artists & participants
Presented on the occasione of the museum's 20th anniversary, the new exhibition is a journey through contemporary Italian art seeking to pick up some of the threads that link 1968 to today.
Works by Nanni Balestrini, Vanessa Beecroft, Anna Valeria Borsari, Gea Casolaro, Michele Dantini, Daniela De Lorenzo, Piero Gilardi, Ketty La Rocca, Fabio Mauri, Liliana Moro, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pietro Ruffo and Andrea Salvino, illustrate a "story by images" based on issues that emerged in those years of controversy or which have been picked up directly from then and projected on to our lives today.
Conceived as a series of mini one-man shows the exhibition itinerary which encompasses forty years of Italian art, illustrates the various periods of each artist's work, and creates an original dialogue between the works on show and the generations they belong to.
The exhibition features works and events that made history like the Teatro delle mostre (La Tartaruga, Rome, 1968, from which the Luna and Il muro della Sorbonne installations by Fabio Mauri and Nanni Balestrini respectively are exhibited), the birth of the Pecci Centre in the late Eighties (the title of this exhibition comes from this period, and there are artists like Pistoletto, Gilardi, Liliana Moro, Daniela De Lorenzo who exhibited in those years and who have pieces in the permanent collection). There are also important personages from the 'Seventies (such as Ketty La Rocca and the lesser known Anna Valeria Borsari) up to the latest generations (Pietro Ruffo, Andrea Salvino, Michele Dantini and Gea Casolaro), and the aim of the exhibition is to bring together themes that link '68 to the present day.
During the exhibition, a series of meetings complementary to the project will be held in which high-profile personalities and intellectuals will contribute to a debate which forty years on is still important. The conference acts will be published in the catalogue by Giunti Editore and will be an integral part of the project.
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1988: VENT´ANNI PRIMA, VENT´ANNI DOPO
Kurator: Marco Bazzini
Künstler: Nanni Balestrini, Vanessa Beecroft, Anna Valeria Borsari, Gea Casolaro, Michele Dantini, Daniela de Lorenzo, Piero Gilardi, Ketty La Rocca, Fabio Mauri, Liliana Moro, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pietro Ruffo, Andrea Salvino