International Talent Support 2016

INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT 2016

  

ITS Artwork is a major contest category at International Talent Support (ITS), a visionary showcase for young designers. Based in Trieste, Italy, ITS invites emerging designer talent from around the world to compete in four areas: fashion, jewelry, accessories and artwork.

Swiss watchmaker Swatch created, in partnership with ITS, the ITS Artwork category, which focuses on pure artistic creativity. Ten finalists selected earlier this year were challenged by Swatch to make a work of art expressing their personal vision of artistic utopia, and to make use in their work of colorful Swatch components such as watch heads, straps, buckles, and dials.

Part fashion show, spontaneous performance and thrilling awards ceremony, this year's finale in Trieste was filled with excitement and creative vibes as the young designers presented their work and waited, nerves on edge, for the announcement of the winners. A vibrant live audience of international media, VIPs and prominent players in the creative arts gave enthusiastic applause to work that was unexpected, light-hearted and brilliant by turns. Carlo Giordanetti, Creative Director Swatch International, announced the winners.

 

   

SWATCH ITS ARTWORK AWARD

身為 ITS 2016 的主要合作夥伴,Swatch 將選出 10 位傑出新銳設計師進入年度 ITS 藝術品大獎決選,並角逐兩項大獎。

點此來認識決賽入圍者。

   

藝術品大獎評審團

藝術品大獎評審由來自四面八方的創意專業人才組成:除了 Carlo Giordanetti 與 Barbara Franchin 之外,還延攬了瑞典 IKEA 藝術總監 Mats Nilsson;義大利建築師暨自由作家 Alessandra Laudati;Corriere della Sera 旗下 Style Magazine 編輯 Michele Ciavarella;以及精品眼鏡 Safilo 創意總監 Nicola Bonaventura。

  

  

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WINNERS 2016

ITS ARTWORK Award 2016

Marco Baitella

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The winner of the ITS Artwork Award 2016 is Marco Baitella, from Italy. He receives €10,000 and the opportunity to exhibit a special project at ITS 2017.

   

SWATCH AWARD 2016

Jana Zornik

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The winner of the Swatch Award is Jana Zornik, from Slovenia. She receives €10,000 and a 6-month paid internship at the Swatch Creative Lab in Zurich, Switzerland.

   

Special Prize

Hazuki Katagai

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Swatch awarded an unexpected third prize: Japanese artist Hazuki Katagai won a three-month art residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

   

See the event highlights on the Swatch & Art Facebook page.
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