MAXXI, Italy’s national museum of contemporary art and architecture, has revealed the finalists for its MAXXI Bulgari Prize, which is given annually to a young artist. The nominated artists are Talia Chetrit, Invernomuto (a duo comprising Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi), and Diego Marcon. The museum plans to announce the winner in October 2018.
Formerly known as Premio MAXXI, the prize, which draws support from its eponymous co-sponsor, has recognizes Italians, as well as international artists who have created work in Italy in the past two years. Each finalist will now create a site-specific work to be exhibited at MAXXI in May 2018. A jury will then select the prize’s winner, whose work will be acquired by the museum.
The finalists were selected by a jury featuring Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, the director of MAXXI Arte; curator David Elliott; Yuko Hasegawa, the artistic director at MOT in Tokyo; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the director of London’s Serpentine Galleries. The jury cited the finalists’ “clear understanding of the historical moment in which we are living and a capacity for expanding the confines of the artistic idiom,” a release noted.