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Another second skin
Stonefly cammina con l'arte Award 2014


Caterina Erica Shanta, Graziano Meneghin e Jacopo Trabona

curated by Marco Tagliafierro and Stefano Coletto

12 - 17 March 2015


For the first time, the winners of the fifth edition of the Stonefly Cammina con l'Arte Award will be in exhibition at Viafarini. The award is promoted by Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, historical Venetian institution and priviledged observing point of the most interesting artistic experiences from Triveneto, and Stonefly, leading Italian group specialized in highly-innovative footwear.

Through a partnership between art and factory in continuous evolution, aiming to confer to the price a qualificating and distinctive role, the young artists in residence were invited by la Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa to face the different production dynamics and the activities that take place into the factory, interpretating through their own eyes and research-interests the different inputs from the material sperimentations, the relationships between the workers and the comunication strategies.

In Milan, the audience will be able to see the artworks by Caterina Erica Shanta (born in Germany in 1986), winner of the prize "Acquisto e produzione" with her piece "Toccare senza vedere, vedere senza toccare" (Touching without seeing, seeing without touching) , and by the duo Graziano Meneghin and Jacopo Trabona who received a prize with their project "The Black square/La macchina per vedere ciò che c’è" (The Black Square/The machine to see what is there).

Caterina Erica Shanta's project "Toccare senza vedere, vedere senza toccare" consists of a video that shows and interprets, with the peculiarity and expression power of its own media, the manual work in the factory.

Graziano Meneghin and Jacopo Trabona pretend to find a lost sci-fi novel “The Black Square” written byJack Milanese, through a series of artifacts composed in different medias that become proofs of the existence of the novel and its exhumation.

WIth the contribution of Fondazione Cariplo and Gemmo spa.


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