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Trieste Contemporanea on Fri, 22 Nov 2002 22:24:28 +0100 (CET)


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PRESS RELEASE


“FRAGILE!”
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST TRIESTE CONTEMPORANEA
THE EXHIBITIONS AND THE WINNERS

Running until December 7th at the Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti of Murano,
the “FRAGILE!” exhibition is the closing event of the Fifth International
Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea open to designers of 21 European
countries.
The show marks the end of the 2002 edition of the competition which is
issued every two years by Trieste Contemporanea, with the support of the
Central European Initiative, and addresses designers from Albania, Austria,
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany,
Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldavia, Poland, the Czech Republic,
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, The Slovak Republic, Romania, Slovenia,
Ukraine and Hungary.
In the spotlight at the Murano exhibition are ten works in blown glass
executed by Andrea Zilio, master glassblower of the “Anfora” furnace (Murano).
The new format of this edition required the designers to submit their
projects only in the form designs on paper. It was then up to the jury to
select a short-list of projects which would go on to the next phase of
execution of the objects themselves.
The end of October saw the start of the operations at the furnace, with the
rare possibility offered to the selected designers to assist in Venice to
the execution of their work. The short-listed pieces are now on view for
the wider public at the exhibition which will run until December 7th (from
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. -6 p.m., Saturdays and public holidays by
appointment, free entry).
Among the over 130 projects submitted, the jury, presided by Gillo Dorfles
and composed by Rosa Barovier Mentasti (Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti di
Murano), Janez Bogataj (University of Ljubljana), Attilia Dorigato (Civici
Musei Veneziani-Museo del Vetro), Marco Romanelli (Abitare magazine),
Giuseppe Ulian (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice), Toni Zuccheri (artist and
designer) with the technical assistance of Renzo Ferro, selected and
decided to have executed the following projects: “Glasblasen” by Claudia
Pfleger (A), “Black Wind” by Patrizia Baldan (I), “Fragile Invisibile” by
Patrizia Magnani e Giovanni Panizon (I), “Floating Beauty” by Milos
Joksimovic (YU), “Sprout” by Gabor Molnar (H) and “Le Corbusier Collection”
by Katija Lipicnik (SLO).
A special mention was awarded to “Goota” by the Ukrainian group NCA-New
Creative Association Fund (Valentin Rayevsky e Andriy Bokotey). The
project, only the original drawings of which of are on display since its
oversized scale could not allow for execution, received this special
recommendation for its functional use of glass in the field of urban
design, which is seldom represented.
The prizes were thus apportioned: the BEBA prize, presented by the Laura
und Franz Leupoldt Foundation to the youngest selected designer and
offering a workshop in Murano, went to “Smorfie” by Marta Ceruti (I) for
its fresh approach to transposing the traditional mark of caricature
drawing to glass; the City of Trieste prize, presented by CRTrieste
Foundation to the best selected designer from Trieste, went to the Ruggero
De Calò, Maurizio Anselmi, Giulio Stagni group for the pure and clean-cut
lines of their “Beluga” fish plate. The first prize 2002, worth 2500 Euro,
was awarded ex-aequo to Jurij Dobrila (SLO) for “Centroabita” and to Annika
Giesbert (D) for “Icebowling”. The prize went to the Slovenian designer for
a centrepiece which, starting from an archetypal form such as the spiral,
lends added value to the collaboration between the master glassblower and
the designer; and to the German designer’s project for the poetic
interpretation of the notion of functionality afforded by the “singular”
use of an ice cube as support for a expressly shaped bowl.
Thus arranged, the Venetian exhibition will move to Trieste, opening at the
Revoltella Museum of Trieste on December 11th, on which occasion there will
also be the official awarding of the prizes, until January 11th 2003.
Thereafter the exhibition will embark on an international tour starting
from Budapest, at the Kozep-Europai Kulturalis Intezet (Central European
Cultural Institute), early next year. The design competition instead is
adjourned to 2004.
The exhibition is organised by Trieste Contemporanea in COLLABORATION with
Musei Civici Veneziani-Museo del Vetro di Murano, Scuola del Vetro Abate
Zanetti of Murano and Civico Museo Revoltella-Galleria d’Arte Moderna di
Trieste, with the PARTICIPATION of the Laura und Franz Leupoldt Foundation
(Weissenstadt), of Kozep-Europai Kulturalis Intezet-Central European
Cultural Institute (Budapest) and of the Camera di Commercio Industria
Artigianato Agricoltura of Trieste, under the PATRONAGE of C.E.I. (Central
European Initiative) and of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
with the CONTRIBUTION of the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, of
the CRTrieste Foundation, of the Commissariato del Governo nella Regione
Friuli Venezia Giulia and of the Municipality of Trieste.

INFO

Trieste Contemporanea Committee
34121 Trieste, via del Monte 2/1
tel 040 639187  /  fax 040 367601
e-mail tscont {AT} tin.it
www.tscont.ts.it

Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti
30141 Murano (Venezia), calle Briati 8b
tel 041 5275757

Images of the objects on show are available (6 x 6 cm slides). Please send
your request to tscont {AT} tin.it

Comitato Trieste Contemporanea
via del Monte 2/1
34121 Trieste - ITALIA
Tel. +39 040 639187
Fax. +39 040 367601
e-mail tscont {AT} tin.it
www.tscont.ts.it

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