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The Prize

"Ex voto: Che l'informazione possa essere libera" by Patrizia Grieco.


- Technique: Sculpture in wood, iron, papier maché, patinated oxidized bronze and rusty iron
- Unique piece
- Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 24 cm
- Year: 2021

The Artwork:

Material things are not the most important that is given to us by life, by our God, or by nature. I have offered up this "ex voto" (For Grace Received) to the Cosmos so that culture and information can be saved from the cages.

The Artist:

Patrizia Grieco is a contemporary sculptor who lives and works between Italy and France. She has collaborated with Simeoni, Lista and Duriez. In 2011 she founded the Ventiditalia group, together with other artists and the curator Nino Altilio. Since 2012 she has exhibited in Berlin, Sanremo, the Venice and Genoa Biennials, Naples, Zunyi (China), Fukuoka (Japan) and at the ancient De Martino furnaces with two exhibitions and performances: La Nostra Storia and Gabbie.

In 2016 she attended an artistic residence in Tucheng (China). In 2019 she was the winner of a Unesco project, along with the artist C. Guicheteau, which is currently in the process of being realized for an open-air museum. Her works are present in the Museum of Nove, Museum of Modern Art in Tucheng (China), L.A.M Pomona (CA) and other public and private collections.

The artist says of her art: “I consider my works to be sort of autobiographical becasue they always express my joy, my love for life, nature and the surrounding world, but also the sadness of not recognizing myself in it, my worries, the restraints of modern society, and how to protect ourselves from them, and the ones we build ourselves ... This is what I would like to show through my work, my continuous journey towards knowledge that is deeply rooted in my past."



The Cause

L’associazione Ventiditalia con sede a Salerno in Via Michele Iannicelli 6, promuove, diffonde e amplia la conoscenza della cultura, artistica, letteraria o collegata con le arti, mestieri e le tradizioni, attraverso contatti fra persone, enti ed associazioni, collezionisti e artisti.

Organizza mostre di pittura, fotografia, scultura e videoarte, eventi culturali, installazioni, reading e performance artistiche, in Italia ed all’estero.

Il fine della pagina è anche quello di promuovere e far conoscere il patrimonio culturale, musicale, storico ed artistico.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P58479

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