The winners of the 2013 illy Present Future Prize

Caroline Achaintre (Arcade Gallery, London) and Fatma Bucak (Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin) are both winners of the 13th edition of the illy Present Future Prize

Turin, November 8, 2013 – The winners of the 13th edition of the illy Present Future Prize, dedicated to the most creative emerging talents, have been nominated today by Carlo Bach, Art Director of illycaffè and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Director of Artissima 2013.

Caroline Achaintre (1969, Toulouse, Francia), presented by the Arcade Gallery of London, and Fatma Bucak (1982, Iskenderun, Turkey), presented by Alberto Peola Gallery of Turin, are the two winners, selected by the international prestigious jury consisting in Defne Ayas (Director, Witte De With Center of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam), Juan A. Gaitàn (Curator, 8a Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art), Matthew Higgs (Director, White Columns, New York), and Katharine Stout, (Head of Programmes, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London).

The jury panel has awarded the winners with the following motivations:

“Caroline Achaintre’s ceramic sculptures, set in customized display units, are part playful, part sinister recalling the carnivalesque and the primitive. In different ways Achaintre’s hand-tufted wall pieces collide the aesthetic of the anthropological museum with Modernist décor.”

“Fatma Bucak employed twelve elderly men – as both performers and audience – to create a kind of improvised theatre. Using humour – that is reminiscent of Samuel Beckett – her work touches on the complex narratives of place, gender and history in unexpected and refreshing ways.”

Since 2012 the partnership between Artissima and illycaffè has been strengthened by a formula attesting their growing and mutual collaboration. This year the illy Present Future Prize will allow the setting up of an art exhibition scheduled for 2014, in fall, at Castello di Rivoli dedicated to the winners selected by the international jury among twenty-four participants. This decision stresses once more the will shared by Artissima and illycaffè to keep developing in an innovative way the experience made in the international art research.

illy Present Future becomes therefore a further improvement of the exhibition project of Turin art institutions, and bears witness of a direct link between the research of Artissima on the global young art, and the will of Turin museums to be constantly committed to interpret contemporary art in a critic and profitable way.

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Thanks to the great sensibility of illycaffè, to the passionate work of curators and museum directors involved by Artissima in the curatorship and in the artist selection at Present Future Turin, and to the attention and active collaboration dedicated to this project by Castello di Rivoli, the illy Present Future Prize offers a key support to the success of emerging artists and, once again, it confirms the innovating role of the Turin art institutions in contemporary art.

illycaffè dynamic commitment to spreading contemporary art goes back to twenty years ago. In this time illycaffè has provided artists and international exhibition with the greatest support. One of the results of this commitment is illy Present Future Prize which in the course of time has become an exceptional mine of talents. And many artists, such as Phil Collins, Mateo Tannatt, Patricia Esquivias, Luca Francescani, Shizuka Yokomizo, Padraig Timoney, Michael Beutler, and Melanie Gilligan - just a few winners of the past editions, now greatly appreciated and famous at international level - bear witness of  this.

Artists and Galleries at  Present Future – ARTISSIMA 2013
Caroline Achaintre
  |  ARCADE, London
Xavier Antin | CRÈVECOEUR, Paris
Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck | GREEN ART, Dubai
Andy Boot | EMANUEL LAYR, Wien
Fatma Bucak | ALBERTO PEOLA, Turin
Giulia Cenci |  SPAZIOA, Pistoia
Patrizio Di Massimo | T293, Naples, Rome
Alfredo Esquillo, Jr | TIN-AW ART, Makati City
Josh Faught | LISA COOLEY, New York
Charles Harlan | JTT, New York
Adelita Husni-Bey  | LAVERONICA, Modica
Yee I-Lann |  MAP KL, Kuala Lumpur
Ella Kruglyanskaya |  KENDALL KOPPE, Glasgow
Jumana Manna | CRG, New York
Christoph Meier | COLLICALIGREGGI, Catania
Ceren Oykut |  X-IST, Istanbul
Valerie Piraino | NIGHT, Los Angeles
Florian & Michale Quistrebert | JULIETTE JONGMA, Amsterdam
Soraya Rhofir | NOSBAUM & REDING, Luxembourg
Nora Schultz | ISABELLA BORTOLOZZI, Berlin
Cara Tolmie | ROWING, London
Ned Vena | SOCIÉTÉ, Berlin / REAL FINE ARTS, New York
Matthew Watson | JOE SHEFTEL, New York
Stuart Whipps | EASTSIDE PROJECTS, Birmingham

Curatorial Committee of Present Future – ARTISSIMA 2013
Luigi Fassi
(coordinator), Visual Curatore Arti Visive, Steirischer Herbst, Graz
Alex Gartenfeld, Curatore, Moca North Miami, Miami
Krist Gruijthuijsen, Direttore Artistico, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Robert Leckie, Curatore, Gasworks, London
Qinyi Lim, Curatrice, Para Site, Hong Kong
Alice Motard, Vice Director and Chief Curator, Raven Row, London

Jury of illy  Present Future  Prize – ARTISSIMA 2013
Defne Ayas
, Director, Witte De With Center of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Matthew Higgs, Director, White Columns, New York
Beatrice Merz, Director, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Joanna Mytkowska, Director, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

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