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Friday, 11 March 2011 english - italiano

PURE WATER VISION: the Exhibition

Pure Vision Water

Exibit of the Acea EcoArt Prize curated by: Laura Cherubini, Eugenio Viola, Alfredo Cramerotti

Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma – Sala del Coro
Via della Conciliazione, 4 - 00193 Roma

Preview and press conference: Monday, 21st March 2011, 12pm
Exhibition Opening: Monday, 21st March 2011, from 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Free entrance: until Tuesday, 5th April 2011
Opening hours: Sun/Thu: 12pm – 8pm, Fri/Sat: 12pm – 10pm
(exception: Sat 26th closing at 8pm)

FEATURING THE 10 FINALISTS OF THE ACEA ECOART PRIZE 2010

Antonio De Pascale, Michele Guido, Stephen Mallon, Dacia Manto, Isola e Norzi, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Luciano Romano, George Sachinis (ohipezoume performing arts company), Stefano Scheda, ZimmerFrei.

On Monday March 21st, in occasion of the World Water Day held on march 22nd, EcoArt Project presents the show Pure Water Vision - structured around the Acea EcoArt prize - and the international contemporary art competition Pure Water Vision: Acea EcoArt Contest 2010. The exhibit will take place in the Sala del Coro of the Auditorium Conciliazione of Rome, at 6:30 pm. The press conference with the preview of the exhibition will take place on Monday March 21st at 12pm.

The competition, organized by Laura Cherubini, Eugenio Viola, and Alfredo Cramerotti, involves national and international artists in a study of the relationship between contemporary arts and environmental sustainability, with a thematic focus on the relationship among water, humans and nature.

The relationship between human beings and natural world has driven much of Western thought and, constantly, the development in the arts, from its origins to today. Since the end of the 1960s, some artists have begun to pursue new directions of research: Land Art, Environmental Art, Art in Nature, and Ecological Art can be considered the first artistic genres exploring ecological sensibility and awareness.

In the last 20 years, various international shows have explored the way in which questions relating to sustainability and environment have entered the language of art, and what might be the role and interest of artists with respect to such issues.

Today’s artists often investigate the increasingly urgent questions linked to global climate change, from overheating of the earth’s crust, to the growing process of desertification, from man’s influence on the environment, to the respect for biodiversity. Their work reveals hidden processes and mechanisms, invites a reflection open to renewed interpretation on these problems.

What could be the role of arts in responding to the emergence of an increasingly pressing problem that long ago assumed dramatic global proportions?
The artists selected for the 2010 Acea EcoArt Prize attempt to respond to these queries through diverse media and practices. Of the 600 total works received, the curators of the contest, together with the jury members Carolina Italiano, Matteo Lafranconi, Costanza Paissan, Massimiliano Tonelli, Maurizio Zuccari and Serena Dell’Aira, have selected the thirty artists to be featured in the second volume of the Eco Art Book and the 10 finalists of that will participate in the show. The winner will be announced during the press conference.

The winning artwork will receive 10,000 €, and will become part of the Acea Group collection.

The 10 finalists who participate in the show are: Antonio De Pascale, Michele Guido, Stephen Mallon, Dacia Manto, Isola e Norzi, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Luciano Romano, George Sachinis (ohipezoume performing arts company), Stefano Scheda, ZimmerFrei.

These artists’ works will be included in the 2010 edition of the EcoArt Book, together with the works of: Elena Arzuffi, Riccardo Beretta, Maria Bruni, Silvia Camporesi, Lilian Cooper, Gabriele Giugni, Alessandro Giuliano, Martina Malventi, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Loredana Mantello, Michele Manzini, Gianni Moretti, Sabrina Ortolani, Massimiliano Pelletti, Roberto Sartor, Marinella Senatore, Moio&Sivelli, Mikel Uribetxeberria, Dubravka Vidovicm, and with a Special Recognition, the Spellbound Dance Company (artistic director Mauro Astolfi) for the performance Fluid Life.

Earth Day Italy, the largest Italian platform on environmental claims, starting this year, supports EcoArt Project hosting an area dedicated to Pure Water Vision, on the occasion of the Earth Day. A big music event in the heart of Rome will be organized and EcoArt Project will be partner.

Acea is the Main Sponsor of Pure Water vision: Acea Ecoart Contest 2010. In Italy ACEA is the Main Group who manages integrated water services - water supply, sewage and water treatment within the territory of Rome, Frosinone and respective provinces. It also works in the management of water services in other areas of Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria and Campania.

EcoArt Project is the creative platform and Observatory on green art, conceived by Pino Fortunato in 2009, designed with the intention to research, promote, and document artistic production inspired by themes of eco-sustainability.

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