The Award event, now in its second year, took place in Germany, a country that stands out in the world of contemporary art, and focused on the Castello di Nipozzano, the historical estate of the Frescobaldi family, in the heart of the Chianti Rufina territory. The selected artists are Yuri Ancarani (Italy), Michael Sailstorfer and Jorinde Voigt (Germany), three of the most interesting international art representatives from the younger generations. On 9th October 2014, the prestigious Schinken Pavillon in Berlin hosted the event that saw the artist selected receiving the award and the opening of the exhibition of the three works of art, which lasted until 12th October 2014. This year the members of the jury were Dirk Luckow (Deichtorhallen – Hamburg), Angelika Nollert (Neues Museum – Nuremberg), Letizia Ragaglia (Museion – Bozen). At the same night event, the 2011 limited collection of the Magnum di Montesodi wine was presented: a unique blend, designed by the Frescobaldi winemakers especially for the 2014 Artisti per Frescobaldi project.
A limited release of 999 Magnum bottles, numbered and decorated with the labels designed by the artists themselves (333 labels each). Even the bottle shape is special, as it was designed based on an ancient late-Renaissance model. Part of the proceeds of the sales of the bottles was donated to Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, a cultural centre known at the international level: this fund will be used to support the residency of an Italian artist at the institute.
During the ceremony at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, the winner of the 2014 award was announced: Michael Sailstorfer. The Berliner won the award thanks to his work Akt 1 – 5, 2014, selected by a jury comprising Dirk Luckow (Deichtorhallen – Hamburg), Angelika Nollert (Neues Museum – Nuremberg), Letizia Ragaglia (Museion – Bozen).
In January 2015 the three works of art will be exhibited in Milan: firstly, they will be displayed at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan (15-17 January 2015), and then they will go to Florence to enrich the family’s collection.
Playing a leading role in the 2014 awards, the Castello di Nipozzano estate stands in the Chianti Rufina region, 25 kilometres south of Florence. An ancient Florence’s stronghold, the Castle has belonged to the Frescobaldi family since 1877, when grapes until then unknown to Tuscany started to be grown, including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Today the estate comprises 300 hectares of vineyards where the same varieties are still grown. There are two cru wines: Montesodi – Toscana IGT (Sangiovese) and Mormoreto IGT Toscana (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Merlot and Petit Verdot), aside from Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG and Nipozzano Vecchi Viti, made from the oldest vines in the estate.
Jorinde Voigt was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1977. She lives and works in Berlin.
She learnt to play the cello when she was nine and music has always played an important role in her research, together with her interest in philosophy and literature. Jorinde Voigt stands out as an exception among the artists of her generation: indeed, since her debut she has worked almost exclusively with drawing techniques, which have become to her a direct instrument to measure reality.
She has participated in several solo and collective exhibitions, as well as international art events, including the following highlights: ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst (Karlsruhe, Germany); Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne (Paris); Langen Foundation (Neuss, Germany);
Nevada Museum of Art (Reno); Royal Ontario Museum, (Toronto, 2012).
Her works are featured in many public collections, including: Art Institute Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York; Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon; Bundeskunstsammlung, Bonn; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.
Michael Sailstorfer was born in Vilsbiburg, Germany in 1979. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
As a conceptual artist, in his research he specialises in the reinterpretation of everyday-life objects using different materials to create sculptures and installations both for the exterior and the interior.
He has taken part in several solo and collective exhibitions in public and private locations, including:
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Galerie Johann König, Berlin
Public Art Fund New York, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York
S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf
Sébastien & Rodolphe Janssen Project Space, Brussels
Institut für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Autobahn, Rote Zelle, Munich
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Yuri Ancarani was born in Ravenna, Italy in 1972. He resides and works in Milan.
As a video artist and film-maker, his works constantly stem from a mixture of documentary cinema and contemporary art and result from a research that is often aimed at exploring usually invisible situations of day-to-day life, a reality the artist personally ventures into.
His works have been presented in several exhibitions, National and international museums, including:
55° Esposizione d’Arte Internazionale, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome
R. Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York
Prague Biennale 5, Prague
He has participated in many international festivals and been presented with a number of prizes, including:
Talent Prize 2012, nomination for “Nonfiction feature filmmaking”, Cinema Eye Honors, Museum of Moving Image, New York
“Grand Prix in Lab Competition”, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand
“Honorable Mention”, Dokufest , Prizren, Kosovo
“Best documentary”, New Horizon I.F.F., Wroclaw, Poland
“Short Film Grand Prize”, IndieLisboa, 10th International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon