FPT Industrial reaffirms and consolidates its commitment to contemporary art and sustainability by promoting, in collaboration with Artissima - Italy’s most important contemporary art fair - the second edition of the FPT for Sustainable Arts award.

Following the success of the first edition, the Award is aimed at selecting the artist whose innovative research and works are the result of a conceptual and sustainable virtuous production process, with a focus on the marine environment. The 2021 Award will be in fact assigned to the artwork featuring an intrinsic symbolic significance, able to suggest the complexity, the fragility and the beauty of the marine eco-system. The winner of the 2020 edition was “Mare” by Renato Leotta, that the Brand later acquired. The work is a “horizon” belonging to the canvas series created in different shades of blue that the artist partially immersed in the sea and then left on the beach, to dry, under the sun: the physical phenomenon of salt crystallization brings out texture on the blue surface, thus tracing a perfect horizon on fabrics.

The announce of the second edition of the FPT for Sustainable Arts Award was jointly given by Ilaria Bonacossa, director of Artissima, and Carlo Moroni, Head of Communication at FPT Industrial.

“I’m really glad the partnership between Artissima and FPT Industrial goes on under the banner of sustainability and protection of marine environment”, says Ilaria Bonacossa. “At the same time, this collaboration lets our Art Fair exit the conventional exhibition spaces to reach an even broader public, in order to promote the work and the innovative ideas of a younger generation of artists and art makers”.

“With the second edition of our Award, we want to keep high our commitment towards sustainable production processes”, states Carlo Moroni. “And we do it our way. Using a different point of view – that of Art – and bringing this effort closer to a new audience, who cares about our planet but should remember that it is not just the product that needs to be ‘green’, but also the process that leads to its creation”.