ARTiculation is delighted to be collaborating with the British Council for ARTiculation Italy. ARTiculation Italy was successfully introduced on the occasion of the Venice Biennale in May 2015.
The competition is open to all students aged 16 to 19 years. Participants are asked to give a 5 to 10 presentation in English on one of the 15 artists selected by the British Council. The selected artists showed work in last year’s Venice Biennale exhibitions but ARTiculation presentations do not have to be on those particular works of art.
Entrants chose any work of art or cohesive series of works by those artists listed below:
Sarah Lucas | Graham Fagen | Helen Sear | John Akomfrah | Kutlug Ataman | Sonia Boyce | Jeremey Deller | Antony Gormley | Steve McQueen | Isaac Julien |Samson Kambalu | Sean Lynch | Helen Marten | Oscar Murillo | Chris Ofili |
Selected Finalists were asked to deliver their presentation at the British School at Rome on Friday 11 March 2016 adjudicated by Andrea Rose OBE CMG, art historian and former Director of Visual Arts at the British Council.
First place was awarded to Maria Nyana’aar for her presentation on Chris Ofili
Second place was awarded to Alessandro Petroni for his presentation on Antony Gormley
Third place was awarded to Natasha Vagnarelli for her presentation on Helen Sear
With thanks to participating schools: Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II Liceo Classico Europeo,Roma; Liceo classico San Raffaele, Milano; Licei “Manzoni” Liceo Musicale, Varese; Liceo L. Fontana Liceo Artistico, Arese; Fausto Melotti Liceo Artistico, Como, Cantù and St George’s British International School, Rome
Entry to the competition closed 15 October 2015. The British Council provided free learning materials on request.
For further information please see the British Council website here
Information on the selected artists can be found here