press release

In 2014, the Museum is organising a special edition of the Fellowship for Young Italian Artists under the title Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo)man. The resulting exhibition for the first time will present a selection of the best candidates that have participated since the first edition in 2001. In reflecting on the history of the fellowship in this way, the exhibition thus also proposes a wide-ranging overview of the development of Italian art in the past ten years. Since its creation, the Fellowship has provided support for artists in a variety of ways, including the production of special projects, residences abroad, personal and group shows at the Castello. Thanks to the generosity of Supporter Friends, the Fellowship has evolved as a flexible platform, able to adapt to the needs and productivity of the artists, stimulating them to see the Museum as a dynamic centre for the arts with which to construct an active dialogue. And as a result of its constant capacity for renewal, the Fellowship today continues successfully to be an important source of help for artists who have participated in the programme, contributing to the development of their research and to their visibitility nationally and internationally.