• Torino, 6 November 2021 •
Fatma Bucak is the winner of the second edition of the Tosetti Value Award for photography
Fatma Bucak is the winner of the second edition of the Tosetti Value Award for photography supported by Tosetti Value – Il Family office. The award, based on the desire to investigate the relationship between art and economics, and to widen the perspective on the real world, is assigned to an artist whose photographic work explores and aims to understand the historical-social and economic situation of our globalised world.
The artist is presented by the gallery Peola Simondi of Torino.
The award has been assigned by an international jury composed of Walter Guadagnini, Director, CAMERA Centro italiano per la fotografia, Torino, Daphne Vitali, Curator, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Raed Yassin, artist and Giulia Tosetti. This is the motivation:
The prize goes to Fatma Bucak an artist whose photographic, performative and video work deals with current sociopolitical issues and specifically she addresses conflicts in Turkey and border issues. Her strong and emblematic photographic images capture the ever present tensions and she reconsiders issues of history making, memory, testimony and identity.
The Tosetti Value Award for photography establishes a dialogue with “Perspectives. The economy of images”, a project on contemporary photography that began in 2014, curated by Tosetti Value per l’Arte with the objective of fostering debate and reflection on our globalized world through exhibitions and talks, in synergy with the economic research conducted by Family office. The winning artist, besides receiving a financial award, will have the chance to establish a dialogue with “Perspectives. The economy of images” during 2022.
The first edition of the Tosetti Value Award for photography was assigned to Raed Yassin, presented by the gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai. Tosetti Value – Il Family office acquired a work of the winning artist for its corporate collection.