Great success with the public for the inauguration of the Aluminum Bonds exhibition which sees the 13 finalist works of the eighth edition of the COMEL Award on display. On the afternoon of Saturday October 2, art lovers, artists and friends of the COMEL Space in Latina returned to share moments full of emotion and beauty.
The final phase of another edition of the COMEL Award began this way. This competition is “A path that approaches aluminium and its expressiveness – as stated during the presentation by prof. Giorgio Agnisola, artistic director and president of the jury – this is an important suggestion for today’s art. It suggests an operating mode and a material to work with. It is the reaffirmation of the artist’s quality, his ability, his gift, but also of his profession, a reaffirmation of the artist aware of his role in society. And if we are so many today, it is because art is always a bond, just as the theme of this edition suggests “.
The emotion and joy of sharing these moments after the difficult period of the pandemic is also in the words of Maria Gabriella Mazzola, promoter of the Award with her family: “I must say that this was a difficult, tiring journey, full of uncertainties, but yet beautiful. The response of the artists was incredible, many registrations arrived, over 350 from all over Europe. It was not easy to make the selection, the theme of the Bonds stimulated the participants a lot and, like every year, the artists surprised us with the variety of their artworks, styles, techniques. This inauguration is a restart, we hope it will be the first of many other events at the Spazio COMEL and if all goes well in March 2022 there will be the IX edition“.
The works will be on display at the Spazio COMEL Contemporary Art in Latina until October 23, the day on which the winner of the eighth edition selected by the jury and the winner of the Audience Award will be awarded.
The exhibition will also host the meeting with Professor Elena Pontiggia, art historian, academic, and juror of this edition who will hold an in-depth study on the combination of art and aluminum, focusing on the early twentieth century and talking about an artist of great interest: Regina Bracchi.