Pianegonda is at the forefront of the 80th edition of the Venice International Film Festival celebrating Italian cinema.
As the main sponsor of the Spazio Cinematografo by the Ente dello Spettacolo at the Excelsior Hotel, Pianegonda had the honor of designing and producing the “Le Vie dell’Immagine” Award.
The recognition, which celebrates excellence in visual arts, was conferred to director and activist Shirin Neshat.
For the first time, it was NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti to give this Award together with Cinematografo, the publishing hub of the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, in collaboration with the Giornate degli Autori.
“I am honored to be welcomed as an artist and filmmaker who works on the encounter between film-making and visual arts, refusing to give up one for the other and believing in akways experimenting and dissolving artistic boundaries. This award is not just for me but for the next generation of filmmakers and artists who dare to take risks and will take cinema to the next level” says Shirin Neshat.
Pianegonda shares the artist’s drive to support young emerging talents, by giving them the opportunity to express themselves freely through collaborations aimed at supporting their creative efforts.
The 80th Venice International Film Festival has so far proven to be the perfect place for Pianegonda to grow its connection with the world of cinema, also thanks to the brand’s involvement with important awards
and unique red carpets
, where the new Assoluto Collection
creations have been worn, among many artists, by Francesca Inaudi, Chiara Vinci, Emma Valenti, and Denny Méndez
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian artist and filmmaker based in New York. Neshat works with and experiments across the mediums of photography, video, and film, infusing them with highly poetic and politically charged imagery and narratives that challenge issues of power, religion, race, gender, and the relationship between past and present, East, and West, individual and collective through the lens of her personal experiences as an Iranian woman living in exile.