Marcello Smarrelli, artistic director of Fondazione Ermanno Casoli has been invited to the fourth edition of the Faenza contemporary art festival (20 – 22 May 2011), to participate in the talk entitled Nuove committenze: arte e impresa, taking place Sunday 22 May at 12.30, at the Museo Carlo Zauli in Faenza.
The conference will offer a journey across the creative realities of Italian contemporary business companies, thanks to the participation of Carlo Bach, artistic director of illycaffè, and the businessman Giovanni Bonotto. Chair, Pier Luigi Sacco, professor of Economy of Culture at IULM, Milan.
On this occasion Marcello Smarrelli will present to the prestigious public of the festival the foundation’s activity and in particular the XII edition of the Ermanno Casoli Award, won by Francesco Barocco, opening Monday 23 May in Fabriano.
The Ermanno Casoli Award in fact supports the winning artist in the realization of a project that relates to the company’s environment and with the people working there, representing an valid example of how the relation between the world of art and that of industry can become a reality, with great success and gratification on both sides.
Forms of collecting/Forme della committenza is the title of this year’s festival, that intends to investigate the mechanism that regulate today’s forms of art patronage and collecting. This topic will be dealt by artists, curators, dealers, collectors, auction houses and other protagonists of the art world, such as directors of internationally renowned museums and foundations.
Nuove committenze: arte e impresa
Sunday 22 May 2011, 12.30
Museo Carlo Zauli
Via della croce 6, Faenza
Further information on www.festivalartecontemporanea.it