The Quadriennale d’arte 2020 FUORI exhibition presents 43 artists, with monographic halls and new works, to restore a new image of Italian contemporary art at international level.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works with the Quadriennale to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by posting videos and content dedicated to the exhibition and conceived specifically for the foreign network and offering an exclusive virtual tour that welcomes international visitors inside the wonderful spaces of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
FUORI (OUT): the title of this edition is an invitation to think outside the box, to take an eccentric position – off-centre – to adopt a sideways view, of mutual relationship with the Other. FUORI is the liberation from any constraint or category that in the past has bridled both art and individuals: OUT of mind, OUT of fashion, OUT of time (off time), OUT of scale (off scale), OUT of play (offside), OUT of everything (everything must go), OUT of order is what the Quadriennale d’arte 2020 seeks to achieve through the works and research of the featured artists.
The selected artists are Alessandro Agudio, Micol Assaël, Irma Blank, Monica Bonvicini, Benni Bosetto, Sylvano Bussotti, Chiara Camoni, Lisetta Carmi, Guglielmo Castelli, Giuseppe Chiari, Isabella Costabile, Giulia Crispiani, Cuoghi Corsello, DAAR – Alessandro Petti – Sandi Hilal , Tomaso De Luca, Caterina De Nicola, Bruna Esposito, Simone Forti, Anna Franceschini, Giuseppe Gabellone, Francesco Gennari, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Diego Gualandris, Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, Norma Jeane, Luisa Lambri, Lorenza Longhi, Diego Marcon, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Valerio Nicolai, Alessandro Pessoli, Amedeo Polazzo, Cloti Ricciardi, Michele Rizzo, Cinzia Ruggeri, Salvo, Lydia Silvestri, Romeo Castellucci – Socìetas, Davide Stucchi, TOMBOYS DON’T CRY, Maurizio Vetrugno, Nanda Vigo and Zaprude.
The videos introduce the exhibition and its protagonists through the vision of the curators Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol.
The virtual tour is based on a three-dimensional reproduction of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the rooms, the works. The exhibition can thus be toured by users via PC or smartphone, by connecting directly to the website. While browsing, moving between the halls, users can open links for further information with texts, photos, videos, audio and various media. The app then supplements the exhibition narrative with extra content on the cultural initiatives available in Rome during the exhibition period, also highlighting Italian art events in the autumn-winter of 2020, with particular focus on twentieth century and contemporary art.
Organized by the Fondazione La Quadriennale of Rome and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, it is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
The cover image is from the work by Cinzia Ruggeri Stivali Italia, 1986 (photo credits Rebecca Fanuele – Courtesy Cinzia Ruggeri Archive, Galleria Federico Vavassori Milan, Campoli Presti, LondonParis).
More information on www.quadriennalediroma.org
(In compliance with the regulations imposed by the health emergency, the Quadriennale d’arte 2020 FUORI is extended to spring 2021)