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

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).

Corso Bettini, 43
38068 Rovereto (TN)
Tel. +39 0464 438 887

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



Tue-Sun 10-1pm / 2-6pm

Closed on Monday


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

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



Passion. 12 Italian Art Projects

23/02/2019 - 08/09/2019

The exhibition will take up residence for more than half a year in the galleries dedicated to temporary exhibitions on the first and second floors of Mart. Organized into different periods and sections, Passion is a major project dedicated to the VAF-Stiftung collection, the largest in storage at Mart.  Born of a great passion for Italian art, the German foundation has amassed one of the world’s most extensive collections of contemporary Italian works.
The exhibition is organized into twelve distinct but interpenetrating thematic areas in 20th-century painting and sculpture. The various sections weave a dense network of relations highlighting the many diverse expressions of the Italian artistic quest.
The exhibition includes more than 250 works, featuring masterpieces by the foremost modern and contemporary artists: Medardo Rosso, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Massimo Campigli, Felice Casorati, Renato Guttuso, Ettore Colla, Agostino Bonalumi, and Giuseppe Uncini.

VAF Foundation Prize 8th Edition
16 March - 12 May 2019 | first floor

The twelve Passion projects feature the first stage of the prestigious VAF Prize, awarded by the German foundation to Italian artists under the age of 40. The winner will be announced on Friday, 15 March during the exhibition preview, which will feature the finalists in this year’s competition.
The participants are Nico Angiuli, Davide Balossi, Giulia Berra, Martina Brugnara, Nina Carini, Federica di Carlo, Andrea Fontanari, Giovanni Gasparro, Silvia Giambrone, Emanuele Giuffrida, J&Peg, Dario Maglionico, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Michele Parisi, Susanna Pozzoli, and Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto.
The prize will be presented this summer in Germany at the Stadtgalerie Kiel.


Ex post. Laurina Paperina | Rolando Tessadri | Luca Coser | Christian Fogarolli

17/11/2018 - 03/03/2019

A display focusing on the most recent works by four Trentino artists who differ in terms both of their experiences and their types of research: Laurina Paperina (1980), poised between references to high culture and to the society of mass consumption; Rolando Tessadri (1968), a representative of the new generation of analytical painting; Luca Coser (1965), an artist and intellectual operating on the boundary between the image and its negation; and Christian Fogarolli (1983), who is engaged in an investigation involving art, psychology and the medical sciences.
These are the first four protagonists of the new Quaderni ADAC collection, a series of monographic publications devoted to some of the most significant names in the Archivio Trentino Documentazione Artisti Contemporanei, which is active at the Galleria Civica in Trento.

Curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni.

Galleria Civica, Trento e ADAC
Via Belenzani, 44
38122 Trento
T. +39 0461 985511