“BECAUSE OF MANY SUNS”
The CollezioneTaurisano Acquisition Award
Art-o-rama is delighted to present BECAUSE OF MANY SUNS, the Acquisition Award established by CollezioneTaurisano (Naples, Italy) with the intention of supporting emerging artistic practices that present an insightful look into contemporary society.
In line with the commitment of CollezioneTaurisano towards art that ignites critical reflection on the dynamics of domination of a post-capitalist society, BECAUSE OF MANY SUNS offers recognition to those artists whose practice provides a profound understanding of the time(s) we live in. While each artistic medium will be equally considered, the selection criteria will take into specific account the artist’s trajectory (primarily focusing on those practitioners who started exhibiting professionally within the last ten years).
According to this, a jury made up by collector Sveva Taurisano, will first shortlist the candidates and then announce the final recipient of the Acquisition Award at a ceremony to be held on the premises of Art-o-rama.
The name BECAUSE OF MANY SUNS has been conceived by transdisciplinary art collective Apparatus 22, and it refers to the Award as a ray of sun that nurtures young practices, while it claims for the construction of a more supportive environment for the arts. Its graphic incarnation was conceived by the collective in collaboration with graphic designer Otilia Fiastru.
Past editions’ winners :
(2023) Juan Pablo Macías, Letto (THEREAFTER) (2016-2019), presented at the fair by Gian Marco Casini (Livorno)
(2022-ex aequo) Inès Di Folco, Constellation (2022), presented at the fair by Sissi Club (Marseille)
(2022-special mention and private acquisition) Hunter Foster, Court (2022) presented at the fair by Good Weather (Chicago)
(2021-ex aequo) Anna Dot, Giving A Space to Confusion (2017), presented at the fair by Bombon Projects (Barcelona)
(2021-ex aequo) Mary Hurrell, Blush Response (2020), presented on the Immaterial Salon by Nicoletti Contemporary (London)