We have been to see the winner of the first study scholarship Masi has granted as part of the Costasera Contemporary Art project: Swedish art student Bjorn Krogvig. We visited him during his stay at Venice’s Art Glass Studio Berengo on Murano. As part of a quest for excellence in the majestic surroundings of the thousand-year-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking, Krogvig will craft a work of art with a vinous theme. We’ll be there at the end of the course to admire his work of art and to congratulate this youthful artist on his achievement.
The study scholarship for young artists is the last phase of the yearly programme for the Costasera Contemporary Art project, founded by Masi in 2013. The project involves commissioning an internationally famous artist to make a work of art based on Masi’s icon wine, Costasera Amarone, and its characteristic label. The first winner was Ernst Billgren, a well-known Swedish artist, whose job was then to select a young co-national artist for a stay in Italy financed by the sale of bottles of Costasera Amarone 1998, the vintage selected for Billgren’s artistic label design.