in international magazines such as Frieze, Modern Painters, Flash Art, MAP Magazine, Mousse and Kaleidoscope, as well as in international catalogues for the Berlin Biennial, the OK Zentrum in Linz, the Casino Luxembourg, the Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, the Koninklijk Museum voor SchoneKunsten and the MUHKA in Antwerp. He is a member of the curatorial committee of the APT – Artist Pension Trust.[/member][/one_third]

[one_third][member name=”Roberta Tenconi” img=””]Is a curator and critic. Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan, taking care of special projects and producing shows, including Paul McCarthy, Tacita Dean, Tino Sehgal, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Pawel Althamer e Paola Pivi. At the same time, she develops and contributes to other independent projects. Recently, she has worked as assistant curator for the show The Fear Society – Pabellón de la Urgencia, a side project of the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, curated by Jota Castro. In 2006, she was visiting curator at the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne, co-curated the show Homework, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, a project for the 4th Berlin Biennal of Contemporary Art, and curated Anteprima, the section for young galleries at MiArt. She is a regular contributor to art catalogs and magazines, including Flash Art, Muse and Domus. Since 2006, she has written the column Introducing in Mousse magazine, in which she presents and analyzes the work of young Italian artists.[/member][/one_third][one_third_last][/one_third_last]


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[one_third][member name=”Francesco Bernardelli” img=””]A critic and contemporary art curator, he is involved in the relations between visual arts, time-based media and new music, organizing film programs, video and performance events. From 1999 to 2005, he has curated film and video programs for Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, for whom he co-catalogued the video collection, and in recent years has written on the historic connections between performance, video art and moving images, publishing texts and essays for institutions such as MAMbo, Bologna, Centro d’arte delle Papesse, Siena, Castello di Rivoli, GAM di Torino, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, De Appel, and essays for Charta, Electa, Skira, HopefulMonster and Mondadori arte. Among his recent projects, he has curated and organized Split Subjects (De Appel, Amsterdam 2005), an exhibition-series of artist performances and contemporary dance, Figures of Excess (Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles, 2006) a retrospective dedicated to boundary-breaking in the disciplines of visual arts, performing arts and music, Sculptures in an Extended Field (Outline+Agentur, Amsterdam, 2007), the video festival VIDEOit (Torino – Milano, 2007-2009). For the summer of 2010, he presented Fuoricornice (at the teatro del Castello di Rivoli), a cycle of encounters and projections of contemporary dance and music, with homages to Charles Atlas and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.[/member][/one_third]

[one_third][member name=”Bruno Di Marino” img=””]An historian of the moving image, he has been particularly involved in audiovisual experimentation. Among the volumes written by him, we choose to mention: Animania – 100 anni di esperimenti nel cinema d’animazione (Il Castoro, 1998); L’ultimo fotogramma. I finali del cinema (Editori Riuniti, 2001); Interferenze dello sguardo. La sperimentazione audiovisiva tra analogico e digitale (Bulzoni, 2002); Studio Azzurro – Tracce, sguardi e altri pensieri (Feltrinelli, 2007) Pose in movimento. Fotografia e cinema (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009). He has written for scores of specialized magazines. His essays have been published in France, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Japan, China and Hungary.[/member][/one_third]

[one_third_last][member name=”Silvia Lucchesi” img=””]
An art historian, she has published books and essays, and has curated shows of contemporary art. Since 2008, she has been the director of the film festival Lo Schermo dell’Arte, which she founded. She is the docent in charge of the doctoral course PRO.G.E.A.S., Università di Firenze, Polo di Prato. She produced the film Senza titolo. Viaggio nell’arte moderna e contemporanea delle istituzioni pistoiesi (2009). She has collaborated with the Festival dei Popoli, Florence, curating the Cinema and Art section (1992-1998, 2005-2007). She has curated video programs, among them Atlanti Futuri. Visioni sugli scenari a venire (Florence, CCCS, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, 2008), and film programs dedicated to contemporary visual arts (Pistoia 1995, Artecinema, Napoli 1996 e 1997). With her production company SYLVY Produzioni srl, she produced the film Losing the Thread by Jonathan Nossiter (2000), which was presented in various international festivals and was broadcast by RAISAT and the Sundance Channel.[/member][/one_third_last]


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[accordion-item title=”Alek O.”]Buenos Aires 1981. Lives and works in Milan.
Recently she participated in the group show Gallery, Galerie, Galleria (Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, 2010) and Territoria 4 (Prato e Comuni della Provincia, 2009).
Invited by Roberta Tenconi[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Meris Angioletti”]Bergamo 1977. Lives and works in Paris and Milan.
A finalist for the Premio Furla 2009, she won the New York Prize promoted by the Ministero degli Esteri in collaboration with Columbia University’s Italian Academy. Selected exhibitions: Ginnastica Oculare (GAMeC, Bergamo, 2009), Paradigma Indiziario (Careof , Milan, 2009).
Invited by Alessandro Rabottini[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Luca Bolognesi”]Ferrara 1978. Lives and works in London and Milan.
First one-man show, in 2010, Oki (CAR Projects, Bologna). He recently partecipated in Disegni Europei (Galleria Oredaria, Rome, 2010).
Invited by Domenico Quaranta[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio”]Torino 1978, where they live and work.
Among their most recent exhibitions: No Fire Zone (Fondazione Merz, Torino, 2010) and Bakroman (Ar-ge Kunst, Bolzano, 2010).
Invited by Luigi Fassi[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Patrizio Di Massimo”]Jesi 1983. Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Among his most recent exchibitions, the one-man shows The Negus said: “Give me the lion, keep the stele!” (Art Statements 41, Basel, 2010) and Zilkha Auditorium (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2009).
Invited by Alessandro Rabottini[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Michael Fliri”]Tubre (BZ) 1978. Lives and works in Vienna e a Tubre.
Among his recent exhibitions, Named it as your feel it (Art dans la Citè, Paris, 2009) and Getting Too Old to Die Young (Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, 2008).
Invited by Francesca Bertolotti[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Alessandro Gagliardo”]Paternò 1983. Lives and works in Catania.
Partecipated in the show Persona in meno (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2010) and Senza titolo con sottotitolo. Quando il processo è metà dell’opera (beBOCS / Box of Ccontemporary Space, Catania, 2010).
Invited by Luigi Fassi[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Diego Marcon”]Busto Arsizio (VA) 1985.
Winner of a residency at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa di Venezia, where he lives and works, participated in the show Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today (Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan e Middelburg, 2010).
Invited by Francesca Bertolotti[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Inverno Muto”]Simone Bertuzzi e Simone Trabucchi. Lives and works in Piacenza.
Among his recent one-man exhibitions are B.O.B. (Galleria Patricia Armocida Milan, 2010) and Dungeons and Dregs (Grimmuseum, Berlin, 2010).
Invited by Domenico Quaranta[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Alessandro Nassiri Tabibzadeh”]Milan 1975, where he lives and works.
Among his recent exhibitions Noi siamo qui, in Contemporanea (Milan Triennal) and Eurasia (Mart, Rovereto, 2008).
Invited by Roberta Tenconi[/accordion-item]