Kitschy Cakes Win Moroso Art Award
‘s showroom in New York is currently playing host to an exhibit of cakelike sculptures by artist
, the winner of the Moroso Art Award for Contemporary Art. The Croatian-born artist, who lives in Milan, Italy, created the sculptures in “Is Always Fading” from a variety of materials including cement, paper, silicone, lace, artificial pearls and wax.
“There is something so strong and special about Dragana,” says Patrizia Moroso, art director, Moroso. “The cakes are beautiful, funny, kitschy, and sugary, like something from a Viennese cake shop.”
This year’s Moroso Art Award is a collaboration between Patrizia Moroso and the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art of Monfalcone. In its third year, the award focuses on young, talented artists working in Italy and invites the winner to create an installation in one of Moroso’s showrooms during a major art fair. The 2013 installation’s unveiling coincided with Armory Arts Week in New York.
Patrick Gosatti, an independent curator and professor of art theory at
, says, “The artistic experimentation of Dragana Sapanjoš takes the form of a language which is incisive and radical, and which is aimed at creating a suspended, alienating tension that engages the viewer in an unsettling experience at the very limits of what is bearable.”