November Paynter is the winner of the 1st edition of Bonaldi Enterprize

30 July 2003 - 1:00am

The Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo presents the first edition of the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l'Arte – EnterPrize.

Conceived to commemorate Lorenzo Bonaldi's passion for art and collecting, this prize – to be awarded annually at the international level – is the first of its kind, as it recognizes and supports not the work of an artist but rather the research of a young curator and his or her exhibition project.

In the first phase of the awards process, five international advisors were each invited by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of the GAMeC of Bergamo, to nominate one young curator under the age of 30.  
The following contestants have thus been named:

Martin Clark, Kent  nomined by Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel, London
Elise Daubelcour, Marseilles  nomined by Mescah Gaba, artist, Amsterdam
Anselm Franke, Berlin  nomined by Ingvild Goetz, Goetz Collection, Monaco
Charlotte Mailler, Geneve nomined by Helena Kontova, Flash Art, Milan
November Paynter, Istanbul nomined by Carlos Basualdo, curator

These five contestants will compete with each other in preparing an exhibition proposal that addresses not only critical, theoretical, and thematic issues but also practical and economic considerations.  The projects are conceived on the basis of an assigned budget and exhibition space.

In the second phase of the prize, jury comprised by:

Jan Hoet, Director of the MartA, Herford 
Marc Sanchez, Chief Curator of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of GAMeC, Bergamo

will assign the prize to what they find to be the best project. 

The intention of the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l'Arte – EnterPrize is to publicize and support what is found to be the most worthy project, highlighting the innovative character and critical thought that shapes the dynamic process of conceiving and organizing an exhibition. 
The final prize will consist in the opportunity to organize an exhibition in the new wing of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo that will open to the public in September 2003.  In addition to the new exhibition space, this wing will include a café, restaurant, bookshop, conference room, and media space.

The winner will be announced and the prize awarded during a ceremony at GAMeC on Wednesday, June 11 at 6.30 pm.  The exhibition will be installed between December 2003 and March 2004.

A bilingual catalogue (Italian/English)The winner will be announced and the prize awarded during a ceremony at GAMeC on Wednesday, June 11 at 6.30 pm.  The exhibition will be installed between December 2003 and March 2004. of the exhibition will be published, illustrating not only the content of the show but also presenting the other four competing projects in detail.

By sponsoring this prize, the GAMeC di Bergamo wishes to highlight the importance of and key role assumed by curators not only on the international art scene but also in the broader context of contemporary cultural life.  Furthermore, it wishes to encourage and support the talent of a young curator at an extremely critical time in his or her professional development. 
 

The Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo is pleased to announce that the first annual  Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize – EnterPrize is awarded for the exhibition project ANOTHER ZERO submitted by NOVEMBER PAYNTER.

Conceived to commemorate Lorenzo Bonaldi's passion for art and collecting, this prize – to be awarded annually at the international level – is the first of its kind, as it recognizes and supports not the work of an artist but rather the research of a young curator and his or her exhibition project.

In the first phase of the awards process, five international advisors were each invited by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of the GAMeC of Bergamo, to nominate one young curator under the age of 30.  The following contestants have thus been named:

Martin Clark, Kent   nominated by Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel, London
Elise Daubelcour, Marseilles    nominated by Mescah Gaba, artist, Amsterdam
Anselm Franke, Berlin    nominated by Ingvild Goetz, Goetz Collection, Monaco
Charlotte Mailler, Geneve    nominated by Helena Kontova, Flash Art, Milan  
November Paynter, Istanbul   nominated by Carlos Basualdo, curator

These five contestants competed with each other in preparing an exhibition proposal that addresses not only critical, theoretical, and thematic issues but also practical and economic considerations.  The projects are conceived on the basis of an assigned budget and exhibition space.

In the second phase of the prize, a jury comprised by:

Jan Hoet, Director of the MartA, Herford 
Marc Sanchez, Chief Curator of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of GAMeC, Bergamo

Awarded the prize for the following reason:

In consideration of the interest and international prestige of the invited artists, the semantic relations established amongst the individual works, and the concepts on which the exhibition is based, and the rigor manifested in the choice of the works and intelligence characterizing the solution, the Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize – EnterPrize 2003 is awarded for the exhibition project ANOTHER ZEROsubmitted by NOVEMBER PAYNTER

The jury wanted to recognize the need that NOVEMBER PAYNTER felt to take the space of GAMeC itself as the point of departure for the exhibition project, in addition to the clear vision relating this site-specific project to the aspirations of the city.

The award will consist in realization of the exhibition project in February 2004 at the new wing of GAMeC in Bergamo.

A bilingual catalogue (Italian/English) of the exhibition will be published, illustrating not only the content of the show but also presenting the other four competing projects in detail.

By sponsoring this prize, the GAMeC di Bergamo wishes to highlight the importance of and key role assumed by curators not only on the international art scene but also in the broader context of contemporary cultural life.  Furthermore, it wishes to encourage and support the talent of a young curator at an extremely critical time in his or her professional development.