Jon Rafman

— Spring 2020. The project New Age Demanded (Prince Arthur), produced in collaboration with Fondazione Henraux and the municipality of Montreal, will be officially inaugurated in the city center.

Fondazione Henraux is delighted to announce a collaboration with Canadian artist Jon Rafman and the City of Montreal. Internationally renowned for his compelling research on technology and digital media and their impact on society and contemporary life, Rafman has conceived the project New Age Demanded (Prince Arthur). The new work comprises two marble sculptures to be permanently installed in the center of the city.

The partnership is part of Fondazione Henraux’s commitment to supporting artistic and cultural projects that express innovation alongside artistic and technological experimentation. The installation will be officially unveiled in Spring 2020.

Jenny Holzer

30.05 — 01.09.2019. The Henraux Foundation is pleased to collaborate with GAMeC for the occasion of Jenny Holzer's exhibition 'The Whole Truth'.

  • Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
    Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
  • Dormo, 2019. Curved Versilys Gold marble bench
17 x 41.75 x 18 in. / 43.2 x 106 x 45.7 cm. Text: “Essere animale per la grazia” from Pigre divinità e pigra sorte by Patrizia Cavalli, © 2006 by Giulio Einaudi Editore. Used with permission of the author and the publisher.
    Dormo, 2019. Curved Versilys Gold marble bench 17 x 41.75 x 18 in. / 43.2 x 106 x 45.7 cm. Text: “Essere animale per la grazia” from Pigre divinità e pigra sorte by Patrizia Cavalli, © 2006 by Giulio Einaudi Editore. Used with permission of the author and the publisher.

The exhibition curated by Lorenzo Giusti opened in the historic Palazzo della Ragione in Bergamo. The walls of the Sala delle Capriate, a symbolic location where city justice was administered, are the site for a series of new light projections. Medieval architecture and ancient frescoes join in conversation with the subversive poetics of the American artist. In light and marble, Holzer draws texts by Italian writers, including Patrizia Cavalli and Pier Paolo Pasolini, as well as international poets. The verses chosen by Holzer for this work touch on themes of identity, gender, and dialogue, as well as foreground issues surrounding the European migrant crisis.

The Foundation, partner of the exhibition, is proud to have produced, employing Henraux company technology and skilled workers, nine marble benches, whose surfaces are engraved with phrases chosen by Holzer. Arranged in a circle in the Sala delle Capriate, these works become a site to pause and reflect; to observe the illuminated walls and read words cut in stone.

Henraux Prize

Francesco Arena, David Horvitz and Diego Marcon are the winners of the fourth edition of the Henraux Prize. The jury also gave a special mention to the collective work of Anto.Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev.

  • Diego Marcon, <i>Ludwig</i>, 2018
    Diego Marcon, Ludwig, 2018
  • Francesco Arena, <i>Metro cubo di marmo con metro lineare di cenere</i>, 2018
    Francesco Arena, Metro cubo di marmo con metro lineare di cenere, 2018

The Henraux Prize is an ambitious and complex project aimed at developing research on the potential of marble. The properties of this material are not only related to sculpture in the traditional sense but to innovative areas of thought and creation. In a unique technological and artisanal context, the artists selected for the fourth edition had the opportunity to confront a productive reality that combines digital culture and skilled craftsmen.