Anna Morettini Prize
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 or Paris.
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 theme of the second edition of the Anna Morettini Prize is the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
Written in the Fourteenth Century, this work contains 100 tales told by young men and women who, in order to escape the Black Death, took shelter in a villa on the hills of Florence.
This book has been widely criticized and its author considered heretical but with his Decameron, Boccaccio pays tribute to life. The stories written in the vulgar tongue are characterized by a naturalistic dimension. It is about love, life in the countryside and simple pleasures.
Boccaccio wrote his greatest literary work at a time of great agitation. Europeand Florence of the middle of the 14th century are struck by the Black Death, the bankruptcy of the Bardi and Peruzzi families and the Hundred Years War.
Boccaccio allows the reader and his young protagonists to escape in a bucolic setting. The garden is depicted as a space that escapes the evils and the rules of the city, where one can live and remake the world as he pleases.
The theme may inspire a reflection on the concept of evasion. The method used by Boccaccio - the story in the story - as the painting in the painting, gives candidates the necessary distance to illustrate the threats weighing on our society and express how they escape from it.
Savonarola - a predicator who lived a century later, theme of the first edition of the Prize - and Boccaccio seem opposed. One condemns the earthly pleasures while the other denounces the catholic bigotry. But one thing brings together these two men who marked the History of Florence: the quest for his own sanctuary.
Anna Morettini Prize
The Prize will be awarded by Anna Morettini in 2018.
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 exposed in Paris or Florence.
Candidates must prove that they are represented by one or more galleries or that they have exhibited their own work in cultural institutions.
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.
Applications to the Prize will open on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Applicants must return duly completed and signed application form (to be downloaded on the website www.prixannamorettini.com/en) along with their full application file via registered mail, with a return receipt, addressed to:
Mademoiselle Anna Morettini
157 boulevard Saint-Germain
AND via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (in .pdf format).
Candidates must send their full application file before February 1, 2018.
Each competition participant grants the Anna Morettini Association 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 decisions of the jury are secret, final and incontestable.
The selection will be made by Anna Morettini and competent individuals in the creative professions and academics:
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