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Chiara Fumai. Winner of the ninth edition of the Furla Prize
From 28 May to 30 June 2013

I did not Say or Mean ‘Warning’.

Chiara Fumai, winner of the ninth edition of the Furla Prize, presents her piece  at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, in conjunction with the 55th Biennial of Visual Arts in Venice.

The piece is a reworking of the project for which the artist was awarded the 2013 Furla Prize in January.  Curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, Chiara Fumai's piece is the result of a reworking of the project for which the artist was awarded the 2013 Furla Prize in January.

Created and curated by Chiara Bertola, the Furla Prize is a biennial recognition of excellence in contemporary art dedicated to young and upcoming Italian talent, organised and sponsored by Fondazione Furla, Fondazione Carisbo, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, MAMbo - The Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, supported by Carisbo S.p.A. and in collaboration with Arte Fiera and Viafarini.

The Award aims to support the best artistic achievements in our country, through the monitoring, selection, training of artists and production of new works, and has managed to establish itself as an international showcase for emerging creativity.

The work of Chiara Fumai I Did not Say or Mean 'Warning'  recreates the winning project by relating it to the spaces within the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, thus giving rise to a site-specific project.

The work is divided into two, complementary parts, located in different areas of the Foundation: a performance taking place among the museum's collections and a video-performance shown on a number of plasma screens placed in communal areas like the cafeteria or foyer.

In both of these parts, available throughout whole duration of the exhibition, Chiara Fumai re-engages with the struggle against the image of the woman as eternally passive and marginal.

During a guided tour, the artist shows the public a number of works that are kept in the museum-house, with, in addition to the main body of the guided tour, a message, delivered in sign language, addressing the absence of the feminine subject in history and its possible consequences.

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Chiara Fumai. Winner of the Furla Prize 2013 - press release

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