2014 International Prize for Water Civilization
The Seventh International Prize for Water Civilization will awarded to Maria Cristina Finucci for her Garbage Patch State and related series of installations. Will follow a round table on the impact of plastics on the environment, entitled "+ Water - Plastic = Treviso", with talks with the artist, the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture, Venice (Italy), the National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) and Contarina.
For the jury, Maria Cristina Finucci has, with her artistic work ‘The Garbage Patch State’, launched a major challenge in raising public awareness on the devastating consequences of floating plastic islands in the oceans. A first installation was inaugurated in 2013 at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris and followed by other installations hosted by the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, the European Institute of Design in Madrid, and this year by the National Museum of the XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome and the United Nations in New York.