Brief

From the Great Wall to Pink Floyd, the wall has always been present in the history of humankind acquiring a symbolic meaning broader than any other architectural element.

The wall is an element of division. It marks a boundary and defines a space. It is expression of the human mind itself. The latter considers reality as divided into opposites, into abstract and intangible taxonomies that build imaginary walls between different expressions of what is known. Hot/cold, black/white, good/bad: physical or abstract concepts separated by a psychological border that distinguishes one entity from the other. 

The wall is an element of break, an impassable limit or a community perimeter. It has influenced painting, science and literature suggesting and encouraging a cultural production of unequaled fascination and importance. The walls are the canvas of artists like Raphael and Bansky. The walls enhance movies and literature. The walls, again, marked and still mark extremely painful moments of the international political scenario (from Berlin to Mexico).

 

For these reasons, the wall will be the protagonist of “The Wall”, the next exhibition of con-fine Art, a cutting-edge publishing house in the organization of high-cultural profile international exhibitions. Con-fine Art has already been the curator of “Dalì Experience” and the current “Bologna Experience”. With 100.000 visitors, both exhibitions successfully inaugurated a new concept of exhibition: an exhibition closer to the users, an exhibition that offers an immersive experience of the work of art. 

Through the exhibition of works of art by artists like Gianbattista Piranesi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Hitomi Sato, The Wall will tell and delve into the role of the wall in history, analyzing the meanings, connotations and tangible and abstract aspects that created the imagination and representativeness of this extremely fascinating element.

Consistently with a constantly changing artistic perception, opened to new unexpressed contributions, con-fine  Art invites all designers to design a series of installations. They have to be imagined in the most significant places of Bologna in order to involve the city in the thinking about the wall promoted by the exhibition.

 

“The Wall” gives designers a unique opportunity. With their creative contribution, they can take part in one of the most engaging exhibitions of the contemporary cultural scenario. They will boast a prestigious showcase to exhibit their work. With their ideas, they can also contribute to the international debate regarding the role and the meaning of one of the most inseparable protagonists in the history of humankind: the wall.

1° PRIZE / 5.000 € + EXHIBITION
2° PRIZE / 2.000 € + EXHIBITION
3° PRIZE / 1.000 € + EXHIBITION
n. 4 GOLD MENTIONS / 500 € + EXHIBITION
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
15 FINALISTS MENTIONS

Winners

1° PRIZE / € 5.000 € + EXHIBITION TEAM
Inter-Esse
MEMBERS
Solmaz Sadeghi, Ali Tavakoli Dinani
go to project
2° PRIZE / € 2.000 € + EXHIBITION TEAM
CoFuKo
MEMBERS
Margarita Kojouharova, Valeria Colosetti, Erica Furlan
go to project
3° PRIZE / € 1.000 € + EXHIBITION TEAM
Stefan&Sophie
MEMBERS
Stefan Gruber, Sophie Schrattenecker
go to project

Gold Mentions

gold mention TEAM
Davide Coluzzi DAZ
MEMBERS
Davide Coluzzi, Tamara Tolnai
gold mention TEAM
Di Betta - Piazza
MEMBERS
Cecilia Piazza, Arianna Di Betta
gold mention TEAM
Enrico Evangelisti
MEMBERS
Enrico Evangelisti
gold mention TEAM
OHA
MEMBERS
Ilkin Evin Akpinar, Luca Mule

Mentions

mention TEAM
NLA
MEMBERS
Luca Negrini, SUSANNA LINDVALL
mention TEAM
A.D.P.
MEMBERS
Philippe Buchs, Dafni Retzepi, Adrien Comte
mention TEAM
GREY
MEMBERS
Nam Ho, Vy Huynh
mention TEAM
AA
MEMBERS
Julien Audemars, Nicolas Antille
mention TEAM
i2
MEMBERS
Federica Terenzi, Ashita Parekh
mention TEAM
Iki
MEMBERS
Gabriele Mundula
mention TEAM
Architettura semplice
MEMBERS
Carlo Morrone
mention TEAM
Archinema
MEMBERS
Geoffroy Jutzeler, Justine Duay
mention TEAM
MAPO
MEMBERS
Giulia Bersani, Davide Zaupa
mention TEAM
IN3Dstudio
MEMBERS
Marcello Silvestre, Maurizio Calierno

Finalists

Finalist TEAM
Blues
MEMBERS
Francesco Maria Servillo, Giulia Ceci
Finalist TEAM
NIMART
MEMBERS
Nicola Speranzini, Martina Volpato
Finalist TEAM
TTX
MEMBERS
dan relecom, Romain Dubuis
Finalist TEAM
AUT--AUT
MEMBERS
Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta, Jonathan Lazar, Damiano Ranaldi
Finalist TEAM
Architetto Giuseppe Saporito
MEMBERS
Giuseppe Saporito
Finalist TEAM
davide abbona
MEMBERS
davide abbona
Finalist TEAM
Z#217
MEMBERS
OLSI DANI, CECILIA DE DONNANTONIO, PAOLO PETACCIA, FEDERICA ANGELINI
Finalist TEAM
Piano4
MEMBERS
Giorgia Maule, Valeria Simonini, Giorgio Trivellin, Marco Santoni, Giorgia Soini
Finalist TEAM
La_Moka
MEMBERS
Sofia Lalli , Chiara Moretti , Lucrezia Caliani
Finalist TEAM
francisco antonio garcía pérez
MEMBERS
francisco antonio garcía pérez
Finalist TEAM
Silvia Siracusano
MEMBERS
Silvia Siracusano, Vincenzo Siracusano
Finalist TEAM
Arte Chirale
MEMBERS
Leonardo Zaccone, Stella Passerini
Finalist TEAM
gruppo A
MEMBERS
Andrea Pastorello, Arianna Mondin
Finalist TEAM
Juliette Armanet
MEMBERS
Juliette Armanet
Finalist TEAM
Berti-Benelli-Gessi-Panareo
MEMBERS
Federico Gessi, Gianluca Panareo, Gabriele Berti, Luigi Benelli
Finalist TEAM
AOP
MEMBERS
Alberto Chiusoli, Lapo Naldoni, Dario Castellari, Francesco De Fabritiis, Eugenio Bettucchi
Finalist TEAM
PACO
MEMBERS
Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci
Finalist TEAM
Enrico Badialetti
MEMBERS
Enrico Badialetti
Finalist TEAM
FDC
MEMBERS
Fulvio De Carolis
Finalist TEAM
Studio 6/6
MEMBERS
Fabio Prandi, Moema Bezerra Sousa, Enrico Borsari
Finalist TEAM
ROBOCOOP
MEMBERS
Finalist TEAM
Anthony Chieh
MEMBERS
Anthony Chieh

giuria

Arnaldo Pomodoro
Massimo Iosa Ghini
IOSA GHINI ASSOCIATI
Edoardo Tresoldi
Franco Purini
STUDIO PURINI THERMES
TAM associati
TAMassociati
Valentina Silvestrini
ARTRIBUNE
Anna Rossellini
UNIBO
Alessandro Caruso
INSIDEART
Roberto Grandi
ISTITUZIONE BOLOGNA MUSEI
Patrizio Ansaloni
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