Giulia Cenci - Winner of 2019
Giulia Cenci’s immersive installation brings together a set of uncanny sculptures. All these fragmented works form an ambitious and complex composition turning the space into a stage on which visitors have to move with caution. Hybridization, aggregation, distortion testify to a prolonged creative process of transforming materials. Found elements – both mechanical and organic in nature – are combined in a sophisticated mix of materials from metal to rubber, from foam and resin to ceramic. The work is meant as an overall environment, where visitors walk through a kind of spread out skeleton whose bones are scattered in space.
In addition to the cash prize, Baloise acquires a group of works by the award winners and donates them to two important European museums. The works of Giulia Cenci were presented to the collection of the MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg.
Gallery: SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy
Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Curator/Head of Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Gabriele Knapstein, Head of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Harald Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg; Lionel Bovier, Director Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva and Martin Schwander, Fine Art Advisor of Baloise, Chairman of the jury.