A summer afternoon, twenty years with the Premio Sciascia amateur d’estampes
on Uncategorized by Simone

Florence, June 22nd, 6pm.
Il Bisonte Gallery
Via San Niccolò 24/red

On June 22nd at 6 pm, in Florence, opens the exhibition of the works of the “Leonardo Sciascia, amateur d’estampes” Prize. The event will take place at the historic gallery of tFondazione Il Bisonte for the Study of Graphic Arts, in via San Niccolò 24 red.

After the exhibition at the Museo della Carta and the Filigrana, in Fabriano, the Prize arrives in Florence, where the Foundation, the Bisonte, symbol of Italian and international printmaking, will be exhibited until September 14th.

There are twenty-nine prints taking part in the ninth edition (2018-2019) of the Sciascia Award, the Biennale of graphic art created by the initiative of the Friends of Leonardo Sciascia. An important event that calls for more and more artists and recalls one of the best writers of the twentieth century and a reference point for several generations.

Observing some of the works in competition in previous editions we note the massive participation of printmakers from all over the world, especially from Asia and Eastern Europe. Therefore works of different cultures that excite through technical skill.

Winner of the 2015-2016 edition is Keisei Kobayashi who, with the series Sunrises again – Illusional planet, brings the possibilities of printing on blocks of wood to new levels. Japanese Xylographer and professor emeritus at Tama Art University, has carried out an intense exhibition activity since 1978. Among the awards, the Grand Prize of the second Seoul International Miniature Print Biennale and the Bronze Prize of Beijiing’s first International Print Biennal.

Stanislaw Kluska is the winner of the seventh edition (2012-2013) of the “Leonardo Sciascia amateur d’estampes” Award, with the opera Peleton. Polish printmaker, painter, illustrator and poster designer, he holds personal exhibitions in several European countries and participates in international collective exhibitions, including the Biennale of Ljubljana, the International Print Biennale in Krakow and the International Award for Engraving in Biella.

The Florentine event will be opened by Simone Guaita, President of Bison, Cristina Giachi, Deputy Mayor and Assessor Education and Niccolò de Laurentiis, Secretary of the Friends of Sciascia. Following the speeches by Rodolfo Ceccotti, Didactic Director of Bisonte and Enrico Gatta, former editor of the culture section of «La Nazione». The meeting is closed by Francesco Izzo, promoter of the event and curator of the catalog.

The international and biennial prize “Leonardo Sciascia, amateur d’estampes”, born in 1998, was established by the Friends of Leonardo Sciascia and the Civic Collection of Prints Achille Bertarelli to remember the passion of the great master for the engraving of art, establishing itself as one of the most prestigious international events in graphic art in its intimate relationship with literature.


Norman Ackroyd, Great Britain
Thiago Arruda, Brasil
Devorah Boxer, France
Catalina Chervin, Argentina
Hélène Damville, France
Mehdi Darvishi, Iran
Peter De Koninck, Belgium
Oleh Denysenko, Ukraine
Elisabetta Diamanti, Italy
Gérard Diaz, France
Stuart Duffin, Great Britain
José Faria, Portugal
Pablo Flaiszman, France
Pascale Hémery, France
Irving Herrera, Mexico
Gabriel Kantor, Italy
Tiina Kivinen, Finland
Stefano Luciano, Italia
Vittorio Manno, Italy
Gino Renzo Merlina, Italy
Sayuri Nishimura, Japan
Masaki Nose, Japan
Sergio Saccomandi, Italy
Ari Sadik, Turkey
Marjan Seyedin, France
Aleksandr Steshenko, Russia
Toshinori Tanuma, Japan
Kouki Tsuritani, Japan
Art Werger, USA


Galleria della Fondazione Il Bisonte, via San Niccolò 24/rosso, Firenze.
orario: 9,00 – 13,00 e 15,00 – 19,00.
Sabato e domenica chiuso.
La mostra rimarrà aperta fino al 14 settembre 2018.
per informazioni
telefono: 055 2342585
email: gallery@ilbisonte.it




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