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Finalists Announced for Museion Prize

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This year sees the first year of the Museion Prize at Museion, the Bolzano Museum of modern and contemporary art. The award aims to promote the work of young artists in Italy (in particular from the province of Bolzano), Switzerland and Austria, engaged in developing significant artistic practices. The Prize is open to artists under the age of 35.

The aim is to support young artists by offering them an international platform and the opportunity to interface with leading museums. For this reason the selection process has involved the directors of the Italian museums belonging to the Italian Association AMACI, and those of eleven Swiss and nine Austrian institutions, who were invited to nominate one candidate each. Three institutions based in South Tyrol (Ar/ge Kunst Kunstverein in Bolzano, Merano Arte and Museion itself) have also jointly selected an artist who lives and works in the local area.

An international jury, comprising Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Giovanni Carmine, Director of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Karola Kraus, Director of the Mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, and Diana Baldon, Director of Malmö Konsthall, has examined the entries and selected the following finalists:

Verena Dengler (Vienna, 1981), Sonia Kacem (Basel, 1985), Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi, Piacenza, 1983 and Simone Trabucchi, Piacenza, 1982), along with Julia Frank (Silandro, Bolzano, 1988), nominated by the local institutions.

The finalists will be featured in an exhibition at Museion (opening November 25, 2016), from which the first and second prize winners will be selected by the above-named jury. The winning work will join the Museion Collection and receive a prize of 10,000 EUR, while the runner-up will receive 5,000 EUR.

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