THE FABULOUS WORlD OF GINO MAROTTA
Curated by Laura Cherubini and Erica Ravenna
Tuesday 16th October 2018 – Friday 15th February 2019
Gino Marotta (Campobasso, 1935 – Rome, 2012) is one of the leading characters of the Italian and international artistic movements of the 60s, whose vision of innovative art is strongly characterized by the use of new chemical and industrial materials. In particular the use of methacrylate (or Perspex) awakens a poetical meaning that arouses lyrical universes. His poetry is characterized by the dualism between nature and artifice, light and transparency, work and environment that leads him to recreate imaginary scenarios populated by transparent figures, drawn from the world of nature but clearly fictitious and emptied of consistency. The gallery, Erica Ravenna Arte Contemporanea, pays homage to Gino Marotta with a solo exhibition, retracing the most significant stages of his artistic career, from his early “bandoni” of iron and his canvases to the methacrylate sculptures, an expression of his investigation into modernity.
Tales in play
Gianfranco Baruchello, Tomaso Binga, Alighiero Boetti, Tano Festa, Emilio Isgrò, Jannis Kounellis, Gino Marotta, Aldo Mondino, Pino Pascali
Tuesday 22th May 2018 - Friday 21th September 2018
Curated by Erica Ravenna
From the Latin iocus, joke. Exercise of strength and skill, but also fiction, artifice. The world of childhood perceived as a place of infinite possibilities. The iconic elements of this world appear as a representation of that dreamlike, imaginative dimension proper to the human condition.
Tuesday 12th December 2017 - Saturday 17th March 2018
› Tomaso Binga e Donatella Spaziani
This exhibition project deepens the theme of the body as subject, focusing on the relation between the works of Tomaso Binga and Donatella Spaziani, two artists from different generations.
Curated by Laura Cherubini e Erica Ravenna
Roma anni '60: No - Pop
18th May - 15th October 2017
› Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Tano Festa, Jannis Kounellis, Sergio Lombardo, Francesco Lo Savio, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Fabio Mauri, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Cesare Tacchi
The exhibition project, through a selection of the works of the most important artists in the Roman scenario from 1960 to 1970, proposes a new reading of the poetry of those years conventionally associated with Pop art movements, Arte Povera and conceptual art, highlighting the common reference to the tradition of the history of classical Italian art.
Curated by Laura Cherubini and Erica Ravenna.
Roma anni '60: no - pop
18th September 2017
Speaking Fulvio Abbate, Fabio Benzi, Laura Cherubini, Sergio Lombardo, Paola Pitagora, Duccio Trombadori and many others of the '60, between innovation and identity.
The Rhyming Gallery
Landscape with body
› Luca Pancrazzi, Laura Pugno, Donatella Spaziani
with the participation of Valerio Magrelli
“The Rhyming Gallery" is a cycle of three exhibitions, each based on a particular theme and marked by an interplay between the work of poets and artists. The exhibition project proposes to explore the possibility of dialogue between different expressive idioms, which, though distant in appearance, may reveal curious convergences, and thus aid in re-establishing the gallery as a space of exchange and reflection.
Curated by Adriana Polveroni and Erica Ravenna.
Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow), Anfilada hall.
Exhibition organised and produced by the Italian Cultural Institute in Moscow, Erica Ravenna Fiorentini Arte Contemporanea (Rome), and by the Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow).
Curated by Adriana Polveroni.
Texts in the catalogue by Laura Cherubini, Roberto Pasini, Giovanna Dalla Chiesa, Daniela Ferraria, Fulvio Abbate, Filiberto Menna, Luigi Meneghelli, Giorgio Cortenova, Enrico Mascelloni, Valentino Zeichen.
› Giovanni Anselmo, Giacomo Balla, Simone Berti, Alexander Calder, Alice Cattaneo, Pietro Fortuna, Osvaldo Licini, Fausto Melotti, Maurizio Mochetti, Giorgio Morandi, Grazia Toderi, Gilberto Zorio
Curated by Laura Cherubini ed Erica Fiorentini.
Fuori dal Tempo
"Out of time" presents one sculptural work and a series of photography works printed on abrasive paper, an unusual and innovative support in photographic print that enhances its pictorial values by giving the pictures an atmosphere of opaque and motionless suspension that evoke metaphysical ideas.
Namazi uses discarded objects of everyday life often referred to consumer society, removing them from their original context and incorporating them as part of sculptures and structures to create new hybrids.
Curated by Laura Cherubini.
Dalla realtà alla profondità
› John Coplans, Jean Fautrier, Richard Long, Maurizio Mochetti, Giorgio Morandi, Giuseppe Penone, Giulio Paolini, Marco Tirelli, Günter Umberg, Elisabeth Vary
Spencer Finch Rome Project
Text by Ludovico Pratesi: "The exhibition brings together a series of works specifically inspired by the history and the artistic tradition of the city of Rome. Finch, whose work has always centered on the analysis of light, presents a light installation inspired on the Pantheon's oculus, the circular opening in the center of the monument's dome, the only source of natural light that illuminates the interior."
Le luci di dentro
La luce nell'arte tra pittura e fotografia
› Patrick Aarnivaara, Josef Albers, Carlo Alfano, Herbert Brandl, Adam Fuss, Luigi Ghirri, Ettore Spalletti e Addo Lodovico Trinci
Le Luci di Dentro is a collective exhibition about the meaning of light between painting and photography, showing the artworks of eight international artists from different generations.
Curated by Ludovico Pratesi.
Maria Elisabetta Novello
Una stanza tutta per sè
There are artistic practices that refer to the functions of forgetfulness or to the lies of dream or to the conquest of a doubt – the unexpected and unresolved doubt of art. There is the work of Maria Elisabetta Novello, whom through ash, her one and absolute linguistic medium, comes into contact with and transports codes and microinformation that multiply those functions, oversights, dreams and doubts.
Curated by Martina Cavallarin.
Opere dal 1965 al 2009
This exhibition marks the path of this Neapolitan artist, whose training begins with a series of significant experiences in the groups that inspired the Neapolitan art of the early 60's until today. In 1967 his last exhibition took place at the Modern Art Agency Lucio Amelio, then moved to New York, where he settled until 1992. This year he returned to Rome where he currently lives and works.
Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.
URSS Arte Contemporanea
Ilya Kabakov e gli artisti “andergraund” negli anni '60 e '70
› Anatol Brusilovskij, Francisco Infante, Ilya Kabakov, Yuri Lopakov, Mogilevskij, Ernst Neizvestnyi, Sobolev, Ulo Sooster, Vladimir Yankilevskyi, Boris Zutovsky
The gallery presents a series of watercolors, drawings and other works on paper of a large group of artists belonging to the Soviet dissident 60s, collected by Antonello Trombadori, who gave his support to those artists whose research went beyond the "socialist realism."
For the first time Jusuf Hadžifejzović, one of the most important leading artist in the action and performance movement of eastern Europe, shows in Italy his pictorial work, with a selection of around thirty papers and canvases.
Alfabeti di luce
› Josef Albers, Antonio Calderara, Ettore Spalletti
With a selection of 11 works from three different artists, Alphabets of life presents a path through the subject of the representation of the light by color. The works depict the subject of the dematerialization of the form by layers and light spaces setting. A light that reflects by colors infinite forms and volumes that seem undefined. In this sense, the exhibition suggests a consideration of two coordinates of the linguistic plurality that feed the pictorial abstraction: light and color in a timeless dimension.
Tensioni - opere dal 1971 al 2007
A selection of about 12 works from 1973 to the present.
The artist is one of the protagonists of that research defined the "degree zero" of painting induring the 70s, which was based on the infinite possibility of "re-foundation of language", in a conscious vision of radical renewal of its function.
Opere dal 1971 al 2007
A selection of twenty works tracks the journey, from the early 1970s to the present, of Emilio Isgrò, one of the leading and anticipating personalities within the New Scriptures and conceptual art.
The history and the myth are substantial elements within Fermariello's work. The artist recognizes the myth of the hero - a contemporary hero who fights against homologation and the "progressist" illusion of freedom without conditions - and finds the original values of his own culture in a feeling of complete outdateness.
Costruire - opere dal 1960
Nicola Carrino and Giuseppe Uncini exhibit together after nearly twenty years, with an exhibition of twenty works from the 60s until today. The two artists, even if operating in a different way, mantain an unified vision of the artistic process, and the same interest into the materials' plastic and constructive aspects.
Gino De Dominicis
Opere dal 1970 al 1996
The central themes around which the exhibition revolves are the invisibility, the obsession of immortality and the enigma of existence, a theme that has marked all the work and life of this artist, so important in the landscape of Contemporary art.
Reperti - opere inedite dal 1960 al 1966
An extraordinary collection of unpublished paperwork from 1961 to 1962 is the core of this exhibition, which emphasizes the originality and importance of the work of this artist.
Appunti di viaggio
Tappeti afghani di
guerra: Boetti e Sarenco.
Il segno linguistico nell’arte visiva
tra gli anni ’60 e ’70
› Vincenzo Agnetti, Shusaku Arakawa, Alighiero Boetti, Giuseppe Chiari, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, George Maciunas, Piero Manzoni, Emilio Prini, Mimmo Rotella, Salvo, Sarenco and Cy Twombly
Non solo carte
› Pierre Alechinsky, Arman, Alighiero Boetti, Victor Brauner, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Piero D’orazio, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Asger Jorn, Franz Kline, Julio Le parc, Marino Marini, William Nicholson, Luigi Ontani, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mario Schifano and Cy Twombly.
Sculture dal 1939 al 1959.
Dipinti e sculture
Text by Duccio Trombadori and Alessandro Riva.
Text by Duccio Trombadori.
La misura italiana
› Giacomo Balla, Carlo Belli, Edita Broglio, Aurelio Bulzatti, Alberto Burri, Enzo Cucchi, Gino De Dominicis, Piero Dorazio, Tano Festa, Riccardo Francalancia, Osvaldo Licini, Mario Mafai, Eugenio Montale, Giorgio Morandi, Gastone Novelli, Mario Radice, Ottone Rosai, Mimmo Rotella, Gino Severini, Ardengo Soffici, Francesco Trombadori and Giulio Turcato