MINUTES OF THE JURY OF THE COMEL AWARD VANNA MIGLIORIN 2014
On March 23rd, 2014, the jury of the third edition of the COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin met at the Spazio Comel of Latina. Present were the following jury members: Marcello Carlino, Gabriella Maria Mazzola, Augusto Pieroni, Giorgio Agnisola. The latter chaired the meeting. Agnes Martin was absent, but sent her indications.
The jury members individually went through a preliminary survey of the finalist artworks, expressing three preferences. Then a comparison of the reports was given by each juror, also taking into account the indications of Agnes Martins, obtaining a list of the works on which to focus, in view of the designation of the winner. They are the following artists: Marcella Belletti, Giuseppina Bonsangue, Gianluca Caputi, Pino Deodato, Irina Novarese. After a peaceful discussion, in which each juror motivated his choice, taking into account the rules of the competition, today we announce the following decision:
The COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin 2014, Third Edition, goes to the work “Colui che vede lontano” by Pino Deodato, for the following reasons:
“Featured by a clever technique that works aluminum very effectively and exploits the expressive possibilities applying them to the small size, “Colui che vede lontano” is characterized by an acute irony, which makes the visionary energy contained in the work speakable. In line with the surrealist avant-garde, the desire to see and to listen together, mobilizing all senses, drives the character represented, and with him the audience he plays, towards a diverse horizon, beyond the threshold, a threshold which, however, may be defined resistant and refractory, and towards a life which may be thought of as altered, available for a new path.”
The jury also decided to signal two works that deserve the most sincere attention:
“Trama 13” by Marcella Belletti and “How to lie With Maps # 1” by Irina Novarese with the following motivation:
“Belletti and Novarese’s works are both set on the size and the value of the weave. “Trama 13″ wires aluminum with lightness and sweetness, balancing the refined volatility with the weight of small tiles of clay, and knows how to weave it into a text that appears dense of memories: the reference to the tent almost assumes the value of a story and a recall, like a curtain that potentially opens on the house of being.
“How to lie with maps” uses aluminum in very special ways and makes it a symbol of a mobile and branched off travel, which may result tortile and linear, accurate and multiple, expanded and webbed, changing and infinite, and in which we project a sense of experience that does not stop, a search that has the profile of a maze, and also contains and represent a challenge to the labyrinth.”
Pino Deodato also earned the Audience Award.
In fact, from the very beginning "the little man suspended through the same 'binoculars' attached to the wall from which he scrutinizes and listens to a world beyond" has attracted the attention and curiosity of all visitors to the exhibition.
Finally, the jury, expressing its satisfaction for the good result of the competition and the quality of the participating works, formulates the most sincere wishes for the future of the award.
Latina, 23rd of March 2014