plutôt la vie... plutôt la ville

roberto daolio prize
i° edition

february 19th -
15th march, 2015

february 19th,  2015
accademia di belle arti di bologna, time  4 pm
spazio incontex, time 6 pm
urban center bologna, time 5 pm

curated by Maria Teresa Bentini, Gino Gianuizzi,
Mili Romano

Keita Nakasone, Natalia Trejbalova, Barbara Cardella, Irene Fenara e Daniele Pulze, Giulia Martini, Riccardo Vanni

exhibitions and venues::
Accademia di Belle Arti, via Belle Arti, 54
Urban Center Bologna, piazza Nettuno, 3
Spazio InContext, via Libia, 72d/e/f
Bologna, Italy

he Prize was created in memory of Roberto Daolio and his sensitivity as a national ad international artistic curator, his passionate work as a teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna and his rare ability to recognise and cultivate the signs of the new, which made him an irreplaceable figure and one whose precious achievements are present in the works of so many artists. The Prize was aimed at the students of the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna for a project of public art, a field to which Roberto Daolio devoted most of his commitment in the last fifteen years since he preferred it as an educational form of art focused on the interpretation of and intervention in public spaces not specifically dedicated to art. The Prize offers a scholarship as desired by Daolio’s family and a journey to Iceland thanks to the Little Constellation Network of the Republic of San Marino, with which Daolio collaborated in the last years of his life.

The first prize in cash was awarded to the project called InContext by Keita Nakasone for his attentive anthropological, urban and social analysis which resulted in the identification of some abandoned areas of the city. Then he focused on one of them and its living context. The project stands out for the artist’s willingness to stimulate the extensive participation of the public and ability to develop relationships among the inhabitants, in its role as a space able to trigger the creation of a network of connections. Particularly interesting is the fact that this young artist has already started a dialogue with the local authorities to realise his work and turn it into a collaborative cultural platform. The second prize, a two-week journey at the SÍM of Reykiavik offered by Little Constellation Network - Contemporary art in geo-cultural micro-areas and the Small States of Europe, with which Roberto Daolio had a close collaboration in the last years of his life, was awarded to the project by Natalia Tribajlova, Aluda. The conceptual and poetic impact of this work links themes connected with environmental sustainability and the historical memory of the city through sounds.
In addition, the following projects have also been chosen: Cartigli d’artista by Barbala Cardella, Immagini in meno by Irene Fenara e Daniele Pulze, Lumen by Giulia Martini and DENKMAL by Riccardo Vanni.
The winning projects and those which have been selected will be presented in a catalogue and displayed at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, and in different locations in the city of Bologna.

Accademia Belle Arti Bologna
via Belle Arti 54 Bologna (Italy)