GRANPALAZZO 2017 – Third Edition

GRANPALAZZO, the exhibition-event conceived by Paola Capata, Delfo Durante, Ilaria Gianni and Federica Schiavo returns this 27-28 May, 2017 for its third edition. The project showcases the work of artists from all over the world and is supported by international galleries that apply a strong curatorial approach to their practice and strive to create the conditions necessary to establish an alternative and independent market outside the trends dictated by specific moments in history.

This year the venue of GRANPALAZZO 2017 will be Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia – a lavish Baroque residence embellished by the architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his young student, Carlo Fontana, which, since 1999, has served as the seat of the Roman Baroque Museum, featuring works belonging to the Chigi, Bean, and Koelliker collections.

Solo projects presented by the galleries invited will be presented on this occasion interacting in a fusion of the modern and contemporary offering a view of the latest developments and experimental projects on the international art scene today.

GRANPALAZZO 2017 will also offer a rich and varied program of parallel events, including talks and book launches, special projects devoted to art publishing and educational workshops for adults and kids. Amongst these are the book launch of NERO’s recent publication Chiara Camoni Certain Things (Sunday 28 May at 3pm); Colli Independent’s presentation a selection of limited edition posters, multiples and publications representing a specific investigation of the gallery; and Oplà, come un libro aperto, an open workshop for adults, families and kids, to experiment together the techniques of an artist book, organised and presented by Start. Associazione culturale per l’arte contemporanea.

The GRANPALAZZO 2017 program includes a lineup of performances – three artists, and three generations (Gianfranco Baruchello, Italo Zuffi, Roberto Fassone), presented by The Baruchello Foundation, Volume! Foundation, and smART, polo per l’arte.

GRANPALAZZO 2017 Artists and Galleries: the Third edition gives an encore of the abundant and dynamic participation of the 2016 event with 27 galleries from all over Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Gran Bretagna, Holland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and naturally, Italy) and USA and an equal number of artists from other parts of the world. Most were born in the 70s and 80s in Italy, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United States, Sweden, not to mention masters like Tomaso Binga, the stage name adopted by Bianca Pucciarelli Menna, born in Salerno in 1931.

Key players at GRANPALAZZO 2017 will include: Alessandro Agudio (Ermes-Ermes Gallery, Vienna), Alis/Filliol (Pinksummer, Genova), Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam), Antonio Ballester Moreno (Maisterravalbuena, Madrid), Tomaso Binga (Tiziana Di Caro, Napoli), Ann Iren Buan (Apalazzogallery, Brescia), Luke Burton (Bosse & Baum, London), Ana Cardoso (Collicaligreggi, Catania), Sara Chang Yan (Madragoa, Lisbon), Giulia Cenci (SpazioA, Pistoia), Pierre Descamps (The Goma, Madrid), Amie Dicke (Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles), Francesco Gennari (Zero.., Milano), Clive Hodgson (Arcade, London), Marine Hugonnier (Noguerasblanchard, Madrid), Sofia Hultén (Daniel Marzona, Berlin), Laura Lancaster (Workplace, London), Camila Oliveira Fairclough (Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Parisi), Adam Pendleton (Pedro Cera, Lisbon), Jean-Marie Perdrix (Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris), Alice Ronchi (Francesca Minini, Milano), Gino Saccone (Mieke Van Schaijk, Hertogenbosch), Albert Samson (Massimo Minini, Brescia), Arcangelo Sassolino (Rolando Anselmi, Berlin), Alessandra Spranzi (P420, Bologna), Mircea Stănescu (Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest), and Ulrich Wulff (Brand New Gallery, Milano).

For more details, including the program, visit the GRANPALAZZO website.

Palazzo Chigi –Piazza di Corte, 14 Ariccia (ROMA)
Free admission