This Is Not a Prize

This Is Not a Prize is an innovative format aimed at supporting and promoting the work of emerging artists. The recognition offered by Mutina marks the beginning of the company’s relationship with the chosen artist, which can develop according to the specific needs of his/her practice. Not merely an award, but Mutina’s commitment to accompany and sustain a future project - from an exhibition, to a publication, to the production of a new work. This Is Not a Prize rethinks the concept of the art award by creating flexible opportunities for artists and galleries and establishing a new dialogue between those who produce and those who create culture.

In 2016 this special ”non-prize” was awarded during Artissima to artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò; subsequently Mutina sustained his project at the Italian Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale. The winner of This is Not a Prize 2017 will be announced on October 18th at the Grand Palais in Paris, during FIAC.

Jochen Lempert
Jochen Lempert
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Giorgio Andreotta Calò