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    Squinting at Peonie

    Over the course of four days in January 2015, the exhibition Peonie, curated by Alessandro Cicoria, Giuseppe Garrera, and Claire de Rien, took place in the old stables of Le Scuderie, on the outskirts of Rome. The artworks on display shared in common the aim to explore the threshold of pornography, charting a territory which causes art embarrassment and endangers it, measuring the boundaries of its grace. (more...)

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    The heart is deceitful above all things – HOME

    HOME is delighted to present the contemporary group exhibition the heart is deceitful above all things, the first in a year of visual art exhibitions, projects and publications exploring the theme of Transactions of Desire. What is passion, what is ambition and what motivates our desires and manipulates our relationships? Is tech-driven matchmaking steering us to insanity; is passion the result of financial not biological gain; is ambition simply the result of calculated actions based on economics and science? (more...)

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    MOUNTAINTOP WATERDROP – Nomas Foundation

    Nomas Foundation presents MOUNTAINTOP WATERDROP, an exhibition project by Gianni Politi (Rome, 1986), an ideal continuation of the show Tra queste sale (malandrino), exhibition recently hosted at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna of Rome.  (more...)

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    Inflected Objects #1: Abstraction – Rising Automated Reasoning – Istituto Svizzero in Milan

    Istituto Svizzero in Milan presents the group show Inflected Objects #1: Abstraction – Rising Automated Reasoning, the first exhibition of a series of five dedicated to the crumbling concept of the digital and its effect on artistic production. This first chapter of an ongoing project is curated by Melanie Bühler, founder and curator of Lunch Bytes*, and Valerio Mannucci, co-founder and editor-in-chief of NERO. (more...)

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    Nero su Bianco – The American Academy in Rome

    Tomorrow, 26 May at 7-9pm, the group exhibition Nero su Bianco curated by Lyle Ashton HarrisRobert Storrand Peter Benson Miller opens at The American Academy in Rome. On this occasion NERO has published a book in conjunction with the exhibition with text by Mark RobbinsRobert StorrLyle Ashton HarrisFrank M. SnowdenIIITaiye SelasiVincenzo LatronicoChristian CaliandroClaudia Durastanti, and Peter Benson Miller. (more...)

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    Surfaces – Neumeister Bar-Am

    Rachel de Joode’s second solo exhibition Surfaces at Neumeister Bar-Am interrogates a contemporary agency of ‘things’ and how we engage with them as surfaces. (more...)

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    LA SCRITTURA DEGLI ECHI a project by NERO

    NERO presents its LA SCRITTURA DEGLI ECHI project, a daily programme of audio works broadcast over the MAXXI Museum's public address system. For three months NERO will be occupying the virtual space of the Museum's service communications to convey an ephemeral but collective voice with free interventions, some original, others not, by a number of artists. In the form of recordings, readings, extracts and sound effects, broadcasts will be made daily, at random times, from 27 February to 7 June. (more...)

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    Asterismo – Ex Elettrofonica

    On Thursday 28 May 2015 at 6:30pm, the exhibition Asterismo of Flavio de Marco will open at Ex Elettrofonica in Rome. This personal show is the second edition of Ex Elettrofonica’a survey of contemporary Italian painting, started in 2014. (more...)

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    Machines of Loving Grace, a Dialogue on Art and Surveillance

    NERO is pleased to present an interview by Elvira Vanini with Mike Watson on art, politics, surveillance, and his role on the project Jump into the Unknown, a collateral event of the 56th Biennale di Venezia, organised by Nine Dragon Heads. The event consists of a series of fast public surveillance performances that will target high visibility areas across Venice. The aim of the work is to play upon the unease felt by the audience, watched by the ever-increasing presence of security technology, and on their complicity with it.  (more...)

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    Cîroc Boyz by Dean Blunt

    Cîroc Boyz : vol 1 is a collection of nightclub VIP bottle service receipts. Cîroc is the name of a vodka brand prepared in France, made from grapes, five times distilled. The brand is promoted by P DIDDY, making it a symbol of luxury. Just as the Cîroc brand is synonymous with quality and success, the same trait holds true and is the cornerstone and the hallmark of each individual selected to be a Cîroc Boy. (more...)

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Publications

GIANNI POLITI
Admist These Rooms (Rogue)

Admist These Rooms (Rogue) is an artist’s book that moves between reality and the virtual, merging together Gianni Politi’s artwork, installed in the rooms of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma, and the virtual tour service of the museum’s website. Following Politi’s intervention into the physical space of GNAM – where the artist drew conceptual and aesthetic association between his own collages, which depict indefinite landscapes and are made from paper previously used in the process of painting, and the work from the collection – the book expands his inquiry into memory and time, creating a dialogue between the legacy of painting and the disruption of its illusory capacity.

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DEAN BLUNT
Cîroc Boyz


Cîroc Boyz : vol 1 is a collection of nightclub VIP bottle service receipts. Cîroc is the name of a vodka brand prepared in France, made from grapes, five times distilled. The brand is promoted by P DIDDY, making it a symbol of luxury. Cîroc vodka was introduced to the Ultra Premium Vodka category by Diageo. Five years later Diageo and Sean’ P Diddy” Combs formed a strategic alliance. As in previous endeavours, Diddy turned to a marketing agency to help create a promotion strategy that would embed the brand in the Urban consumer’s lifestyle. Just as the Cîroc brand is synonymous with quality and success, the same trait holds true and is the cornerstone and the hallmark of each individual selected to be a Cîroc Boy.

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KOUR POUR
Kour Pour


British-Iranian artist Kour Pour elaborate large-scale painting of Persian rugs by juxtaposing, with different techniques, sets of imagery, iconic motifs and religious symbols from different locations, traditions, time periods. In his work, Pour explores the way we collect information in the present day: exploiting Google Images and clip-arts CD-ROMS, he re-contextualizes the images onto the canvas which act as nets.

Kour Pour is the catalogue of the exhibition

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V.A.
There is no place like home


There is no place like home documents the eponymous, self-managed exhibition project that took place in Rome in an abandoned building on the Aurelia Antica in September 2014. A collective of twenty-nine artists lived in and transformed the building over the course of 72 hours. Here, between the site-specific works, there have alternated events, performances, and unexpected encounters.

Thus conceived, the artistic action emerges as a force that acts in space but, above all, in time: a site that never ceases to be under construction, a subversive act against the exhibition canons of art. Without walls and without doors, with only one supporting structure, this hybrid place remains open to any form of “meeting,” metaphor for a project that will build over time.

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LUCA TREVISANI
Grand Hotel et des Palmes


Grand Hotel et des Palmes documents the project of artist Luca Trevisani for the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid in February 2015. The works on display, in the Abrantes Palace, are objects with heterogeneous surfaces (textiles, clothing, tropical leaves, minerals) on which the artist impressed images derived from antique herbaria and design magazines. The publication is a collection of photographs of the textiles on display, of other images used by the artist for the composition of the works, and of simple visual references.

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BENOÎT MAIRE
Lying Weapon on the Beach


Lying Weapon on the Beach is the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition by French artist Benoît Maire spiaggia di menzogne (Lying Beach) at Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea, Rome (4 October – 14 December 2013), curated by Adrienne Drake. Using a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, text, film and performance, Benoît Maire aims to construct an aesthetic system in which words and concepts emerge through visual and sculptural devices. His work, based upon philosophical, artistic and literary references, questions the affective value of a theory.

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