Through January 17, 2021, the FUORI 2020 Art Quadriennale is open to the public at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
The 2020 Art Quadriennale is designed to convey a new image of Italian contemporary art on an international level, and the title, FUORI, is emblematic of the type of look proposed by the curators. The exhibition interweaves the history of La Quadriennale di Roma and its mission of documenting Italian artistic research with the need to bring out alternative paths to those most represented, favoring a polyphonic vision.
FUORI is a trans-generational and multidisciplinary exhibition. The richness of the lines of research followed by many artistic figures of the last 60 years has led the curators to pinpoint three thematic areas on which to build the exhibition: the Palace, as a metaphor for the relationship between art and power; Desire, for the need to seduce that has always accompanied art; the Incommensurable, namely what leads artists to fully embrace their obsessions, avoiding falling into a repetitive style.
FUORI has thus focused on the multidisciplinarity (fashion, theater, music, dance, film, architecture and design) that characterizes the approach of many artists and has led them to be hardly present in the official narratives. Glam, with its power of seduction and re-enchantment, has become an element that spans several generations; erotic desire, explored in all its directions and forms, emerges as a powerful impulse to creativity; feminine, feminist and queer imagery sets the course for a unique and unexpected journey through sixty years of Italian art.
The FUORI exhibition is therefore a tribute to the richness and obsessions of artists, making La Quadriennale di Roma an institution for true research and reflection on the artistic values that reinterpret the present day.
- 43 artists
- Of these, 29 are participating in the Art Quadriennale for the first time
- 4,000-odd square meters of Palazzo delle Esposizioni, divided into 35 rooms
- 18 new productions have been realized
- more than 300 works are on display through monographic rooms and new projects
- 25 artists live in Italy; 12 live abroad
- 19 women, 17 men, 7 duos or collectives; 14 are aged under 35
The selected artists are: Alessandro Agudio, Micol Assaël, Irma Blank, Monica Bonvicini, Benni Bosetto, Sylvano Bussotti, Chiara Camoni, Lisetta Carmi, Guglielmo Castelli, Giuseppe Chiari, Isabella Costabile, Giulia Crispiani, Cuoghi Corsello, DAAR – Sandi Hilal – Alessandro Petti, Tomaso De Luca, Caterina De Nicola, Bruna Esposito, Simone Forti, Anna Franceschini, Giuseppe Gabellone, Francesco Gennari, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Diego Gualandris, Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, Norma Jeane, Luisa Lambri, Lorenza Longhi, Diego Marcon, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Valerio Nicolai, Alessandro Pessoli, Amedeo Polazzo, Cloti Ricciardi, Michele Rizzo, Cinzia Ruggeri, Salvo, Lydia Silvestri, Romeo Castellucci – Socìetas, Davide Stucchi, TOMBOYS DON’T CRY, Maurizio Vetrugno, Nanda Vigo, Zapruder Filmmakersgroup.