Press conference Faenza Prize 2015 – MIC Faenza
Monica Gori – Claudia Casali – Silvia Celeste Calcagno – Daniela Lotta
The Faenza Prize, offered by Fondazione del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio di Faenza, was awarded for the over 40 section to Italian artist Silvia Celeste Calcagno for the work Interno 8 – La fleur coupée, with the following citation: “The project Interno 8 – La fleur coupée develops a narrative linked to very topical social and political dimensions. The feminine figure is depicted in her fragility and intimacy, described by means of contrasting dynamics that include various images with a marked emotional perspective. The work demonstrates the efficient use of different contemporary languages, such as performance, photography, audio and environmental installation, creating a complex, multi-layered narrative taking the form of an experimental ceramics technique, in which a group of 2,000 small tablets are used to depict individual details in an overall abstraction.