The new image for Cersaie 2016 explores the exhibition concept as a multi-level space showcasing the many aesthetic and functional qualities of ceramic and as a meeting place for people interested in knowledge, innovation and design of this extraordinary material.
The concept is developed in two different versions by processing photographs of ceramic tiles viewed side-on, thus emphasising their nature as both products and construction components.
Although the tiles have different thicknesses, colours and finishes, they share a wealth and variety of materials and colours. Other graphic elements such as human silhouettes are used as a reference to the dynamism of an event like CERSAIE and to the technical and cultural evolution in the use and production of this material.
In the first image the tiles are arranged horizontally to create a multi-level architecture representing the fluid, articulated space of an exhibition; in the second image the tiles are stacked to form a single block while revealing the unique finish and material of each individual ceramic layer.
Silvia Spitaleri was born in Erice (TP) on 19 July 1992 and lives in Trapani. In 2011 she completed her high school studies at the Liceo Artistico Michelangelo Buonarroti in Trapani. While attending high school she took part in a number of competitions including: The Regional Competition launched in 2007 by Ai.Bi. “Amici dei Bambini - il diritto di essere figlio” with a graphic-pictorial work that won third prize, the “L’Arte in Bottiglia” painting and graphic design competition launched in 2008 for the Barbera d’Asti wine label, the Second artistic-literary competition “Il Volo di Pègaso - Oltre l’ignoto” and the competition launched in 2009 by the Ministry for cultural heritage and activities and tourism (MiBAC) to design gadgets promoting the ministry’s image.
In 2012 she began a three-year degree course in Industrial Design at the University of Palermo and is now a final year student.
In September 2015 she participated as an artist in the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Trapani as part of the “caseminime” project and the same month won the Beautiful Ideas competition for the Cersaie 2016 poster image with the project “Materia Viva”.