PREMIO FURLA WINNERS REVEALED
Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo were announced as the winners of the 10th Premio Furla (Furla Art Award), this year titled The Nude Prize, in Milan yesterday, November 18. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges including Vanessa Beecroft as Chair, Teresa Gleadowe (Chair, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham) and Barbara Hernandez (Director, SOMA, Mexico City). Prizes include the chance to create the proposed work underwritten by Fondazione Furla, the finished work being previewed in Venice at Fondazione Querini Stampalia in May 2015 during the 56th Venice Biennale, taking part in a retrospective dedicated to the Premio Furla next spring as well as in the next edition of miart, the international fair of contemporary art in Milan in April. Established to promote emerging Italian artists and bring awareness to the diverse channels of contemporary art developing throughout the country, Premio Furla is organised by Fondazione Furla (the Furla Foundation), an organisation founded in 2008 by Giovanna Furlanetto, President of Furla S.p.A. to support the luxury label's cultural initiatives.