NERO is pleased to announce the launch of the volume Cristian Chironi. Broken English | My house is a Le Corbusier at MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna on the occasion of Arte Fiera/Art City. Published by NERO, the two-sided book contains different projects by the artist. (more...)
On the occasion of the Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin, presented by Pinacoteca Agnelli in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero di Roma and curated by NERO, artist Pawel Althamer tells us that we can be polite or politically incorrect, frustrated or outraged, and incites us to “fight” others in a battle of images that is governed by an externalisation of emotions and real “physical” experience. (more...)
9 February 2016 marks the return of Cinque Mostre, the annual exhibition of works by Rome Prize Fellows, Italian Fellows, and invited artists, at the American Academy in Rome. The Guest curator for the 2016 edition is Ilaria Gianni, co-director of the Nomas Foundation, Rome (assistant curator Saverio Verini), who has designed an exhibition itinerary articulated in several areas of the Academy’s main building. (more...)
Esc Atelier is being evicted, an order by the new commissioner of the city of Rome, which is starting to clear and privatize social spaces and offices of associations.
Below is the appeal that ESC Atelier is circulating to collect signatures in support of some of their activities and against the eviction of social space.
The exhibition Jimmie Durham. Sound and Silliness has been curated for MAXXI by Hou Hanru and Giulia Ferracci and opens on 5 February through to 24 April 2016. It is an “immaterial” exhibition devoted to the artist who has made cultural and political resistance the focus of his research. (more...)
This artist’s book by Marc Horowitz accompanies his solo exhibition Interior, Day (A Door Opens) at Depart Foundation, LA, curated by Nicola Ricciardi. (more...)
NERO is pleased to announce the opening of a third artistic intervention in the Brescian metro. SubBrixia, now known as the underground art of Brescia, opens a stop at Ospedale. The third installation (following those by Rä di Martino at Marconi metro stop and Marcello Malaberti at Stazione) of this diffused underground art trail, is a sound work conceived by the artist Francesco Fonassi. (more...)
“As the moon orbits the earth it tries to pull everything toward it, the only thing the earth can’t hold on to is water. People can hold on to everything but time. The ocean moves up and down, it cleanses the rocks and sand. Time heals our wounds but it ages our bodies. There’s a beauty and a sadness in the moon, in time. There’s eternal return in the cycle of the tide, it defies time while time defines us. This show merges natural elements and artistic processes to highlight our relationship to time, the intrinsic lightness and darkness of aging, the gravitational pull of life, and the shifting spectrum of melancholy” – Sam Falls, presentation of the project, January 2015.
Madama Cucchi is an interactive catalogue accompanying the installation by Enzo Cucchi in the Veranda juvarriana at Palazzo Madama in Turin (5 November 2015 – 1 February 2016). It consists of a 70 cm x 100 cm map of Palazzo Madama designed by Cucchi and a cardboard cut-out, or rather, miniature replica of the works on display: three paintings, Per ora… basta, Si… siamo in Italia and Testa dura and a sculpture, Drone Dario. When placed on the map, this cut-out gives an idea of the installation of works in the veranda.
PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 14 MAY 2015
PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 14 MAY 2015 is an artist’s book by Marc Horowitz accompanying his solo exhibition Interior, Day (A Door Opens) at Depart Foundation, LA (8 October – 19 December, 2015, curated by Nicola Ricciardi).
Horowitz (b. 1976) has photographed each page of an art catalogue by Phillips, the famous auction house in New York, having placed on the pages the residues of junk food.
The artist’s book maintains the title, number of pages and orientation of the Phillips catalogue, and its cover, back and coast also coincide with the original. The yellow background on which the catalogue is posed creates a distance, even in time, between the action of the artist (put food on the catalogue and shoot a photograph) and the reader’s perception of the differing levels in the artwork.
Cy Twombly, Photographer
This catalogue documents the exhibition Cy Twombly, The Photographer, the first Italian retrospective on the photographic activity of the artist held at the American Academy in Rome (7 October 2015 – 22 November 2015). Drawn from the archive of the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, the photographs on display provide a unique perspective on Twombly’s varied interests and transatlantic career. A plethora of photographs of still lives of fruit and flowers, portraits and fragments of landscapes constitute visual and formal notes, considerations on the nature or ontology of everyday objects. This rich corpus of evocative imagery provides us with insight into the artist’s daily operations in his studio as well as glimpses of a parallel intimate, private life passed on both sides of the atlantic.
“In Sicily at the Civic Museum of Castelbuono I created an environmental installation whose beating heart is a sound emanating from a source invisible to the eye. This sound records the awakening of the city of Berlin, or better, it records my attempt to awaken it by slowly removing the sheets – only to realize that they are not sheets by curtains.”
Riccardo Benassi, Sicilia Bambaataa (an introduction to)
HAMISH FULTON, MICHAEL HÖPFNER
Canto di strada
Canto di strada is the catalogue of the joint exhibition Canto di strada (Street Song) by Hamish Fulton and Michael Höpfner held at the MAN Museum in Nuoro (6 January–5 April 2015). The publication consists of two cloth-bound books in a cardboard slipcase, dedicated to each of the artists. The books contain photos, wall drawings, installation views and the original essays The Song Line (The plain truth) by Lorenzo Giusti, The Value of Experience