ILLY AUTHENTICITY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

illy issimo announces winners of “AuthentiCity– Revealing purity and authenticity in urban life” photography project, together with the School of Visual Arts

On show @ Milan Design Week 2010

MILAN – April 16th, 2010 – illy issimo – the ready-to-drink coffee-based beverage by the collaboration between illycaffè and The Coca-Cola Company – presents “AuthentiCity”: a photography project conceived in cooperation with the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, aimed at young international artists who are SVA students or alumni.
Here are the names of the five award-winning artists, chosen from the 19 finalists: Igor Aronov (NY – USA), Giselle Behrens (Caracas – Venezuela), Matthew Baum (NY – USA, MFA Photo 2007), Carlos Alvarez Montero (Mexico City – Mexico, MFA Photo 2010) and Caroline Shepard (Brookling, NY – USA, MFA Photo 2002), they will continue the project and receive a cash prize of $3,000 each.

Semifinalists from the Photo MFA department include:

Bo Wang ’11

Ryan Koopmans ’12

Ryan Cooley ’12

Yuchung Chao ’11

Natan Dvir ’10

Sarina Finkelstein ’04

Min Kwak ’03

Sean Hanratty ’08

Scott Houston ’08

Kwang Min Kim ’02

The “AuthentiCity” project has been presented on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2010, through an open photography exhibition in the Tortona neighbourhood of Milan, at the T35 @ Nhow Hotel (Via Tortona 35, Milan), where the winners’ and finalists’ works will remain on exhibit until April 19th, 2010, every day from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SVA ALUM; HARLAN ERSKINE AND JACKIE BATES IN THE ANNUAL PRC JURIED EXHIBITION

EXPOSURE:

The 15th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition 
Juried by Mia Fineman 
April 23 – June 20, 2010
Opening reception, Friday, April 23 – 5:30-7:30pm

For this year’s exhibition, Fineman selected 12 artists out of a total 220 international submissions.

2010 Selected Artists

Jacqueline Bates (NY)
Joshua Deaner (RI)
Harlan Erskine (NY)
Alexander Harding (MA)
Joseph Holmes (NY)
Stella Johnson (MA)
Bryan Alfred Martello (MA)
Mary Parisi (CA)
Charles Rozier (CT)
Irina Rozovsky (MA)
Cindy Stephens (MA)
Millee Tibbs (RI)