Every year, the Organisational management team of SetUp makes use of art establishment professionalism to assist in its scouting activities and to guarantee, by means of an impartial body, a high-quality Industry Fair project. The Scientific Committee of 2016 is composed by Silvia Evangelisti and Giuseppe Casarotto.
The Scientific Committee declares, together with the Management Committee, the winners of the SetUp Award.
Taking part as a member to the scientific committee of SetUp Contemporary Art Fair for the selection and awarding of young artists and curators is a significant emotional experience that adds up to the time I personally invested in the culture of contemporary visual art. This time I will be asked to make a choice, not for an acquisition, to determine the winning artist of the prize. This is a responsibility that asks more competence than feelings, definitely a good challenge!
Giuseppe Casarotto is an engineer, business executive and an avid collector of contemporary art. His research began in the eighties, initially collecting works by established italian artists, then shifting to young international artists. Since 2014 he is Chairman of ClubGAMEC board of directors, a cultural association that brings together 150 members in order to promote and support Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo in spreading the art of our time. He is co-founder, together with six other private collectors, of a collection of active video art which focuses on the acquisition of video art’s works and the promotion of young video artists.
SetUp is an ArtFair, the world is full of art fairs but SetUp has a features that makes it a special event: the choices of the curators to exhibit very young galleries with very young artists, the unusual location e the originals events organized every year makes for collectors and contemporary art enthusiasts a moment of gather, discover and party.
Brief curriculum of Silvia Evangelisti
A graduate in modern languages with a thesis in the history of Contemporary Art, in 1989 she received a Phd in the History of Art. From 1986 till 2015 she has taught Contemporary Art History and methodology of Art Criticism at Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna.
1988 saw the start of her association with ArteFiera in Bologna, first as artistic consultant and then from 2003 to 2012 as Artistic Director.
From 1983 to 2004 she was correspondent for ‘Il Giornale dell’Arte’ (Umberto Allemandi Editore, Turin).
She is regularly engaged as a lecturer to talk on modern and contemporary art issues at public and private institutions, both in Italy and abroad.
From 2005 till 2009 she is a member of Unicredit commission of art.
In 2012 she is appointed by the department of Visual Arts at the University of Bologna to teach Avant Garde and Neo Avant-Garde.