Enel Contemporanea Award 2010

The artist selection for The fourth edition of Enel Contemporanea was decided through an international award. Seven artists - Daniel Canogar, Bik Van der Pol, Anya Gallaccio, Allora & Calzadilla, Jonathan Horowitz, Loris Gréaud, Meg Cranston - were invited by representatives of international contemporary art to attend the first edition of Enel Contemporanea Award. The Chairman's Committee and the Committee of Honour chose the project “Are you really sure that a floor can not also be a ceiling?” by Dutch duo Bik Van der Pol, exhibited from December 3rd,2010 to February 13th, 2011 at the MACRO in Rome.

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The Artists:

Bik Van der Pol
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
MACRO, Enel Room, Rome, December 3rd 2010 – February 13th 2011

The project presented by Bik Van der Pol is an architectural model loosely based on the design of the icon of modernism, the Farnsworth House, realized by the architect Mies van der Rohe (1951). The work is a temporary home for butterflies, as the ultimate agents for ideas of transformation, change and recycling. With radical change incorporated in their life-cycle, capable of transforming from one state to another, they never are what they appear to be. The different stages of these animals of total metamorphosis can be observed and experienced in the model. To celebrate 50 years in business, from September 12th to the 28th, 2012, Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling? has been presented at the Red October site in the centre of Moscow.