beyondmemory
Exhibitions, Italy, Firenze, 15 May 2012
On 15th May at 7.30pm at the fsmgallery, the curator Marinella Paderni will chose which three projects will share 2,000 euro prize monies.

368 artists presented photographic and video projects on the theme of perception of history and collective memory. The exhibition is based on an idea suggested by the curator Marinella Paderni, and is a collaboration between Fondazione Studio Marangoni and Celeste Network.

Opening / Prizegiving 15th May at 7:30pm
fsmgallery
Via San Zanobi 19r
Florence – Italy

Exhibition dates: May 15 _ June 12, 2012
Gallery opening hours: Monday to Saturday 3pm to 7pm or by appointment. Catalogue available at the exhibition.

"We know that the memory industry is in its own way forgetful; collective memory today is more and more instantaneous, short-lived, at times finding it hard even to remember what has just passed. We are all veterans of the recent collapse of utopias and great ideological narratives, immersed in an endless and forgetful present driven by our media age. We live in this timeless condition, inventing paradoxically new technologies to ‘store’ memories, to build networks of shared memory, to eternalize and store every bit of experience, transforming all this human material in new forms of storytelling: open stories in the process of being written, made not to reach a definitive historicization. Art reacts to this unusual form of phenomenology by activating ‘counter-memory’ practices and inventing new devices of storytelling through the exploration and potential inherent in archives.”
- Marinella Paderni

Here is the shortlist of 10 projects selected by Giovanna Calvenzi, Daniele De Luigi and George Tatge:

The immobility of tree
Patrizia Bonardi (Italy)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:119516/

'I Used To Watch Snooker With My Grandad'
Dave Farnham (UK)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:118650/

Fotoromanzoitaliano.it
Fotoromanzo italiano (Italy)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:120529/

Armenie ville
Claudio Gobbi (Italy)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:120560/

The Ghost of History: On (Collective) Memory, Light, and Vision
Emily Martinez (USA)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:120466/

Bleaching memory
Kavit Mody (India)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:121035/

Angiolina detta "Sputaci"
Caterina Pecchioli (Italy)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:119798/

Saluti e baci n.1
Marta Primavera (Italy)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:116933/

Brises
di Enrique Ramirez (Chile)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:111059/

Snapshots
di Greg Sand (USA)
http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:116326/

The 10 projects will be included in a catalogue and will be exhibited in the fsm gallery of the Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, 15 May to 12 June. At the opening of the exhibiion, beyondmemory curator, Marinella Paderni, will decide which three projects will share 2,000 euro prizes.

'beyondmemory' is a call for projects which invites artists to reflect on contemporary photography and video’s role in perceiving history and collective memory. The call is based on an idea suggested by the curator Marinella Paderni, and is a collaboration between Fondazione Studio Marangoni and Celeste Network.

For more information on beyondmemory's theme:
http://www.celesteprize.com/beyondmemory/

To see projects submitted:
http://www.celesteprize.com/works/pg:bm11/ord:data/

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