This book, published in conjunction with the 10th Furla Art Award, looks back over the nine previous editions in the 15 years since the foundation of the prize.
The volume opens with articles by Chiara Bertola, curator of the award, and Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, an advisor since the first edition.
These are followed by a “timeline” that records the many names of jurors, critics, curators and artists who have participated from 2000 to 2015, accompanied by pictorial documentation that brings together varied fragments and memories.
A closer look at the images that the guiding artists have created for the Premio Furla leads into the GROWING ROOTS section devoted to the winners of its various editions (Sislej Xhafa, Lara Favaretto, Sissi, Massimo Grimaldi, Pietro Roccasalva, Luca Trevisani, Alberto Tadiello, Matteo Rubbi, Chiara Fumai, Iorio & Cuomo), on view in the group exhibition with the same title at Palazzo Reale in Milan from March 4 to April 12, 2015.
The concluding section, The Nude Prize, is instead dedicated to the artists shortlisted for the tenth edition (Luigi Coppola, Maria Adele del Vecchio, Francesco Fonassi, Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo, Gian Maria Tosatti), which was won by the duo Iorio & Cuomo.