press release

On occasion of its grand opening, the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art presents the inaugural exhibition The End of the World, curated by director Fabio Cavallucci in collaboration with an international team of advisors including Antonia Alampi, Luca Barni, Myriam Ben Salah, Marco Brizzi, Lorenzo Bruni, Jota Castro, Włodek Goldkorn, Katia Krupennikova, Morad Montazami, Giulia Poli, Luisa Santacesaria, Monika Szewczyk and Pier Luigi Tazzi.

Including the work of over 50 international artists in an exhibit which will occupy a space of over 3,000 square metres, the exhibition encourages us to take an outsider's perspective on our current reality. Spectators will enter through the new wing of the museum, designed by Maurice Nio, and once inside will experience a feeling of being projected a few thousand light years away from the present to review our world as if it were geological eras from our current time.

This journey is made up of works by already established international artists and also those of younger, emerging artists, many of whom come from regions of strong contrast and conflict. Throughout the exhibition, various mediums and artistic expressions will be interconnected: music, theatre, cinema, architecture and dance, depicted not only through specific pieces but as integral moments of the show as a whole.

The End of the World will be accompanied by a series of conferences and debates which will develop the various themes explored in the exhibition, and will include scientific, philosophical and literary aspects; from more recent theories of physics to archaeological topics, and from science fiction to ecology and sustainability.

The exhibition will include works by: Adel Abdessemed, Jananne Al-Ani, Darren Almond, Aristide Antonas, Riccardo Arena, Kader Attia, Babi Badalov, Fayçal Baghriche, Francesco Bertelè, Rossella Biscotti, Björk, Umberto Boccioni, Cai Guo-Qiang, Julian Charrière and Julius Von Bismark, Ali Cherri, Ana Livia Cordeiro, Isabelle Cornaro, Hanne Darboven, Pippo Delbono, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Federico Fellini, Lucio Fontana, Carlos Garaicoa, Arash Hanaei, Camille Henrot, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joakim, Polina Kanis, Robert Kuśmirowski, Andrey Kuzkin, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Suzanne Lacy, Ahmed Mater, Boris Mikhailov, Henrique Oliveira, Lydia Ourahmane, Piotr Pavlevsky, Gianni Pettena, Pussy Riot, Józef Robakowski, Batoul S'himi, Fari Shams, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Emmanuel Van Der Auwera, Ekaterina Vasilyeva and Hanna Zubkova, Andy Warhol, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Andrzej Wróblewski, Aik Yakubovich, Qiu Zhijie, Istvan Zimmerman and Giovanna Amoroso, David Zink Yi.