Rachel Rose has been awarded the Illy Present Future Prize, which is presented yearly at Artissima art fair in Turin to an emerging artist.
Rose won for A Minute Ago, a video in which a computer-generated hail storm interrupts a bright day at the beach. “It was so nice a minute ago,” says one bather as she runs to an umbrella. The storm intensifies to the point where many bathers suspect they might die. All of this is followed by computer-collaged images of Philip Johnson in his famed Glass House, with many images of destruction and what appears to be late Renaissance painting briefly cut in.