To Triennale “Made in Africa‘ exhibition starring young artists enizyme

San Donato Milanese (Milano), 7 Marzo 2011 - Eni has become a partner for the first time of Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, a film festival dedicated to creativity and artistic language to women.

Now in its eighteenth edition, the Festival consists of offerings from all over the world, particularly Africa, a continent where Eni has been present for over fifty years and that plays a major role in its activities and strategies.

The Festival is divided into two sections: one dedicated to short films, feature films and documentaries, and the other, Tasselli d’arte oltre il cinema, providing facilities, laboratories and video art at the Milan Triennale, March 7 to 27. Eni will also participate inMade in Africa. Trame, colori e forme di un continente, a trip encompassing exhibitions of African art, costumes, workshops and screenings from Senegal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco and South Africa.

The exhibition Giovani talenti per Eni, energia per la creatività, is a selection of works by young emerging artists who are part of the group of over 100 young talents – half of them women – from around the world and presents different disciplines as interpreted in Eni’s original disclosure.

At the entrance of the exhibition in Triennale, a single panel outlines Ilana Yahav, Maya Mihindou e Ika Putranto works designed to represent the fundamental values of Eni: an international company, dedicated to research and compliance.

Ilana Yahav (Israel) is a very versatile performer who began his career with the creation of puppets. She subsequently developed a passion for Art Sand: running sand through her hands, which then comes to life and outlines scenarios and imaginary worlds. She was the first country to sign the institutional Eni bringing to the fore a new technique until then best known in the online world.

Maya Mihindou (Gabon) is a young and greatly appreciated illustrator. Through her work, she discusses the poetry and the poetic universe, and loves to play with the errors to see how an ideas can reach each other. For Eni, he has illustrated the booklet for the Global Impact Leaders Summit 2010 (New York), a UN instrument to promote sustainable business growth. In the same year, he designed the poster of the concerts, organized by Eni for its Day in African MiTo SettembreMusica.

The Indonesian Ika Putranto signed the cover of the brochure Eni dedicated to her country. Her works evoke dreams and surreal scenery inspired by the tales in a style that complements Impressionist painting, contemporary fashion, theater and music.

The exhibition is an opportunity for Eni to confirm through the partnership its continued commitment to artistic expression and the promotion of dialogue between countries and cultures.


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