CONTEMPORARY ART ON PALATINE From 28 June 2017 to 29 October 2017ROMEPalatine ForumTICKET COST:
Full € 12, reduced € 7.50 including exhibitions in the archaeological area of Foro Romano - Palatino - Colosseum. The same ticket - valid for 2 days - allows only one entrance to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine
Contemporary art returns to confront archeology in the Duchamp exhibition in Cattelan. Palatine contemporary art curated by Alberto Fiz, which features 100 works - from June 28 to October 29, 2017 - among large installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and artworks from artists from 25 different nations.
Alongside recognized masters such as Marina Abramović, Gino De Dominicis, Marcel Duchamp, Gilbert & George, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, Richard Long, Allan McCollum, Vettor Pisani, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Remo Salvadori, Mario Schifano and Mauro Staccioli Realized by some of the most significant exponents of the latest generations such as Mario Airò, Maurizio Cattelan, Anya Gallaccio, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claudia Losi, Paul McCarthy, Sisley Xhafa, Vedovamazzei and Luca Vitone. There is also a lot of work done by designers and architects such as Ugo La Pietra, Gianni Pettena and Denis Santachiara.
Within the Palatine Stadium and the lower peristyle of Domus Augustana, with the terraces and Arcades Severiane, the exhibition articulates its essential themes: the in situ Architectural Installations, an Effective Approach between Archeology and Contemporary Art; Hands, drawn, photographed, painted, sculpted, communicative symbol and creative force; The Portraits, an identity trace par excellence and artistic genre where the ancient Romans stared.
Architecture, identity, communication, creation are issues that contemporaneity often interferes with irresistible irony, destabilizing, rejecting every dogma: in comparison with the majestic architecture of Palatine's imperial palaces, these materials interrogate us about the sense of time and permanence. These are interventions, many of which are specially created for this project at Palatine, which do not want to be reassuring but, without asking for permission, the signs of the present suggest different ways of understanding the ancient.
The works come from the ALT museum created by the architect Tullio Leggeri, one of the greatest Italian collectors who, since the 1960s, has characterized his relationship with artists by developing their projects and suggesting technical and creative solutions. Among the monumental ruins, there is a significant selection of over 1000 works that make up its collection.
After Post Classics (2013) and Par Tibi, Rome, Nihil (2016), also from Duchamp to Cattelan. Contemporary Art on the Palatine is promoted by the Special Superintendency of Rome - Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape and Electa, this time together with the ALT Association - Territory Work Art. The design is by Francesco Prosperetti and Alberto Fiz.
Apart from being the guide to the exhibition, the catalog edited by Electa addresses the relationship between ancient and contemporary and wants to be an invitation to reflect on memory, the meaning of the ruins and the visions of modernity. Together with the introductory essay by Alberto Fiz, interviews and works by Marcello Barbanera, Alessandro D'Alessio, Ugo La Pietra, Tullio Leggeri, Gianni Pettena, Francesco Prosperetti and Luca Vitone are published. In situ works are accompanied by comprehensive critical cards and a large photographic apparatus.Timetables:From 28 June to 31 August
8.30 - 19.15From 1 September to 30 September
8.30 - 19From 1 to 28 October
8.30 - 18.30On 29 October
8.30 - 16.30The last entry is one hour before the end of the monument