Monday, May 28, 2007




One prize, one 3-days symposium and one show at GAMeC, Bergamo
For three days GAMeC will be the meeting point for a whole generation of international young curators: meetings and debates between 15 international curators suggested by 15 institutions and coordinated by the artist Dara Birnbaum to mark the award of Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l’Arte - EnterPrize. On the same occasion it will be opened the exhibition Pietro Roccasalva. Truka.

The Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l’Arte – EnterPrize, inaugurated in 2003 by the GAMeC and funded by the Bonaldi family to commemorate Lorenzo Bonaldi’s passion for art and collecting, has reached its fourth year.
This prize, the only one of its kind, is intended to support the work of a young curator under the age of 30 and his or her exhibition project.

GAMeC invited five advisors to nominate each one a young curator:
Sabine Breitwieser (Director Generali Foundation, Wien)
Rafael Doctor Roncero (Director Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León)
Tom Eccles, (Director Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York)
James Lingwood (Director Artangel, London)
Anton Vidokle (E-flux, New York – unitednationsplaza, Berlin)

The chosen curators are:
Binna Choi
Ovul Durmusoglu
Tom Morton
Manuela Moscoso
Ana Vejzovic Sharp

The projects will be assessed by a jury comprised by:
Dan Cameron (Director PROSPECT.1, New Orleans)
Ralph Rugoff (Director Hayward Gallery, London)
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (Director GAMeC, Bergamo)

The prize consists in the execution of the winning project at GAMeC in 2008 and publication of a bilingual catalogue.

As part of the fourth Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l’Arte – EnterPrize, GAMeC organizes the second edition of Qui. Enter Atlas – International Symposium of Young Curators. The symposium has been organized by GAMeC and S.M.A.K., Gent that will host the second part of it on 19 - 20 - 21 October.

15 international curators under 35, suggested by 15 institutions, will share their experiences around the theme “Art in the Landscape of the Media” coordinated by the artist Dara Birnbaum.

The curators:
Cecilia Alemani
(Independent Curator, New York)
Craig Buckley (Independent Curator, New York)
Sarah Carrington (Independent Curator, London)
Binna Choi (Independent Curator, Amsterdam – Seoul)
Sebastian Cichocki (Director Kronika – Contemporary Art Centre, Bytom – PL)
Ovul Durmusoglu (Independent Curator, Austria – Turkey)
Elena Filipovic (Co-Curator at the 5th Berlin Biennial)
Nav Haq (Curator Gasworks, London)
LATITUDES - Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna (Independent Curators and writers, Barcelona)
Tom Morton (Curator Cubitt Gallery, London)
Manuela Moscoso (Director los29enchufes, Madrid)
Huib Haye van Der Werf (Advisor Visual Arts for the Dutch Government)
Ana Vejzovic Sharp (Director Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles)
Nina Zimmer (Curator of 19th c. and 20th c. art Kunstmuseum, Basel)

The advisors:
Stacey Allan and Steven Rand
(Apexart, New York)
Sabine Breitwieser (Generali Foundation, Wien)
Ann Demensteer (De Appel, Amsterdam)
Rafael Doctor Roncero (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León)
Yilmaz Dziewior (Kunstverein, Hamburg)
Tom Eccles (Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York)
Eva González-Sancho (Frac Bourgogne, Dijon)
Jens Hoffmann (Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco)
Maria Lind (IASPIS, International Artists Studio Program, Stockholm)
James Lingwood (Artangel, London)
Joanna Mytkowska (Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw)
Patrizia Sanderetto Re Rebaudengo (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin)
Anton Vidokle (E-flux, New York – unitednationsplaza, Berlino)
Etienne Wynants (Etablissement d'en face projects, Bruxelles)

The symposium is organized with the support of: DARC – Direzione generale per l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee; The Henry Moore Foundation; The Instituto Cervantes; Mondriaan Foundation.

The convention programme will be published on

6 JUNE – 29 JULY 2007

The prizegiving will be followed by the opening of the solo show Pietro Roccasalva. Truka, the first one by a museum. For the occasion Roccasalva has produced three new works: a 35mm film, a sculpture and a large soft pastel.

The project will be documented in the first monograph of the artist, published by JRP I Ringier and including texts by B. Schwabsky and A. Rabottini and E. Gnemmi. The catalogue is promoted by the Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan.

We are grateful to Zero..., Milan

GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
via San Tomaso, 53
24121 Bergamo (Italy)
tel. +39 035 270272 – fax +39 035 236962

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