Nonino Prize "To an Italian master of our time" 2003

Emilio Vedova

From the end of the war to nowadays the artist Emilio Vedova has been a presence and a punctual and coherent answer to all the uneasiness generated by historical events, becoming one of the few voices defending the absolute value of art.

Rigorous in his avant-garde position, through an absolute intensity of gesture and sign, he has kept his revolutionary essence crystalline.

In his “painting”, after eroding and spoiling the reality, modifying its reference points, he has allowed to emerge and meet from our sidereal abysses the “ancestral ambiguity” in perfect balance, with unique intensity and energy.

Ermanno Olmi delivers the prize.