Giovanni Chiamenti wins the first edition of the E.ART.H.

Giovanni Chiamenti, HORECA3000, 2022, refrigerated display case, raku ceramic, bioplastic derived from kappa carrageenan, thermoplastic, epoxy resin, 96 x 43.5 x 38 cm

Thursday 30 March 2023, at 19.00, Telmo Pievaniholder of the first Italian chair of Philosophy of Biological Sciences, at the Department of Biology of the University of Padua, and Oscar Farinettifounder of Eataly and president of E.ART.H., will award the winner of the first edition of the E.ART.H. Prize, Giovanni Chiamentiauthor of the work ‘HORECA3000‘(2022). The award ceremony will take place in the Project Room of E.ART.H

HORECA3000‘ (2022) by Giovanni Chiamenti is a refrigerated display case, part of the ‘Interspecies Kin‘, and inside it houses sculptures that represent possible hybridizations between the animal and vegetable worlds and the remains of plastics produced by human beings.
These are compositions that recreate organisms that could be generated in the oceans in a future time.

The work of Giovanni Chiamenti and the other 7 finalist works – ‘fruiting bodies‘ (2022) by Camilla Alberti (Milan, 1994), ‘Exuviation‘ (2022) by Martina Cioffi (Como, 1991), ‘Calentamiento‘ (2022) by Extensive Programs (Leonardo Magrelli, 1989, and Giulia Vigna, 1992), ‘The Kingdom‘ (2022) by Paolo Bufalini (Rome, 1994), ‘Amaryliss pleurotus‘ (2022) by Natalia Trejbalová (Košice, Slovakia, 1989), ‘Spiders‘ (2021) by Mattia Paje(Melzo, 1991), ‘OBE extension‘ (2021) by Lia Cecchin (Feltre, 1987) deal with the theme of biodiversity, each offering a possible point of view, to draw attention to a topic considered fundamental for facing the future with greater awareness of the environment. The finalists and the winner were selected by the jury from 116 applications received. The award jury is composed of Eva Brioschi, Walter Guadagnini and Gaspare Luigi Marcone, members of the Curatorial Committee of E.ART.H., Chiara Ventura, vice president of E.ART.H., Giorgio Fasol of the AGIVERONA collection, Barbara Tagliaferri of the Deloitte Foundation and by the artists Goldschmied & Chiari (Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari).

The works will be visible until April 30, 2023 at the Project Room of Eataly Art House. The project in its entirety will be told in a dedicated catalogue, edited by Treti Galaxiecontaining images and insights for each of the works presented in the exhibition.
The E.ART.H. promoted by Eataly Art House, coordinated by Treti Galaxie and supported by Endes srl, it is aimed at artists under 35 who are not represented by a gallery and who have at least one active exhibition. For this first edition, the artists have been invited to propose a personal reflection, developed through the tools of contemporary art, on biodiversity like tcentral theme in the relationship between human beings and Naturebut also in its cultural sense of value (one of the research areas dearest to Eataly Art House).

the E.ART.H. was created to support and promote emerging art, in accordance with the values ​​of Eataly and its vocation to analyze the present to open new perspectives on the future and consists of a monetary award of 3,000 Euros. The award ceremony will take place during a dialogue open to the public between Telmo Pievani And Oscar Farinetti by title ‘Dialogues on bio-cultural diversity‘.

The other finalist works of the E.ART.H.

‘fruit bodies’ by Camilla Alberti is an embroidery on felt that draws on the imagery of a relationship of biological parasitism: the mushroom Cordyceps attacks and transforms the bodies of the victims into organisms with hybrid and unrecognizable features.

Camilla Alberti, Fruity bodies, 2022, 83×55 cm, industrial embroidery on felt fabric

‘exuviation’ by Martina Cioffi, made of raku ceramic, it evokes the shedding of the skin of the snake and consists of bark on whose inner surface are the traces left by the bark beetle (the beetle Ips thypographus), a parasitic insect which, due to global warming, is spreading exponentially on the mountain territory, threatening the
pine forests of northern Italy. The insect mainly attacks spruce, Picea abiesunder whose bark it digs intricate tunnels, interrupting the flow of sap in the phloem and leading to the deterioration of the tree up to its death.

Martina Cioffi, Esuviazione, 2022, raku ceramic, 2 elements, 30 x 51 x 18 cm

‘heat’ by Vaste Program is a reggaeton song recorded by the authors during a period spent in Sicily in the summer of 2021, when terrible fires afflicted the Catania area. The text is a rhyming composition of sentences from the Spanish version of the Glasgow climate treaty of November 2021. The jovial sound of reggaeton clashes with the chosen words that out of their context seem empty and meaningless.

Vaste Programme, Calentamiento, 2022, Audio, 15’00”, Custom 33-inch vinyl
Edition of 50

‘The Kingdom’ by Paolo Bufalini is a triptych of entomological cases containing photographs of the artist’s childhood. The work is a reflection on the relationship between the desire for knowledge, for contact with something distant and sometimes inaccessible, and the model of relationship with the natural world that derives from it.

Paolo Bufalini, The Kingdom, 2022, entomological cases and pins, 8 photographs taken in 2001 by the artist and his mother during a trip to the United States (Washington DC, Vermont, New York). Three elements 39 x 52 x 5 cm each

‘Amaryliss pleurotus’ by Natalia Trejbalová is a multi-material installation that combines spontaneously grown plants with glass sculptures with organic features, to restore the idea of ​​coexistence between species and invite reflection on the damage caused by intensive agriculture.

Natália Trejbalová, Amaryliss pleurotus, 2022, Murano blown glass, steel. 60cm x approx. 12cm

‘spiders’ by Mattia Pajè consists of 50 silver sculptures depicting spiders, all different from each other. The work arises from the awareness that the environment in which man lives is also inhabited by many other species of species that have different attitudes and behaviors and invites us to reflect on biodiversity.

Mattia Pajè, Ragni, 2021, silver, 50 units, 4 x 4 x 2 cm each.

‘OBE’ (2021) finally, by Lia Cecchin, it is a puzzle of natural landscapes suspended vertically in the space that the public must cross, generating an involuntary contact with the various compositions and inevitably and dynamically modifying the initial image of the work. The title refers to the acronym used to define the out-of-body experience (Out of body experience) and the project invites the viewer to observe himself from the outside and to think about how his lack of attention can be reflected both on others and on the environment.

Lia Cecchin, OBE, 2021, installation, environmental dimensions.

Eataly Art House – E.ART.H.

It is the project dedicated to the arts of our time strongly desired by Oscar Farinetti,
founder of Eataly, Chiara Ventura, cultural manager, and Francesco Farinetti, managing director of Green Pea, which is based at Eataly Verona. Eataly Art House is characterized by a dual soul, the cultural one which includes unpublished exhibition projects specially conceived for its spaces and moments of dedicated study and dissemination, and the commercial one built according to innovative and as inclusive methods as possible.
The first floor of the building is dedicated to the Art House and its programming defined by the curatorial committee composed of Eva Brioschi, art historian and critic, Walter Guadagnini, photography historian and director of CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography in Turin , and Gaspare Luigi Marcone, art historian and curator. The ground floor of the Rotonda instead hosts, in addition to Eataly, also the itineraries of the Art Market project, with temporary installations divided into ever-changing areas, selected by E.ART.H.

Treti Galaxie

Founded by Matteo Mottin and Ramona Ponzini, it is an art project that since March 2016 has been developing a series of solo exhibitions in which the artists dialogue with the hidden urban fabric of Turin, reconfiguring the use of historic sites in the city and signing collaborations with important institutions and companies.
In 2021 he was co-curator of Supercondominio3 for the Castello di Rivoli – Museum of Contemporary Art. He collaborates with Artissima as curator of the Torino Social Impact Art Award and of the Artissima Voice Over platform. In 2022 he opened the exhibition season of the NAM of Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence and curated the VI Edition of the GAMeC Prize Club.

Endes Srl

Since 1996 he has been involved in organizing face-to-face or digital events. A team of expert women, founded by Stefania Fazzi, who organize events, conferences, meetings and digital events of great impact.

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