Doll Dresses by the artist Fabio Guerra (Thiene, Vicenza, 1962) won the prize as the best work of the XXVIII Contemporary Ceramics Competition, the great exhibition promoted and organized by the Municipality of Grottaglie which opened its doors on Saturday 24 July. "His work develops through the recovery of waste ceramic material that is assembled and stratified. Processing scraps in which chance, accidentality generate forms that refer to intimate and collective memories." This is how they judged Guerra's work Elisabetta Dubla, Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Grottaglie, Aurora Avvantaggiato, president of the Cultural Association "Cave Contemporary", Mariarosaria Caramia, ceramic artist, and Micol Di Veroli, art historian, critic and independent curator. Contemporary Ceramics went to the artist Edoardo Battaglia (Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, 1996) with the work “TOBE Continua”.
In addition to the winners, two works were reported. The work "Friendship" of the artist Sara Dario (Venice, 1976) "for the narrative level of the work that guides the observer along the unrolling of the ribbons in a circular and increasing way" as well as the work "Take away organ" created by the artist Sabino De Nichilo (Molfetta, 1972) who presents the public with an investigation that probes the boundary between organic and inorganic.
With the announcement of the winners, the spotlight turned on the public opening of the XXVIII Contemporary Ceramic Competition (38 works in the Episcopio Castle) open until 30 September. The mayor of Grottaglie Cirò D'Alo also took part in the inauguration
In addition to the inauguration of the exhibition, the art in Grottaglie is also enriched by the solo exhibition of Giulio Polloniato (winner of the XXVII Contemporary Ceramic Competition Award 2020) entitled One, two, three ... taste!