2nd. Edition of the Prize of Contemporary Photography Federico Vender

COMUNE DI ARCO - Assessorato alla Cultura

Prees Release

The responsable for culture of the administration of Arco (Trento-Italy) announces the "Premio di Fotografia Contemporanea Federico Vender with the art direction of Fulvio de Pellegrin.
Federico Vender choose Arco since 1987 as his residence.
He lived the last year of his live in this place and gave his heritage of a big value to the autonomous province of Trento, though it became a public cultural value.
Thatfore this year will be celebrated the second edition of the price for photography which exists since 2001.
Federico Vender was a protagonist of the modern italian photography, he experimented with materials and renovated tecnical aspects. After Joining the Circolo fotografico Milanese (1930), Vender met Guido Pellegrini,
Ferruccio Leiss, Alfredo Ornano, Giò Ponti, G. Pagano, M. Bellavista, Luigi Veronesi, Rodolfo Namias (editor of the “Il Progresso Fotografico”), who were spreading the ideas of American
Straight Photography, with Stieglitz, Strand, and the German “Neue Sachlichkeit” with Renger Patzsch and Herbert Bayer.
He founded in the year 1947 the art groupe “La bussola” together with Giuseppe Cavalli, Ferruccio Leiss, Mario Finazzi, Mario Giacomelli and others artists.
That`s the reason why the price is dedicated at contemporain and experimental photography.
This should give artists the possibility, going on with their research on artistic photography.
One can participate on the price only by invitation.
In the jury for the price are invited in this second edition:
Enrica Viganò (art critic and curator, works for Photoespan_a and for the Fotofestival of C. Maderno);
Vittoria Ciolini (art critic and director of the gallery DryPhoto in Prato)
Riccarda Turrina (art critic and curator at the MART, Museum of Modern and ContemporaryArt of Trento and Rovereto).
From 06. November till 23. November 2003 will be exposed the works of following artists
in the Atelier Giovanni Segantini, in Palazzo dei Panni in Arco.

Vernissage Thursday 06 November at 8.30 p.m.
Catalogue available (italian and english text)

The art director Fulvio de Pellegrin has invited the participating artists:

Josè Ramon Bas
Carlo Andreasi
Giuseppe Zanoni
Pavel Pecha
Sabine Schnell
Nikos Evangelopoulos
Iska Jehl
Alessandro Bavari

Opening Vernissage Thursday 06th November at 20.30 Spazio Atelier Segantini

Palazzo dei Panni
Via Segantini,9 Arco Trento-Italy

Open from: 10.00 – 12.00 and 15.00 – 19.00 , monday closed

For more informations:

Mrs. Giancarla Tognoni Office for Cultural Affairs

Phone 0039-0464-583608 Telefax 0039-0464-583615
Info email: premiovender@gmx.net
Fulvio de Pellegrin
Email: depellegrin@hotmail.com

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