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Furla IV
Furla Graphic Project 2003
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Furla Graphic Project 2003

Edition 2003 - Fame


Exhibition: 9 March - 4 May 2003

Five finalists: Pierpaolo Campanini, Sarah Ciracì, Stefania Galegati, Massimo Grimaldi, Domenico Mangano

Winner: Massimo Grimaldi

Curators: Chiara Bertola, with the advice of Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Angela Vettese

Critics selectioners: Cristiana Collu, Roberto Daolio, Aurora Fonda, Massimiliano Gioni, Salvatore Lacagnina, Cornelia Lauf, Andrea Lissoni, Luisa Perlo, Marion Piffer, Maria Rosa Sossai.

National Jury: Dede Auregli (Manager of Spazio Aperto at the Bologna Gallery of Modern Art), Emanuela De Cecco (Art critic, Milan), Giacinto di Pietrantonio (Director of the Bergamo Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art), Francesca Pasini (Art critic and free-lance Curator, Milan), Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (Secretary General at Fondazione Adriano Olivetti in Rome), Angela Vettese (Director of the course in Visual Arts at IUAV, Venice)

International Jury: Zdenca Badovinaç (Director of Kontakt Modern Gallery in Ljubljana), Carlos Basualdo (Poet, Critic and free-lance Curator, Co-curator of Documenta 11 in Kassel and Co-curator of the 50ª edition of the International Visual Arts Exhibition of Venice Biennale), Nuria Enguita (Director of Fondazione Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona), Michelangelo Pistoletto (Artist and Founder of Cittadellarte in Biella), Vincent Todolì (Director of the Tate Modern Gallery in London)

Graphic project: Michelangelo Pistoletto "Hunger"

The special guest of the fouth edition of Querini Stampalia-FURLA Award is the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.

"History and actuality significantly coexist with hunger and fame in the world. Distances and cultural differences divide the North from the South. In the South, there is more hunger, while in the North, there is more fame. Here and there, up and down, there is hunger of fame and fame of hunger. Read this word in Italian to suffer, read this word in English to be happy. It is a two-faced mirror: one face reflects anxiety, sorrow, suffering, lack. The other face reflects abundancy, pleasure and inebriation. It has two sides like a coin: on one side, you can find misery, on the other side you can find richness, abundancy and opulence. It is like both a mountain and a precipice, you can climb the first and fall into the second. Hunger is illness. Fame is wealth. We repeat "fame" in Italian and "fame" in English. It is the same word in two different languages, a mouth with two tongues. It is a forked image of life on the planet. Where is the artist, where is art, where is the face of art, what is the face of the artist? The instruments of art, thought, image, shapes, the actions of art are waiting. I would prefer expressing my mood rather than explaining the reasons why I made this graphic creation for this Award". Michelangelo Pistoletto


Ed. Postmediabooks, Milan.


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