The Clivio Gallery announces SIMONE RACHELI among the 80 finalists of the COMBAT PRIZE 2019 Sculpture/Installation Section award with the work:

PARADISE ANGLE – mixed technique, mixed materials, powder, light box 17h x 60 x 30



The COMBAT PRIZE was created to initiate an investigation among the most interesting proposals of the international reality of art.
The name COMBAT takes its conceptual inspiration from combat films, films made by American military cameramen during the Second World War fights, in which the horrors of war were often filmed on the front line and live to document and show the American population – certainly not yet prepared for this TV truth – what was happening, including the bloodiest episodes.

The COMBAT PRIZE purpose has the same objective, perhaps ambitious but certainly effective from the cultural point of view: to be at the forefront of the search for the different paths within the international artistic panorama and at the same time to document what is happening in contemporary languages. 
The COMBAT PRIZE represents a new model of investigation based on the creation of a culture unrelated to any purely commercial discourse.

Through artistic research, the COMBAT PRIZE, therefore, promotes a fruitful and non-trivial confrontation-clash, a sort of cultural fight that is more necessary than ever and vital in the current uncertain historical period.

Selections made by: Andrea Bruciati (director of Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este, Tivoli, Rome), Daniele De Luigi (curator of the Galleria Civica di Modena – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive), Francesca Baboni (critic and independent curator), Lorenzo Balbi (director of MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna), Matteo Bergamini (journalist and art critic and editor-in-chief of Exibart magazine), Paola Tognon (scientific director of the City Museum – Luogo Pio Arte Contemporanea and Museo civico Giovanni Fattori – Livorno) and Stefano Taddei (critic and independent curator).

Appointment at the Civic Museum Giovanni Fattori Ex Granai Villa Mimbelli from 22nd June to 13th July.


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