Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo partners with Serpentine Gallery for annual grant for emerging talent. Be bold, Yareah friends. You can be the winner!
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will partner with the Serpentine Gallery for a new annual award for emerging talent, The Re Rebaudengo Serpentine Grant. In its inaugural year, the 2013 award invites submissions via an online platform, hosted by DIS Magazine, from multi-disciplinary practitioners: artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. The grant’s only criterion is that entrants must be born in or after 1989. This coincides with the Serpentine Gallery’s 89plus Marathon, which takes place during Frieze Art Fair Week, on the 18 and 19 October.
The year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the introduction of the world wide web, the beginning of the universal availability of the internet and the orbit of the first global positioning system satellite. Those born since 1989 have grown up in a networked society and in an evolving global economy. They make up nearly half the world’s population, yet belong to a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard.
For 2013, The Re Rebaudengo Serpentine Grant will have two winners, to be announced during Frieze week, on Wednesday 16 October.
The first winner will be selected by an international jury, consisting of Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Simon Castets, Co-founder of 89plus; Kevin McGarry, Writer and Curator; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Serpentine Gallery and Co-founder of 89plus; Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of Serpentine Gallery; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Trustee of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Jochen Volz, Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery and representatives from DIS Magazine.
A second winner will be chosen by open public vote via the emerging artist platform DIScrit 89plus, hosted by DIS Magazine, a digital media platform which supports new creative practices.
The winners’ works will be unveiled at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo during Artissima, the Turin based art fair, which runs from 8 – 10 November 2013.
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo started collecting contemporary art in the early 1990s. Her passion for supporting artists by being involved in the production of new works and the lack of exhibition spaces dedicated to young emerging artists in Italy led her to set up the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 1995. The Fondazione is involved in the production and showing of work by local, national and international artists as well as operating as an experimental platform for contemporary culture. Selected works from the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo were recently presented in four parts in a yearlong display at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, as part of its programme showing rarely seen public and private collections.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Serpentine Gallery have collaborated previously on a number of projects, including a major commission by Doug Aitken, New Ocean. After exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery in 2001, this huge-scale, multi-media video and sound installation travelled to Japan and Austria, before being presented at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin in 2003.
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo says: “I am very excited about this partnership with the Serpentine Gallery. I have known Julia and Hans Ulrich for many years, both as colleagues and friends, and I greatly admire the work they are doing. One of the things we have always shared through our initiatives is special enthusiasm and support for young talent and this is at the very heart of the Re Rebaudengo Serpentine Grant.”
Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery say: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo once again. Both organisations share a commitment to incubating young talent, so it is particularly exciting to partner with them on an annual grant for emerging artists.’’