Marta Minujín

International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” for Lifetime Achievement 2015

The “Lorenzo il Magnifico” for Lifetime Achievement Awards 2015 for visual and performing arts has been presented to the Argentinean artist Marta Minujín, pioneer of ephemeral art presented through happenings with installations and performances of the so-called “living sculptures”, and experimenter in the avant-garde of conceptual art to action art, from pop art to ‘”psychedelic art”. Praised for her Torre de Babele spiral, more than 25 meters high, built in 2010 with books from all over the world in the square of San Martin in Buenos Aires.

The Florence Biennale confers to Marta Minujín the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 as a tribute to her outstanding artistic research, aimed at bringing ideas into reality through a continuous experimentation of materials and techniques. All this with a view to engage the audience in the process of creating ephemeral works such as happenings, installations, and performances, so that everyone involved could experience the essence of art.