1st prize 26th Contemporary Ceramic Competition
Museo di Grottaglie
Grottaglie/ITALY
2019

Mediterranean Meditation, 2017 | video, color, sound | 2’00” | music by Andrea Nonni

Mediterranean Meditation, 2017/2019 | glazed earthenware, third fire gold | 18,5 x 41,5 x 29 cm 

 

Jury’s
motivation

Through a dialectical relationship between ceramics and a contemporary language (video), the artist reflects on the Mediterranean; highlighting a disenchanted and ironic look at the iconography of classical sculpture, with affinities linked to a “mythological” and conceptual culture. Moreover, by re-enacting the relationship with multimedia, the artist discusses on the future of ceramic’s language, being also a profound connoisseur of the ceramic tradition.

 

The Island
Nero/Alessandro Neretti

This video was developed during the artist-in-residence program promoted by “Fondazzjoni Kreattività” & “Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture”, held in May 2017.
Introspection and loneliness led me to elaborate a relation between sea, island, and culture inside the Mediterranean basin. A floating head that reminds a Greek god wavering on the endless horizon. A white evidence, like a boat full of consciousness, a message from the past, drifting alone like an iconic revelation of our times and our dashed hopes.