Announced the two winning projects of the LAP | Public Art Award 2013
The jury of the LAP | Public Art Award 2013 , consisting of President Spencer Tunick, Bruno Di Marino and Basak Malone, selected Tuesday, December 3, 2013 , among the finalists in the competition, the winners of the first edition of the Public Art Award , which won the overall prize of € 8,000 for the categories Urban Space and Urban Screen and the exposure of their works in the exhibition spaces of LAP in Basilicata.
The group Maria Angela Capossela & Liviana Davì, visual artists , won the Public Art Award 2013 in the Urban Screen section with the project "The display of the bedsheet - L’esposizione del lenzuolo”, a very structured project that combines tradition and modernity in a strong and intense dialogue with citizens.
Marco Rossetti, visual artist , won the Public Art Award 2013 in the Urban Space section, with the project "Sublime Bother”, which , with a thin line of humor and turning the allegorical picture in a mirror that reflects the curiosity of the observer about the image, gives a sense of Basilicata, which has to be fully revealed yet.
President of Jury Spencer Tunick stated:
“Thank you to all the Artists who submitted to LAP | Public Art Award, and to all the organizers and collaborators. It was a pleasure reviewing all the submissions by the artists. Congratulations!”
Elisa Laraia, President of Art Factory Basilicata and Art Director of LAP | Public Art Award declared:
“I am proud of the work done in 2013 to achieve the objective of the LAP, the realization in the Basilicata region of the first permanent public art workshop at the regional scale in Italy.The first edition of the international competition LAP | Public Art Award has brought the Basilicata region to international attention, reaching an audience of 50,000 users in the field of contemporary art and involving into the community of Public Art Award’ social, always evolving , more than 300 professional artists from France, England, Japan, China, Argentina, USA, Mexico, Spain, Ethiopia, Albania, Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa and Italy, from the regions: Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Sicily, Apulia, Lazio, Tuscany, Lombardy, Sardinia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Umbria and Marche”.