terna-en - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

The exhibit "CONTEMPORARY ENERGY. ITALIAN ATTITUDES. Terna Prize 02 and Utopia IGAV in Shanghai with 28 artists” was inaugurated yesterday at 6:00 pm at the SUPEC (Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center) in the central Renmin Square. The exhibit will be open until July 11, 2010.

In Shanghai the Terna Prize joins the Utopia IGAV project (Garuzzo Institute for Visual Arts) to create a realistic overview of the recent Italian scenario. Some important masters, consolidated young artists and various “new” talents for a comprehensive view that includes a myriad of expressive languages and compelling contemporary themes. An exhibit based on crossovers, references, subtle communication, sudden short-circuits: a journey into the most current vision, into iconographic growth models, into effective experimenting, but also into the universe of consolidated languages. Italian art meets the multi-faceted energy of the future that is already available. The curators of the exhibit are Cristiana Collu, Alessandro Carrer, Gianluna Marziani and Marisa Vescovo. The exhibiting artists: Andrea Aquilanti, Emanuele Becheri, Simone Bergantini, Bianco-Valente, Dafne Boggeri, Stefano Cagol, Stefano Canto, Filippo Centenari, Giulio Delvè, Piero Fogliati, Mauro Folci, Marina Fulgeri, Alberto Garutti, Paolo Grassino, Meena Hasan, Isola and Norzi, Francesco Jodice, Michele Manzini, Nino Migliori, Dino Pedriali, Gabriele Picco, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Riccardo Previdi, Sara Rossi, Alia Scalvini, Francesco Simeti, Saverio Todaro and Nicola Toffolini. The Terna Prize is a cultural project launched by Terna in 2008 in collaboration with the MIBAC, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities that supports artists and contemporary art with the objective of creating a new relationship between companies, the art world and Public Authorities by interconnecting culture and economy also at the international level within a shared vision and exchange of experiences. Each year the Terna Prize invites artists to express their creativity on a theme inspired by Terna’s activities and corporate values. Terna is the company that owns and manages, 24 hours a day, the national electricity transmission grid guaranteeing the country’s energy supply while respecting the environment based on growth and development. IGAV is a non-profit cultural association founded in 2005 with the aim of promoting Italian contemporary art internationally. The association is back in Shanghai for the third time after having held two exhibits in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006 and in 2008. The Utopia exhibition project is in line with the general theme of Expo 2010, "Better city, better life" and intends to propose a reflection on the conditions and styles of contemporary living, of inhabiting the world: dreams and visions, paradoxes and conflicts, for suggesting new points of observation and new possible directions to follow.