COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin Contemporary Art 2018 “Harmonies in Aluminum”

Proclaimed the winner of the seventh edition of the COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin Contemporary Art 2018: the artist Sergey Filatov for the opera “Platasonus, 2017”

This is the motivation of the jury:

“In the work Platasonus, Sergey Filatov, referring to the experiments between avant-garde music and visual arts, uses aluminum as sound metal with essential construction and original and minimal technology, thanks to the percussive action of wires moved by simple electrical devices, bearing small clappers at the end. The contrast between the functional essentiality of the structure and the evocative randomness of the musical effects is resolved in a sense of delicate, discreet and intimate harmony, which is not free from a subtle and perhaps disquieting allusion to the possible hybridizations between man and machine”. Discover more

COMEL Award Contempory Art

The Award wants to draw attention to the expressive, aesthetic, communicative and constructive possibilities of aluminum, strengthen the relationship between business and contemporary art , create a vital and significant synergy between the public and artists, promote intercultural relations among European countries

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Rosaria Iazzetta – Winner edition 2017 (detail)

Why Aluminum?

Aluminium can be forged, modeled, laminated, like hot wax in the artist’s hands. It lends itself to take on the desired forms and volumes.It is lightweight (a third of steel), shiny, soft, durable, with good electrical and thermal conductivity, 100% recyclable with an energy cost equal to one twentieth of that necessary for its first melting. Visually intriguing, with its unique characteristics, aluminum is the true contemporary material

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Luce Delhove – Winner edition 2016 (detail)


Released or unreleased artworks using the following techniques may be submitted: painting, sculpture, design, photography and installation. Quality, research, originality and contemporaneity of the work will be the essential criteria of selection.

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Silva Cavalli Felci – Winner edition 2015 (detail)

Why 13 finalist artists?

Thirteen are the finalist works, selected by a jury of experts, because aluminum is the chemical element with atomic number 13.

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Pino Deodato – Winner edition 2014 (detail)

Participation in the competition

Is free and open to all artists, 18 years of age and older, that operate in any of the European countries, and use aluminum as the main and significant medium for the realization of the work to be submitted

Tony Charles – Winner edition 2013 (detail)

Tony Charles – Winner edition 2013 (detail)

Location of the Award

It is the Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea opened in February 2012 in the historic center of Latina. A combination of art and company, past and present, history and modernity, tradition and innovation.

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Massimiliano Drisaldi – Winner edition 2012 (detail)


Ecco l’arte che sposa ecologia e imprenditoria.

Arte e tecnologia allo Spazio COMEL

Il Premio d’arte COMEL 2015 e la lezione di Italo Calvino: la leggerezza

Ogni anno, per il premio, vengono selezionati 13 artisti e non si tratta di un numero casuale.

Il “Premio COMEL per l’Arte Contemporanea” è un progetto dell’azienda CO.ME.L. di Latina che, oltre a commercializzare metalli, si propone come valida realtà sociale e culturale.