This year, the Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture presented the second edition of the Prize Espronceda/Arba-Esa on the importance of best practice in contemporary art and the role of the residency for the young artists at the beginning of their career.
In this video the winners of the Prize, Charlotte Flamand (France) and Leen Van Dommelen (Belgium) tell us about their experience at Espronceda and about their exhibition I Cried Over Spilt Milk.
Espronceda and the Royal Art Academy of Brussels have been collaborating for the past three years in order to help young artists get time and space to create and work independently, without any influences. Their intention is to facilitate and catalyze artists’ ability to move across the world and foster a meaningful creative period in their career.
This period of freedom allows the artists to develop a deeper understanding of their limits, potentials and fears. Moreover, this period enables the young artists to do field work, work on site, collect, experiment, research and to generate new perspectives.
The prize aims to create a bridge among universities, arts centers and galleries for building new alliances. The collaboration wants to demonstrate and underline the role of residencies while taking into account this contemporary artistic practice.
Savina Tarsitano is responsible for this project together with the artistic coordinator Vincenzo Pezzella.
The prize includes an artistic residency, mentor, seminars, round tables for a wider dialogue at European and International level.
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