Premio Ricas - 16° edizione

The project is promoted by Rotary Club Milano Villoresi and Rotaract Milano Sforza

From 12.05.2015 to 14.05.2015

Certo che rimaneva ben impressa la sua figura in chi lo incontrava, alto di statura e di spirito, con un sorriso indelebile che induceva spontanea e serena comunicazione. Insomma lui raccontava cose buone e belle. L’inquietudine giovanile si palesava insieme con i primi e secondi futuristi, nelle sue opere prime con colore e forme di forte intensità espressiva. Eppoi seguiva un’altra inquietudine, più adulta, smaniosa di esprimersi con un linguaggio non banale
"Europeo" by de Benedetti and “Mondo” by Pannunzio.

Riccardo Ricas Castagnedi (where RI CAS means the beginning of his name RIccardo+CAstagnedi) was this and even more. It suggests us a safe message of life and vitality, an effective communicative stimulus, whatever the number of springs lived.

Ugo Gatta
Governatore Distretto Rotary 2041
Anno Rotariano 2014- 2015

Careof is honored to present the sixteenth edition of Ricas Prize, promoted by Rotary Club Milano Villoresi and Rotaract Milano Sforza with the aim of sustaining and promoting young talents and creativity.
The aim of the competition, dedicated to artists under 24, is to create a moment of comparison, exchange and visibility, giving the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Selected artists: Costanza Aliverti Piuri, Mariaceleste Arena, Martina Bressanutti, Elena Chiesi, Marika Cirillo, Dhan Fabbri Adhikary, Ettore Franchi, Luana Grato, Anna Maria Grundmann, Claudia Mandelli, Davide Masotto, Cecilia Meroni, Francesco Mori, Filippo Pennese, Luca Pennetta, Luca Petti, Michele Pili, Marco Pinna, Sergio Piyadi, Camilla Riscassi, Valentino Russo, Giacomo Segantin, Michele Zani.

The Jury of Ricas Price is glad to award:

Michele Zani, for his artwork Educare il mondo al mondo especially for the intensity with which he was able to read and interpret the competition. The viewer, while getting close to the work, imagines to be able to listen the sounds coming from Kokedama; surprisingly, the viewer then finds that the work is just a device that allows the perception of the space in which it is placed. So the viewer listens to themselves and other people around them; raising awareness of the place and the context in which they are: an awakening, a call to action.

Francesco Mori with his work Johnny. An extreme close-up catches our attention: the look of the portrayed subject, an artist’s friend, is asking us to lay bare our emotions and identity. A simple look, a true one, non-judgmental or inquiring. Johnny is not only looking at us, but is looked back at. A face that is a geography of marks and details, an invitation to a journey, to imagine and discover where this man is coming from.

A special mention goest to the work The Listener by Camilla Ricas: with essentiality and poetic strenght, the work proposes a reflection on identity, complex and fragmented on one hand, and its denial on the other; also the implicit invitation to compose and recompose the work as the viewer wishes, makes them an integral and essential part not only of the form, but of the whole work's meaning.

A second special mention goest to Senza Titolo (S. Zeno) by Giacomo Segantin, first for his formal research and for the technical quality, and not least for the inherent ability of his work to attract and invite the viewer to reflect on the enviroments and spaces in which we are living our daily life.