Anna Morettini Prize
Thanks to the support of the Etrillard Foundation, the winner of the Anna Morettini Prize will receive 20,000 euro in addition to major visibility through an exhibition of his or her work in Florence and Paris.
For its first edition, the Anna Morettini Prize will be assigned by highly esteemed members from the world of art and culture. The aim is to bring forth an artist whose work demonstrates a close look at Florence, the Florentine Renaissance and the questions that one can find in contemporary art. The winner will receive a sum of 20,000 euro and his or her work will be exhibited both in Paris and in Florence.
The first edition of the Anna Morettini Prize is dedicated to “Savonarola’s Universe”—a reflection on the complex relationships that he created with the Florentine artistic tradition.
In the debate in which the Middle Ages and the Renaissance confront one another, the figure of Girolamo Savonarola and his destiny, meteoric and tragic, is a paradox: was he a sincere predicator who wanted to establish a “sanctified city beloved by God” in Florence, following the theologians of the Middle Ages? Or was he an aspiring dictator who aimed at suffocating free speech and liberty in one of the most brilliant cities in Italy? Was he a fanatic who despised the world, its pleasures, life and, above all, Renaissance art? Or was he a passionate protector of an ideal of purity and equality?
This personality might inspire candidates to thoroughly reflect on vanity and its role in artistic creation, on representations of art and power, on how this same fact of being forbidden can have a positive result on Florentine artistic production.
All artists’ points of view should reflect the declaration of love that this Prize is for Florence.
Anna Morettini Prize
In collaboration with the Etrillard Foundation, the Prize will be awarded by Anna Morettini in 2017.
The Anna Morettini Prize will be announced during the first trimester of 2017 in Florence
The aim is to reward an artist who has strong intellectual and artistic bonds with the city of Florence. Inspired by the year’s specific theme, the candidate will present an artwork which expresses a contemporary interpretation of an historic subject.
The winner will receive a prize of 20,000 euro and his or her work will be promoted in Paris and Florence through an exhibition in the headquarters of the Friends of the Etrillard Foundation Associations.
Because the jury wants to nurture emerging talents, it will focus its attention on the candidacies of artists under 45 years old. All traditional artistic techniques, as well as new media, are accepted.
The registration form will be available online beginning Monday, 16 May, 2016 on the website www.prixannamorettini.com.
Applicants must return the signed and duly completed application form to the headquarters of the Friends of the Etrillard Foundation Association.
Forms must be submitted via registered mail, with a return receipt, addressed personally to Anna Morettini; Via Pian dei Giullari, 68 - 50125 Florence and to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org (in .pdf format).
In addition to the registration form, candidates must present their full application file. All materials must be received by December 1, 2016.
The candidacy file for project detailing the work to be created in the year following the award should also include:
Each competition participant grants the Etrillard Foundation free rights to reproduce the works and texts released for the Prize for possible inclusion in the catalogue, publication on the website and for other forms of communication, promotion and organization-based activities.
The documentation submitted will not be returned.
The selection of these works will be made by an artistic and technical judges panel composed of the director of the Etrillard Foundation and some notable experts and professionals from the cultural sphere.
The decisions of the jury are final and incontestable.
The selection will be made by competent individuals in the creative professions and academics:
ANNA MORETTINI PRIZE
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