A Collection is a production prize associated with a small artist residency period. The winning artist, chosen among those presented by the galleries participating in ArtVerona 2020, will be assigned the chance to design a tapestry and to assist in the first phases of its weaving. The tapestry will be made by the master weaver Giovanni Bonotto, who together with the artist and under his or her guidance will create the visual identity of the piece. A Collection, a project curated by Chiara Casarin, intertwines the contemporary research of young but established artists of the Italian scene with the creative vision of new weaving techniques.
The 15 large tapestries made till now have been produced also with yarns coming from the processing of recycled plastic. In this way, the project blends environmental and ethical commitment with the attention and support given to the more important development in contemporary visual research. In addition to this award, A Collection has also established a partnership with ArtVerona for the project Sculpture&TheCity in which the artist who will create the sculpture for the public space in 2021 will also render his or her work in tapestry form, thereby transferring a work concept capable of manifesting itself in different visual languages.