Eugenio Viola

Francesco Vezzoli

MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

August 2013

Francesco Vezzoli as Christological triune: Indeed, there are three museums (MAXXI in Rome, MoMA PS1 in New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) that will host the artist’s complex project, “The Trinity,” over the next … READ ON

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“Emergency Pavilion: Rebuilding Utopia”

Teatro Fondamenta Nuove

July 2013

Does utopia have a place in the twenty-first century? Does it make sense today to speak about an ideal world? Is the utopian impulse is limited to artists and those who still have some poetic legitimacy in a world characterized by a predilection… READ ON

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Evgeny Antufiev

April 2013

This intriguing exhibition—the latest of Evgeny Antufiev—is a path to some other realm: A climate of separateness is emphasized from the start by the artist’s requirement that visitors don disposable overshoes, sanctioning entry into … READ ON

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Giulia Piscitelli

Galleria Fonti

March 2013

Giulia Piscitelli’s research entrusts its poetic power to nuances, to the revival of fragility and the ephemeral, to the revaluation of small things and gestures. She investigates tensions in the aesthetic redemption of the quotidian; her… READ ON

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Liam Gillick

Alfonso Artiaco

January 2013

The title of Four propositions six structures, 2012, drily and rigorously describes the project by Liam Gillick inaugurating the new Galleria Artiaco space in the evocative Palazzo del Principe Raimondo De Sangro. This site-specific work … READ ON

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Adel Abdessemed

December 2012

“Je suis innocent” (I am innocent) is an intriguing exhibition that does a good job of conveying the visual and emotional complexity of Adel Abdessemed––a frequently censored artist. His work skillfully intersects heterogeneous … READ ON

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“Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art”

La Strozzina

December 2012

While any attempt at imitating Francis Bacon would irremediably descend into mannerism, this aptly titled exhibition, “Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art,” gestures at artistic lessons that can be gleaned from… READ ON

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Gavin Russom

Galleria Fonti

March 2012

For his current solo exhibition, musician, producer, and artist Gavin Russom presents a heterogeneous gathering of mixed-media works, which he made without with his frequent collaborator, Delia Gonzalez. The attitude that underpins Russom… READ ON

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Jake and Dinos Chapman

September 2011

We have long been accustomed to thinking of the work of the Chapman brothers as a monad, a single unit that shares methodologies and practices through a process unknown to us. Provocateurs by profession, this time, at least according to them,… READ ON

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Arte essenziale

July 2011

In a time when many continue to lament what they see as the inexorable decline of theory’s role in criticism, “Arte essenziale” (Essential Art), curated by philosopher Federico Ferrari, does its part to placate concerns with an exploration… READ ON

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