Carlo Benvenuto. The Original

27/06/2020 - 18/10/2020

Carlo Benvenuto (Stresa, 1966) presents a large exhibition at the Mart, designed for the spaces of the museum and assigning a cameo role to its Collections. The exhibition features a selection of sixty works of art from the 1990s to today. Photographs, sculptures and paintings come together to form a large metaphysical composition.
During his 20+-year career, the photography medium has privileged Benvenuto's ability to examine the world closely, and phenomenologically, elevating his vision to a perceptive and sentimental verification of life. He does so by contemplating what appears familiar, domestic and intimate, exploring the mute insistence of the objects he portrays and bringing the long preparatory phases of his work to conclusion in the immediacy of the camera shot. In this universe of objects, furniture and mirrors, the narrator, and the private mythology, are silent: the works are untitled, their function is not to describe.
The exhibition – states the artist - "is in an ideal orbit around a centre containing four types of self-portrait".
In the various aspects that characterise the exhibition layout, the theme of duality is constantly instated, through reflections, pairings, dialogues with the paintings of the museum collection, repetitions and variants, until it meets a pictorial self-portrait that Benvenuto has conceived as "solitary", unique in scanning the emptiness, an apparently unrelated enigma, but a decisive clue for considering all the artist's work as an essential self-reflection.
Chosen from the Mart's Collections by the artist himself, the exhibition features self-portraits by three great early twentieth-century artists: Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi and Renato Guttuso.

From an idea by Vittorio Sgarbi
Curated by Gianfranco Maraniello with Daniela Ferrari and Chiara Ianeselli

What I see New figurative art in Italy

15/02/2020 - 01/11/2020

Fourteen Italian artists – young or mid-career – are the protagonists of What I see: an exhibition that presents some of the most important experiences in new figurative painting.
Comprehensive technical experience has allowed the artists showing their works to create realistic or hyper-realistic paintings, recovering the style approaches of the best-known classical tradition. Therefore, subtexts and symbolism, allusion and metaphor are all allowed, while at the same time, there is no shortage of fun, irreverence or social commentary. People and everyday objects populate these paintings, immersed in surreal, sensual and fairytale-like atmospheres that both surprise viewers and invite them to get lost in the details. The exhibition features works by: Giulia Andreani, Elisa Anfuso, Annalisa Avancini, Romina Bassu, Thomas Braida, Manuele Cerutti, Vania Comoretti, Patrizio Di Massimo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Andrea Fontanari, Giulio Frigo, Oscar Giaconia, Iva Lulashi e Margherita Manzelli.

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Margherita de Pilati

Galleria Civica, Trento e ADAC
Via Belenzani, 44
38122 Trento
T. +39 0461 985511
civica@mart.tn.it
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The diaries. Yervant Gianikian Angela Ricci Lucchi

22/02/2020 - 31/05/2020

Back in the early 2000s, the Mart started an important collaboration with Yervant Gianikian (1942) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (1942-2018), winners of the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.
The two artists have dedicated the past few decades to unearthing the great tragedies of the 20th century. Archive materials and recovered footage of events such as diaspora, war, and genocide have been distilled into artistic interpretations. The museum will be exhibiting the duo’s latest work, now part of the museum Collections, I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo (2019). The film tells the story of Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi’s complex and personal cinematographic efforts to preserve and piece back together some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century.
Their work is exhibited in conjunction with Trittico del XX secolo (2002-2008), a video installation co-produced by the Mart and first showcased in 2008. To mark the occasion, the installation will be rehoused on the second floor.

Photography is 180 years old! The illustrated book from engraving to digital / Italo Zannier, innocent photographer

22/02/2020 - 31/05/2020

In 2019 photography turned 180 years old. The Mart and the Comune di Ferrara pay homage to its long, fascinating history with a project realised thanks to the generous availability of Italo Zannier: intellectual, lecturer and photographer, the first holder of a professorship in History of photography in Italy, as well as a figure of reference for the recognition of the discipline in this country.
The exhibition investigates the two best known peculiarities of Professor Zannier: on the one hand, passionate researcher, on the other "innocent photographer", as he himself is fond of defining himself. In the exhibition, precious illustrated volumes from his personal archive to delineate the evolution of the reproduced image from its origins to the present day, and a core of approximately 100 photographic works demonstrating the practice of a great passion, from the 1950s to his most recent experiences.

In collaboration with Comune di Ferrara and Fondazione Ferrara Arte.

What I see. New figurative art in Italy

15/02/2020 - 24/05/2020

Armed with in-depth technical expertise, many contemporary artists choose painting as a means to represent reality as faithfully as possible. With its selection of fourteen artists, the Galleria Civica Trento is exhibiting some of the most important examples of contemporary figurative art in Italy today. People and everyday objects populate these paintings, immersed in surreal, sensual and fairytale-like atmospheres that both surprise viewers and invite them to get lost in the details.
The exhibition features works by Giulia Andreani, Elisa Anfuso, Annalisa Avancini, Romina Bassu, Thomas Braida, Manuele Cerutti, Vania Comoretti, Patrizio Di Massimo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Andrea Fontanari, Giulio Frigo, Oscar Giaconia, Iva Lulashi and Margherita Manzelli.

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Margherita de Pilati

 

Galleria Civica, Trento e ADAC
Via Belenzani, 44
38122 Trento
T. +39 0461 985511
civica@mart.tn.it
www.mart.trento.it

Richard Artschwager

12/10/2019 - 02/02/2020

Mart presents the first complete exhibition ever organized in Italy dedicated to Richard Artschwager. This major international project is entrusted to the curator Germano Celant in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

With around 80 art works from the early 1960s to the first decade of the new millennium and designed as an open maze, the exhibition highlights the key mainstays of Artschwager’s work: from structures in wood and formica to paintings on celotex, from sculptures in nylon silk to the ‘corner pieces’ without forgetting the small horsehair and blp and environmental work produced by the artist from 1968 onwards.
Over a long and composite career Artschwager constructed a unique 20th century art trajectory with his sculptures and paintings, an equilibrium between craftsmanship and industrialisation whose end was an understanding of space, everyday objects and the people who live with them.

This Celant curated retrospective is an opportunity for an extraordinary journey through the work of an artist who rethought art’s object and operational field. Rovereto will be presenting Artschwager’s main masterpieces thanks to generous loans from some of the world’s largest collections such as Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Broad Art Foundation (Los Angeles), Tate (London), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), Fondazione Prada (Milan), Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation (Basel), Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and contributions by some of the world’s most prestigious galleries: Gagosian (New York), Georg Kargl (Vienna), David Nolan (New York), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Sprüth Magers (Berlin) and Galleria Artiaco (Naples).


MartRovereto
Corso Bettini, 43
38068 Rovereto (TN)
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info@mart.tn.it

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Gianni Pellegrini. Semblances in my eyes

21/09/2019 - 26/01/2020

One of the founders of the important art movement Astrazione Oggettiva, featured in a Mart exhibition in 2015, Gianni Pellegrini (1953) returns to the Galleria Civica with a solo exhibition presenting the latest developments in his pictorial quest.
Mostly unpublished or created specially for the occasion, Pellegrini’s recent canvases continue the exploration of light and colour that has characterized his art since his debut in the 1970s. The exhibition provides visitors a deep appreciation of the tireless pursuits of one of the outstanding figures in the Tridentine arts scene while reaffirming the cultural vocation of the Galleria Civica and its bond with the local area.

 

Galleria Civica

Via Belenzani, 44

38122 Trento

civica@mart.tn.it

 

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Focus | Sara Enrico. The Jumpsuit Theme (Italian Council Prize)

07/07/2019 - 10/11/2019

Winner of the Italian Council competition, sponsored by Italian Ministery for Cultural Heritage and Activities in support of the best contemporary Italian artistic production, Sara Enrico is exhibiting The Jumpsuit Theme at Mart: a project with pairs up with the project of the same name in the Prague National Gallery.

The title is a reference to jumpsuits, one of modernity’s most emblematic garments and the idea of theme understood as a variation and improvisation on the construction principle. The exhibition is introduced by a selection of research sources kept at the Archivio del '900 and refers to two modernist tailoring exponents: Ernesto Thayaht (1893-1959), inventor of the TuTa in 1919, and stylist Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975), precursor of a fashion revolution which contributed to women’s emancipation.
Protagonists of a cement sculpture in anthropomorphic forms and five large format prints: scans of a wooden element moved during the digital acquisition process which suggest a scenic space in the museum’s rooms.

Project winner of the 4th edition of Italian Council (2018), a competition conceived by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – an organism of the Italian Ministery for Cultural Heritage and Activities, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world.
In collaboration with Národní galerie v Praze.

Everyday Life Global Economy and Contemporary Image

31/05/2019 - 01/09/2019

Set up to dialogue with the Trento Festival dell’Economia, Everyday Life examines the theme of a Trentino event now on its 14th edition: globalisation, nationalism and representation.
At a historic juncture like the present one, with its continual and chaotic exposure to images produced and disseminated at growing speed, the vision technologies generate more or less realistic images which influence cultural and social mores. From open data to propaganda, even political, economic and social themes are dealt with in stereotyped and banalised ways.
This Galleria Civica exhibition develops this theme by enquiring into socio-economic phenomena and changes via the most recent photographic research, video installations and specific topic interventions. There is work from the great international masters from the Mart Collection on show such as Andreas Gursky, Fischli & Weiss, Shirin Neshat and Wolfgang Tillmans, made in the 1990s when globalisation processes were still embryonic, together with certain contemporary Italian centre stage players who analyse the contradictions and stereotypes of our times: Adrian Paci, Alessandro Calabrese, Brigitte Niedermair, Daniele Girardi, Dido Fontana, Discipula, Filippo Berta, Filippo Minelli, Giovanni Morbin, Hannes Egger, Ingrid Hora, Nicolò Degiorgis, Paolo Ciregia, The Cool Couple.

 

Galleria Civica, Trento and ADAC
Via Belenzani, 44
38122 Trento
T. +39 0461 985511
civica@mart.tn.it
www.mart.trento.it

Face-to-Face. Mauro De Carli and Piermario Dorigatti

23/03/2019 - 12/05/2019

Master and pupil, Mauro De Carli (1944-2008) and Piermario Dorigatti (1954) are the protagonists of a dialogue between sculpture and painting that highlights the elements of continuity along with the differences in the work of the two Trentino artists. The Galleria Civica, confirming its commitment towards documenting and promoting the excellence of the local territory within an exhibition program focused on contemporary languages, has organized an extensive exhibition on the work of the pair.

De Carli attended the courses of one of the most important Italian sculptors of the twentieth century, Marino Marini, at the Brera Academy. Focusing on the human figure, imbued with the lessons of the great modern and contemporary masters, from Auguste Rodin to Alberto Giacometti, his work can be considered a synthesis between sculpture, painting and drawing.
Born 1954, trained in De Carli’s studio, in the nineties Piermario Dorigatti graduated in painting at the same academy: a "painterly-painter" whose works feature the importance of the mark and the chromatic material.

It is in the common thread that links Mauro De Carli's sculpture to Piermario Dorigatt’s painting that the exhibition finds the weft of the story it sets out to tell. The master’s work is represented by a selection of pieces realized in plaster, bronze and cement between the seventies and the early years two thousand. Dorigatti exhibits paintings mainly created in the last year specifically for this exhibition.

 

Galleria Civica, Trento and ADAC
Via Belenzani, 44
38122 Trento
T. +39 0461 985511
civica@mart.tn.it
www.mart.trento.it

 

 

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