Elisa Sighicelli Wins the First Ever “Artists for Frescobaldi” Award
Milan, Italy (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Last Tuesday, January 29th, the winner of the 2013 Artists for Frescobaldi award was announced in Milan. Elisa Sighicelli won the first prize of this new award with the piece Untitled (an iron barrel). The award ceremony took place at The Stelline Foundation, a partner of the project. The artworks were exhibited at The Stelline Foundation until February 3rd, and will now be on display at the Marchesi de Frescobaldi estates.
The inspiration of Frescobaldi Art Director Tiziana Frescobaldi and overseen by project curator Ludovico Pratesi, Artists for Frescobaldi is dedicated to the promotion of the most promising contemporary artists who use new expressive tools, such as photography and video installations, to express their creativity. The three Italian artists who vied for the first annual award were required to focus on the CastelGiocondo estate in Montalcino, where the Frescobaldi family produces the famed Brunello di Montalcino wine.
The Artists for Frescobaldi award is tied to the Frescobaldis longstanding patronage of the arts. The family has been linked to art and artists for 700 years, including past connections with Donatello, Michelozzo Michelozzi, and Filippo Brunelleschi. With Artists for Frescobaldi, the family is making an effort to support contemporary artists as Tiziana Frescobaldi wants to carry on the family tradition with the creation of new contemporary works linking wine and art.
Regarding the three artists who competed, Tiziana Frescobaldi issued the following statement:
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