The future brings change. Happiness is to know it.
The modern society has been going through a revolutionary transition towards the digital universe for several years. The digital technology is the key element for the development and protection of our future, allowing us to save space and connect with people all over the world and to find faster, more profitable and functional solutions to our modern needs.
The sectors of visual arts and culture are entering the digital universe only now, quite behind their time. Cinello, a company that was born from the idea of bringing the artistic heritage in the digital world, wanted to create an award that would identify the best talents in the sector: CINELLO UNLIMITED. The award is given to the most innovative and interesting projects of the year among foundations, artists, galleries, and art players. The key is the digital element, whether it is a digital project, a design made by using digital devices, an experience through a web portal or social channels, conveyed content, message or news, or promotion of the artistic heritage through digital.
Why an award? To build a coherent content platform capable of identifying and acknowledge the complexity and richness of the world that revolves around Cinello and its partners, the people, and the realities around it. Being Cinello means building innovation on solid foundations on knowledge and professionalism.
The award is the beginning of a CLUB of digital excellence.
Moreover, the award is the most direct way to affirm that in every area the highest quality is an admirable value, now more than ever. Being on the web is not enough, you need ideas and creativity and you need to look towards the future constantly.
Ideation and Concept
Paola C. Manfredi, PCM Studio
Cinello was born from the experience of its founders in the field of information technology applied to the enhancement, promotion, and protection of heritage
John Blem (Cinello),
President of the Honorary Committee Cinello UNLIMITED
Franco Losi (Cinello),
President of the Jury Cinello UNLIMITED
The company produces unique and uncopiable objects: DAW® (Digital Art Works), digital multiples of masterpieces from the history of art, produced in limited series, authenticated, numbered, certified by partner museums and protected by a patented digital encryption system.
By combining a passion for heritage and highly advanced technological expertise, Cinello has made possible a new way of being “original”, giving life to a new uniqueness connected to great masterpieces.
Cinello’s product is constantly crossing many different, apparently distant worlds: that of historical artistic creations with digital technology and the marketing of works of art.
Artist with the most interesting artwork made or presented in digital environment in 2020
The best public article in the field of art, culture, or digital innovation, written and published (also) on digital platforms (website, app, social channels)
The best digital campaign/project/platform on the web in the selected period
The annual “Cinello Unlimited” award (the “Award”) is established in Milan and it aims to recognize, promote and reward the best experiences in the digital field of information technology applied to the valorization, promotion and protection of artistic heritage and national culture.
The most significant digital art project created by university students
The competition includes one winner per category, the award for the winner of the category consists of a cash prize worth € 2.500. The award ceremony for the winners of the respective categories will take place during a gala dinner in Milan.
At the discretion of the jury, special mentions may be assigned among the candidate projects.
The cultural association SAVE THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE will grant a study aword of € 2,500 to the winning student of the Cinello Unlimited 2020 selection for the most significant art project in digital environment. Research, creativity, and innovation are the fundamental characteristics that are taken into consideration for the applications of the university students who will participate the initiative.
It is possible to apply through the form by sending your personal information and your digital project. Applications must be send by the end of 2020.
The award will be delivered by Mario Cristiani, founder of Galleria Continua, President of Arte Continua Association and Honorary President of SAVE THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE Association.
A specialized team of professionals related to the world of art and digital innovation: from the important players in the art sector to experts in communication and information.
Being Cinello means building innovation on a solid basis of knowledge and professionalism. Cinello Unlimited Award is the beginning of a CLUB of digital excellence.
John has a Masters of Science in Electronic Engineering and he is a successful entrepreneur. In 1998, he founded Milestone Systems, the world market leader in IP video management software for surveillance purposes. Milestone was sold to Canon Inc. where he still serves as a board member. Before that he was Operations Manager at Tenfore Research & Development A/S (1993-1998). Based in Copenhagen he is now investing in various industries, funds, startups and other sectors where he finds his interests. He is one of Cinello‘s founders and the President of the association Save The Artistic Heritage.
Sabina Belli was born in Milan but she has lived since adolescence in Paris. She began her career in advertising, at Ogilvy and Young & Rubicam, and then headed into the marketing field, first in the L’Oreal Luxe Group, with Helena Rubinstein and Giorgio Armani Parfums, then in LVMH where she worked for twenty-one years holding top management positions in Parfums Dior and Moèt Hennessy and was managing director of the Bulgari brand. In 2015 she joined the Kering Group as CEO of the Pomellato Group in Milan, where she rediscovered her origins. Sabina Belli has developed brands and products such as Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Giò, Christian Dior’s J’Adore, Veuve Clicquot, Bulgari and today she is considered as an international expert in the luxury market and in the management of highly creative and innovative teams.
Together with Maurizio Rigillo and Lorenzo Fiaschi, he is the founder of Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. He opened galleries in 2005 in Beijing and in 2007 in Le Moulin, in the French countryside and in Havana, Cuba. He is the chairperson of Associazione Arte Continua, focused on the realization of the Arte all’Arte. Art, Architecture, Landscape project. Since 2009 he has been President of the Scientific Committee of Arte Pollino un Altro Sud. He is Honorary President of Save The Artistic Heritage association.
Umberta Gnutti Beretta
Umberta Gnutti Beretta
She was born in Brescia on 10 February 1968 and studied in Brescia, Lausanne, Geneva, Rome, London and Lugano. In 1991 she obtained a B.A. in Business Studies from Franklin University in Lugano. She then joined the family business, where she handled the procurement of raw materials. After living in New York for four years she returned to Italy, where she started to cultivate her own interests and get seriously involved in charity work. For about twenty years she has been actively involved with various non-profit organizations and foundations, focusing on fundraising aspects. She has always had a keen interest in art and devote considerable time and energy to this passion.
Eliano Lodesani began his work experience in 1977 in Credito Emiliano, where he was part of the “high potential development” project, that brought him in the United States to Chemical Bank – New York. At the end of 1989 he moved to Deutsche Bank Italy as Head of Human Resources Development and in 1993 he was appointed Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development. In 1997 he joined Banco Ambrosiano Veneto as Human Resources Manager. In March 2001 he was appointed General Manager and then Chief Executive Officer of Banca PrimaVera of the Banca Intesa group. From 2003 to 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Intesa Casse del Centro banking holding. From 2006 to 2009 he held the position of Head of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Department of the Foreign Banks Division of Intesa Sanpaolo and then became, in September 2009, Head of the CIS & South Mediterranean Department. He was Director of Banca Intesa Mosca, Pravex Bank and AlexBank. In 2011 he took the job of Regional Director of Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige of Intesa Sanpaolo and in 2013 he was appointed General Manager of Cassa di Risparmio del Veneto. Since June 2014 he has been Chief Operating Officer of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. Since October 2015 he is also President of the CASL (Trade Union and Labor Affairs Committee) in ABI.
Sara Sozzani Maino
Sara Sozzani Maino
Sara Sozzani Maino’s career in fashion began in 1991 at 10 Corso Como in Milan. In 1994, she became an intern at Vogue Italia. Today, as deputy director of Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents, Sara continues to oversee this important international project created with Franca Sozzani in 2009. A regular attendee at global talent spotting committees, serves as a judge in several fashion competitions, including LVMH’s prize, the International Talent Support (ITS), Woolmark Prize, Fashion Trust Arabia and many more. Since September 2018 she has been the International Brand Ambassador for Camera Nazionale della moda Italiana. In 2019 she launched A New Awareness, a project that wants to create more awareness consciousness to new generations. A special remark about her is the collaboration with yoox.com focused on sustainability called The Next Green Talent.
Graduated in Information Sciences, Franco Losi has thirty years’ experience in the field of new technologies and start-ups, which began in the nineties in Mountain View, California, where he founded his first artificial intelligence company. He is engaged in several activities on the current and future implications of digital evolution. He is one of Cinello‘s founders and is vice president of the association Save The Artistic Heritage. His latest novel, written with Elio, is Uaired.
Francesca Bortolotto Possati
Francesca Bortolotto Possati
Francesca Bortolotto Possati is an Italian entrepreneur, author, interior designer, philanthropist and hotelier. She was the chief executive officer of the Bauer Hotel group in Venice, and Arnaldo Bennati’s granddaughter, a Ligurian shipbuilder who purchased the Bauer Hotel in 1930. She was the only female CEO in the city of Venice since 2008. A native of Venice, she has also been involved in the city’s cultural life for many years. As well as a hotelier, Bortolotto Possati is a public figure and a patron of the arts, with a particular focus on Venice. She is on the board of Save Venice Inc., a foundation dedicated to the restore of important works of architecture and art in Venice. She sponsors the Zuecca Project Space (a non-profit area on the Giudecca island that hosts art exhibitions and events events together with local and international art communities). She is on the board of Altagamma, which rewards Italian companies that have been acknowledged internationally.
She just become a shareholder and sit on the board of NATURASI’, the largest bio chain store in Italy.
Elio is an Italian singer, composer, flutist, voice actor and theatrical actor. He is the frontman of the Elio e le Storie Tese, that he founded in 1980, together with the drummer Pier Luigi Zuffellato. He is the lead singer of the band but he also performs playing the guitar and the transverse flute, an instrument in which he graduated from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. In recent years he has been an interpreter of scores written for him by composers of classical origin, such as Luca Lombardi or Nicola Campogrande. He was also a judge of X Factor from the fourth to the seventh season as well as the ninth season.
Paola Caterina Manfredi
Paola Caterina Manfredi
During her university studies (Economics and Law), Paola C. Manfredi works as a freelance journalist, writing about the economics and finance sector. After a collaboration with the Public Relations office of RAI in Milan, she held top positions in two leading Italian companies in the Communication / PR industry, thus gaining solid professional experience in following large corporate, political and cultural projects of public and private clients. In 2007 she opened her own PCM STUDIO agency, specialized in communication for cultural institutions and projects for companies that invest in culture. Since 2014 she has regularly held courses at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore and Naba. Since this year she has been an adjunct professor at the Iulm University in Milan. Since 2002 she has been enrolled in the Lombardy Order of Journalists – Register of Publicists.
Paola Manfrin lives and works in Milan. She is a Creative Director for luxury, lifestyle, design and art brands, as well as co-editor of Permanent Food, an art magazine developed together with Maurizio Cattelan (currently only on: http://permanentfood.tumblr.com). She also founded interviewmatch.it a web publishing project where artists, architects and thinkers are interviewed through the use of images.
Walter Mariotti (1967) studies philosophy in Siena, Louvain and Harvard. He has directed the ARS of the municipality of Monticiano (1986) and the URP of Grosseto (1998-2000), collaborating with the University for Foreigners of Siena (1996- 2000) and to the Unesco Chair for the Imaginary of the IULM university in Milan (2003-2006). As a journalist he has directed the monthly magazines Campus, Class, Class Arte (2001-2005) and the New Initiatives division of the 24 Ore Group (2006-2012), for which he created the supplements I Viaggi del Sole, English24 and IL. For Mondadori he has coordinated the redesign of the weekly magazine Panorama, assuming the deputy directorate (2012-2013), before he founded Periferie (2014-2015), the report on the cities promoted by Senator Renzo Piano and, at the same time, engaging in the relaunch of the supplements attached to the Corriere del Ticino (2016-2017). Among other experiences he has carried out strategic consultancy activities for industries, companies and cultural institutions, including the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. Since September 2017 he is the Editorial Director of Domus.
Pasquale Junior Natuzzi
Pasquale Junior Natuzzi
Pasquale Junior Natuzzi was born in Bari (Puglia) in 1990 – with dual Italian and US citizenships – and he is the son of Pasquale Natuzzi and Kimberlee Monique Philips. In 2010 he decided to suspend his university career to found The Secret Society: a fashion start-up characterized by a disruptive and unconventional approach. In 2012 he joined Natuzzi as Marketing Program Manager, specializing in the management of marketing and communication levers, in the creation of digital communication projects and in the development of events characterized by a very strong experiential connotation. In October 2018, after gaining international experience, he took on the position of Stylist and Creative Director in the family business and became Chief Creative & Marketing Officer of the Natuzzi Group. In 2019 he was also appointed Regional Manager Emerging Markets. He is a member of the FederlegnoArredo General Council and chairs the Federation’s Sustainability Task Force (design, sustainability and synergies for the leadership of the Italian wood furniture sector).
Clarice Pecori Giraldi
Clarice Pecori Giraldi
Clarice Pecori Giraldi began her career in the art world in 1984, as a Junior modern art specialist at Sotheby’s Italy. Over the years, she increased her expertise in the international art sector of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, becoming head of the department at Christie’s and, at the same time, assuming managerial positions. She travels between Milan and London, before settling in Milan in 2017 where she founds her own art collection management company, Cpg Art Advisory srl. In this independent role she continues as strategic advisor for several private collections of 20th and 21st century art as well as the San Patrignano Collection which has inaugurated its permanent headquarters in Rimini and the ongoing social themed collection of the Genesi association. She has followed the enhancement of many collections: the Chiara and Francesco Carraro Foundation, Bacon Trust and others that prefer to remain anonymous. Her activity focuses on extensive care of the collection, from the inventory to export licenses, to the analysis of the state of conservation as well as to the generational change.
Lorenzo Perini Natali
Lorenzo Perini Natali
He was born in Viareggio (Lucca) in 1990 and currently lives in Milan. After working for an industrial group with production sites in Italy, Brazil and the United States, he moves to Milan where he graduates in Visual Arts at NABA Milano, specializes with a Master in Contemporary Art Markets and does an internship at Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art. In addition to bringing on projects involved with his art collection he continues to support the work of emerging italian and international artists.
Publisher and director of Flash Art, historical contemporary art magazine and publishing house, founded in 1967. In the last twenty years she has collaborated with major cultural institutions, she has held conferences and lectures in contemporary art centers and universities, she has curated international exhibitions and projects. Gea collaborates with the United Nations as an advisor for cultural development projects. She chairs with Cristiano Seganfreddo, CGPS, the publishing group that owns Flash Art and Agenzia del Contemporaneo.
Innovator and creative entrepreneur, he was professor of Aesthetics in Fashion Design at the Politecnico of Milan, Scientific Director of Corriere Innovazione by Corriere della Sera. He is the director of Progetto Marzotto. Author of “The Italian Book of Innovation” (Rizzoli, 2017). He chairs with Gea Politi CGPS, an editorial group that owns the art magazine Flash Art and Agenzia del Contemporaneo. He sits on the Advisory Board Italy of UniCredit and the Santa Margherita Wine Group. He works as a strategic advisor for the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative.