May 28, 2018  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

THE POOL NYC is proud to present Gaumarjos the first solo exhibition by Eteri Chkadua in Milan. After representing Georgia at the Venice Biennial in 2007 Eteri Chkadua has been exhibited in several museums around the world. Eteri’s work has been included in many exhibitions organized by the gallery in Mexico City, Venezia, Roma, New York, Hong Kong, and Bologna. This is her second solo show organized by THE POOL NYC in Italy.

 Among Georgians Gaumarjos, meaning “Victory to you”, is the everyday way of saying Cheers.  At every banquet, every guest will have to say Gaumarjos for someone or something when the wine-filled glasses are raised in a toast: in fact, the act of everybody raising their glass together to honor someone is an important tradition in Georgia. After a long and articulated oration, every participant passes Alaverdi (giving permission to toast) to the next guest.

 For this exhibition THE POOL NYC presents a selection of works that investigate Georgian traditions, war, and homelessness. Eteri’s paintings are her visual diary: they explore narratives of memory, fantasy and displacement.

 Eteri left Georgia for US in 1988. At the time her country was fighting for independence from the Soviet Union it had been part for 70 years.

“I was one of the first Georgians to be able to leave, due to the love relationship with an American linguist who arrived to Georgia to study and research the Georgian language-.
When I first arrived to US, I found quite surprising and amusing that most Americans had never heard of Georgia. I felt it was my natural role to introduce my country and I would go on and on– talking about its wine and myths and mountains to anybody who’d listen… Nostalgia never stopped.
Naturally, my paintings became my visual voice and I wanted to make them multilingual: I wanted the same painting to tell everyone about Georgia and I wanted to communicate to Georgians my emotions and experiments in another land.
Upon my arrival I made my mind to use traditional oil technique, a realistic painting to make my “storytelling” even more clear. Traditional technique was never taken into consideration in my art school – as some observers mistakenly assumed – but rather self-taught. Realistic painting was not popular anywhere, which just increased my interest…
My long travels to Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Jamaica enhanced the volume of color in my paintings.

Georgia is one of the oldest countries and Georgians respect its traditions: they would hardly challenge them, but they rather cultivate them as it usually happens in old countries. To some extent traditions slowed down us from the progressive development, but in many ways they contributed to create within Georgian people the strong feeling of identity and pride. This has helped us to survive in long turbulent centuries of wars and to defend ourselves against invasive neighboring larger countries.

In my paintings I tend to create compositions in a way that permits the viewer to choose freely whether the traditions belong to shelves and theaters, or are still useful in present day”.

Eteri Chkadua, 1965, Tbilisi, Georgia
Lives and works in New York

Her work has been exhibited in several Biennials, museums, and international galleries including: Biennale di Venezia, Georgian Pavilion, Venice; MuMok, Wien; Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York; Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago; Museum of Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia; Luna Kulturhus Konsthallen, Sodertaljie, Sweden; Museum of Dolls, Tbilisi, Georgia; South Hampton Art Center, South Hampton, US; Gian Enzo Sperone, Sent, CH; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw,  Poland; Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

Since 2009 THE POOL NYC has presented her work in several solo and group exhibitions, and this is the second solo show in Italy with the gallery.

Dates: June 7th, 2018 – July 22nd, 2018

Opening Reception: June 7th, 6-9 pm

GIUSEPPE STAMPONE Solo Exhibition, Milan

GIUSEPPE STAMPONE Solo Exhibition, Milan

April 6, 2018  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share


Why the sky above belongs to everyone,

and the earth below doesn’t?


The sky belongs to every eye,
and if it likes, each and every one,
can view the moon entirely,
the stars, the comets and the sun.

Every eye can view everything
and nothing is ever lacking there:
the last one who looks at the sky
does not find it less shining.

So please explain to me,
in prose or even verses,
why the sky is only one
and the Earth is all in pieces.

The nursery rhyme “The sky belongs to everyone” by Gianni Rodari inspires Giuseppe Stampone’s solo exhibition at THE POOL NYC gallery in Milan.

Why the sky above belongs to everyone, and the earth below doesn’t?, ironic title, stresses on a view of the sky, imagined as a free space compared to the earth, inhabited by man and therefore divided into private lots. In fact, the sky, which in a less poetic way is called airspace, belongs to the states and is managed accordingly. Dominus soli est dominus usque ad sidera et usque ad inferos (the owner of the land is owner to the underworld and up to the stars) is stated in a Roman Law maxim, slightly mitigated in article 840 of the Italian Civil Code.

If you look in a more attentive way, perhaps with a telescope, you realize that the sky goes even beyond the air routes and that includes the orbits of the satellites, that are occupied, in the sense of occupatio rei nullius (occupation of the nobody’s thing: nobody’s or everybody’s ?) of Roman law, by rich countries to the detriment of the poorest ones. The latter, as of today, do not have the technologies to exploit them. Certainly they will soon have no more available sky.

With this exhibition, Giuseppe Stampone revolutionizes the sky, regenerates it, creates a new one, without political constraints, boundaries, rules: he frees the oil on the foam, chases and lets the blue flow, creator, make up of a new independent firmament. Stampone gives dimension, length, width, density, gives shape to the desire for freedom of man.

The artist shows us another sky, allowing us to buy some of the freedom we see when we look upwards, allowing the viewer to take home a fragment.

The freedom of the great spaces, of the deserts that are not only those of sand but also of water, the oceans, and of air, the sky.

In Giuseppe Stampone’s sky you can abandon yourself without asking for permissions, protocols, or authorizations. You do not need passports to travel in the Stampone’s skies that are free from geopolitical canons.

Man by right is the owner of the sky, but he does not notice that it is taken away from him. Thanks to art we make a sky that belongs to us, a swish of wings that are freed in the painted blue, an absence of borders, walls, customs, absolute freedom, infinite possibilities.

Stampone underlines the importance of the performative gesture with oil painting, intended as a liberating act that allows us to reflect on the current issue of spatial georeferencing.

If it is true that the earth tends to lose its diversity, we risk that the sky reflects the earth more and more.

As in every new project, the artist creates the architecture of intelligence, a participatory platform, where he unites mind, body and space, mind, body and network. In this case his network, as he has been doing for years, is made up of artists who share their work and participate in a common project. In a globalized and homologated era the uniqueness of each identity becomes indispensable to recreate a world that is both shared and unique.

For Why the sky above belongs to everyone, and the earth below doesn’t? Giuseppe Stampone asked Paola Angelini, Luigi Carboni, Fabrizio Cotognini, Matteo Fato, Ugo La Pietra, Maria Morgagni, Marco Neri, Paolo Parisi, Alfredo Pirri, Eugenio Tibaldi, Gian Maria Tosatti, giving spatial coordinates (30×40 cm), to create a possible sky.

Giuseppe Stampone, 1974, Cluses, France Lives and works between Bruxelles and Rome.   Giuseppe Stampone alternates drawings made with BIC ballpoint pen and multimedia installations. His art is a form of political protest and invites the public to reflect on fundamental issues such as immigration, water shortage and war. He established, co-funded by the European Union and developed in various countries, based on artistic interventions in which the new generations deal with global contemporary issues such as environment, social conflicts and sustainable economies. In Solstizio Stampone realized several installations in public spaces with the participation of 30,000 citizens of ten different nations. He collaborates with a number of universities such as the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, IULM in Milan, the Federico II University of Naples and the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto. From 2017 he is an Affiliated Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation of New York and from 2013 of the American Academy of Rome. His work has been exhibited in several Biennials, museums and international foundations including: Architecture Biennial of Seoul, South Korea (2017); Triennale of Ostend, Belgium (2017); 56th International Art Biennale of Venice, Cuban National Pavilion (2015); Biennale of Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India (2012); 11th Biennial of Havana, Cuba (2012); Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010); 14th and 15th Rome Quadrennial (2004-2008); Fuori Uso, Pescara; Kunsthalle Museum of Art in Gwangju, South Korea; BASE, Florence; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center in Havana, Cuba; MAXXI, Rome; MACRO, Rome; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; Triennale Bovisa, Milan; The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NYC. Giuseppe Stampone’s solo exhibitions in museums include: CIAC, Foligno (2018); GAMeC, Bergamo (2014), National Institute for Graphics, Rome (2015), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2014).

Since 2014 THE POOL NYC has presented his work in several group exhibitions, and this is the first solo show with the gallery.



Il cielo è di tutti gli occhi,
e ogni occhio, se vuole,
si prende la Luna intera,
le stelle comete, il sole.

Ogni occhio si prende ogni cosa
e non manca mai niente:
chi guarda il cielo per ultimo
non lo trova meno splendente.

Spiegatemi voi dunque,
in prosa o in versetti,
perché il cielo è uno solo
e la Terra è tutta a pezzetti.


La filastrocca “Il cielo è di tutti” di Gianni Rodari ispira la mostra personale di Giuseppe Stampone negli spazi di THE POOL NYC a Milano.

Perché il Cielo è di tutti e la terra no?, titolo ironico, pone l’accento su una visione del cielo, immaginato come spazio libero rispetto alla terra, abitata dall’uomo e per questo divisa in spazi privati. Infatti il cielo, che in maniera meno poetica viene chiamato spazio aereo, appartiene agli stati e da questi è gestito. Dominus soli est dominus usque ad sidera et usque ad inferos (il proprietario del suolo è proprietario fino agli inferi e fino alle stelle) recitava un brocardo di diritto romano, recepito in modo più mite dall’articolo 840 del Codice Civile.

A ben guardare, magari con un telescopio, ci si accorge che il cielo va anche al di là delle rotte aeree e che comprende le orbite dei satelliti occupate, nel senso della occupatio rei nullius (occupazione della cosa di nessuno: di nessuno o di tutti?) del diritto romano, da paesi ricchi a discapito di quelli più poveri. Questi ultimi non hanno le tecnologie per occuparle. Certamente presto non avranno più cielo disponibile.

Con questa mostra, Giuseppe Stampone rivoluziona il cielo, lo rigenera, ne crea uno nuovo, autonomo da costrizioni politiche, da confini, da regole: libera l’olio sulla gommapiuma, rincorre e lascia scorrere il blu, creatore, compone un firmamento nuovo e indipendente. Stampone dà dimensione, lunghezza, larghezza, densità, dà forma al desiderio di libertà dell’uomo.

L’artista ci mostra un altro cielo, lascia che sia possibile acquistare un po’ di quella libertà che vediamo quando guardiamo verso l’alto, consentendo allo spettatore di portarsene a casa un frammento.

La libertà dei grandi spazi, dei deserti che non sono solo quelli di sabbia ma anche di acqua, gli oceani, e di aria, il cielo.

Al cielo di Giuseppe Stampone, libero da canoni geopolitici, ci si può abbandonare senza chiedere permessi, protocolli, o autorizzazioni.

L’uomo per diritto è proprietario del cielo, ma senza che se ne accorga questo gli viene tolto. Grazie all’arte ci riappropriamo di un cielo che ci spetta, un’assenza di confini, mura, dogane, libertà assoluta, infinite possibilità.

Stampone sottolinea l’importanza del gesto performativo a olio, inteso come atto liberatorio che consente di riflettere sull’attuale questione della georeferenziazione spaziale. Se è vero che la terra tende a perdere le sue diversità, rischiamo che il cielo rifletta sempre di più la terra.

Come in ogni suo nuovo progetto, l’artista crea l’architettura dell’intelligenza, una piattaforma partecipativa, dove unisce mente, corpo e spazio, mente, corpo e network. In questo caso il suo network, come fa da anni, è formato da artisti a cui chiede una formalizzazione partecipativa da condividere. Per Stampone la pratica della partecipazione è una fase determinante della ricerca per creare e discutere di contenuti dove l’io di ogni singolo artista diventa Noi, ma dove il Noi non annulla l’identità del singolo e ogni artista condivide il proprio diario intimo. Per Stampone un network è un’area di interesse dove ci si riconosce e quindi si decide di pubblicare il proprio diario. In un’era globalizzata e omologata l’unicità di un’identità di un io diventa indispensabile per ricreare una cosmologia condivisa e unica nella sua rappresentazione.

Per Perché il Cielo è di tutti e la terra no? Giuseppe Stampone ha chiesto a Paola Angelini, Luigi Carboni, Fabrizio Cotognini, Matteo Fato, Ugo La Pietra, Maria Morgagni, Marco Neri, Paolo Parisi, Alfredo Pirri, Eugenio Tibaldi, Gian Maria Tosatti, dando coordinate spaziali (30×40 cm), di creare un cielo possibile.

Giuseppe Stampone, 1974, Cluses, Francia.

Vive e lavora tra Bruxelles e Roma

La produzione artistica di Giuseppe Stampone alterna disegni fatti con la penna Bic e installazioni multimediali. La sua arte è una forma di protesta politica ed invita il pubblico a riflettere su temi fondamentali come l’immigrazione, l’acqua e la guerra. Ha fondato il network, co-finanziato dall’Unione Europea e sviluppato in vari Paesi, basato su interventi artistici in cui le nuove generazioni trattano temi contemporanei globali come l’ambiente, i conflitti sociali e le economie sostenibili. In Solstizio Stampone ha realizzato varie installazioni artistiche in spazi pubblici con la partecipazione di 30.000 cittadini di dieci diverse nazioni. Collabora con varie Università come l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, lo IULM a Milano, l’Università Federico II di Napoli e il McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology di Toronto. Dal 2017 è Fellow della Civitella Ranieri Foundation di New York e dal 2013 della American Academy di Roma. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto in diverse Biennali, musei e fondazioni internazionali tra cui: Biennale di Architettura di Seoul, Corea del Sud (2017); Triennale di Ostenda, Belgio (2017); 56ma Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, Padiglione Nazionale Cubano (2015); Biennale di Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India (2012); 11ma Biennale de L’Avana, Cuba (2012); Biennale di Liverpool, UK (2010); 14ma e 15ma Quadriennale di Roma (2004–2008); Fuori Uso, Pescara; Museo dell’Arte Kunsthalle di Gwangju, Corea del Sud; BASE, Firenze; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center di L’Avana, Cuba; MAXXI, Roma; MACRO, Roma; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Triennale Bovisa, Milano; The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NYC.

Tra le istituzioni museali che hanno ospitato mostre personali di Giuseppe Stampone ricordiamo: CIAC, Foligno (2018); GAMeC, Bergamo (2014), Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma (2015), Palazzo Reale, Milano (2014).

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Giuseppe Stampone e Ugo La Pietra. CIAC, Foligno

Giuseppe Stampone e Ugo La Pietra. CIAC, Foligno

March 20, 2018  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea CIAC
Mostra di


Dal 24 marzo 2018 al 30 settembre 2018
A cura di Italo Tomassoni, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio e Giancarlo Partenzi

La mostra Perché il cielo è di tutti e la terra no? di Giuseppe Stampone ospitata dal CIAC Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea di Foligno dal 24 marzo al 30 settembre presenta la produzione recente dell’artista con diversi suoi lavori legati ad alcuni temi-chiave che va sviluppando da tempo: la dilatazione e la riappropriazione del proprio tempo intimo, tramite disegni stratificati, eseguiti con la penna BIC in nero, rosso e blu, di immagini iconiche prese dal web e rielaborate in pezzi unici in un processo di ribellione alla dittatura dello spazio-tempo frenetico in cui tutti siamo immersi; la reinterpretazione di quadri storici in chiave contemporanea con la denuncia del fenomeno migratorio e della estrema povertà di grandi fasce della popolazione mondiale; la battaglia per una educazione globale, attraverso mappe, guide turistiche e abecedari, che invitano a riflettere su temi attuali come le migrazioni, le risorse idriche, le guerre.

Tra le opere in mostra troviamo: l’installazione P-W Peace and War, lunga 13 metri con 114 bandiere corrispondenti ai diversi Paesi vincitori del Premio Nobel che denuncia la logica di potere alla base del più importante riconoscimento internazionale, Premio occidentale per gli occidentali; la tavola Origine du monde, rielaborazione del Ratto d’Europa di Rembrandt, che evidenzia il fallimento della primavera araba e le nuove guerre di religione; venti disegni del ciclo sui Dittatori del XX secolo con immagini prese da copertine di varie riviste internazionali, ridisegnate in un ironico reset contemporaneo; una grande mappa divisa in 12 moduli di 1 metro quadro ciascuno con immagini iconiche da tutti i paesi del mondo; la nuova opera su tavola sempre disegnata a penna BIC Perché il cielo è unico e la terra è tutta spezzettata (da una frase di Rodari) in cui viene riattualizzato, mettendo in evidenza il rapporto tra potere e sovranità, il polittico detto di Donna Brigida del 1492 di Nicolò Alunno conservato nella chiesa di San Nicolò a Foligno. Quest’opera è affiancata da sei cornici, vuote al loro interno, in legno bianco sul bianco dei muri, accompagnate da una targhetta in cui sono indicati autori e dati tecnici dell’opera evocata, come La resurrezione di Piero della Francesca, La zattera della Medusa di Gericault, La libertà guida il popolo di Delacroix, Il Quarto Stato di Pellizza da Volpedo, La rivoluzione siano noi di Beuys e Guernica di Picasso, aggiornamenti di fatti passati con quelli odierni; lo spettatore viene chiamato così ad una precisa responsabilità perché quello spazio vuoto va riempito dalla sua forma mentis che, per vedere l’opera, deve ricostruirla mentalmente riportandola alla fantasia e alla coscienza.

Un’altra installazione che si rifà alla frase di Rodari è fatta di gomma piuma e pittura ad olio con l’intento di ridisegnare la possibilità di cielo; Linea retta finita è un camion giocattolo tridimensionale con la scritta Emigration Made come quella della Coca Cola e un telecomando per gestirlo che ironizza sui camion che trasportano gli emigranti; infine il video dell’importante lavoro Saluti da L’Aquila, dedicato alla tragedia del terremoto, dove scorrono, come titoli di coda di un film e per il tempo di durata della scossa sismica, i nomi delle 308 vittime.

Stampone si definisce “una fotocopiatrice intelligente” che fa una sola copia e crede che occorra ritornare all’archè e ricostruire il processo creativo con cui si formalizzava il pensiero all’origine. Per ottenere ciò bisogna riappropriarsi del tempo. Il suo lavoro è un appello ad una ri-costruzione che l’artista lancia in ogni opera poiché concepisce l’operazione artistica come arte partecipativa.

GIUSEPPE STAMPONE (Cluses, Francia 1974) vive tra Roma e Bruxelles.

La sua produzione artistica alterna installazioni multimediali e disegni fatti con la penna Bic. La sua arte è una forma potente di protesta politica. Con i suoi lavori invita il pubblico a riflettere su temi fondamentali come l’immigrazione, l’acqua e la guerra. Ha fondato il network Solstizio ( co-finanziato dall’Unione Europea e sviluppato in vari Paesi, progetto basato su interventi artistici in cui le nuove generazioni trattano di temi contemporanei globali come l’ambiente, i conflitti sociali e le economie sostenibili. In Solstizio Stampone ha realizzato varie installazioni artistiche in spazi pubblici con la partecipazione di 30.000 cittadini da dieci diverse nazioni. Collabora con varie Università come l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, lo IULM a Milano, l’Università Federico II di Napoli and il McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology di Toronto. Elabora interventi di ricerca e sperimentazione sull’arte e i nuovi media con Alberto Abruzzese e Derrick De Kerckhove. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto in diverse Biennali, musei e fondazioni internazionali, diversi dei quali posseggono sue opere.
Dal 2017 è membro associato della Civitella Ranieri Foundation di New York, e dal 2013 è membro associato di The American Academy di Roma, nello stesso anno è stato invitato a svolgere una residenza artistica al Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA) di Gwangju nella Corea del Sud.

Suoi lavori sono stati esposti in diverse rassegne internazionali d’arte, musei e fondazioni, tra cui:
Biennale di Architettura di Seoul, Corea del Sud (2017); Triennale di Ostenda, Belgio (2017); 56ma Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, Padiglione nazionale cubano (2015); Biennale di Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India (2012); 11ma Biennale de L’Avana, Cuba (2012); Biennale di Liverpool, UK (2010); 14ma e 15ma Quadriennale di Roma (2004–2008); Museo del Massachusetts Institute of Technology di Boston, Stati Uniti d’America (2016); The American Academy di Roma (2008-2013-2014-2015); Museo dell’Arte Kunsthalle di Gwangju, Corea del Sud; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center di L’Avana, Cuba; MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del 21mo Secolo di Roma; MACRO – Museo dell’Arte Contemporanea di Roma; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Palazzo Reale, Milano; Triennale Bovisa, Milano; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurigo, Svizzera; GAMeC – Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo,; The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn – NYC, Stati Uniti d’America.

Opere di Giuseppe Stampone sono custodite in diverse fondazioni e collezioni pubbliche tra cui:
Museo MAXXI, Roma; Fondazione della Biennale di Kochi-Muziris, Kerala, India; Fondazione della Biennale di Sidney, Australia; Fondazione della Quadriennale di Roma; Museo di Arte Contemporanea MACRO, Roma; Phelan Foundation, New York, Stati Uniti d’America; Museo del GAMeC di Bergamo; Museo di Arte Contemporanea Wilfredo LAM, L’Avana, Cuba; Fondazione Birbragher, Bogotà, Colombia; Collezione La Farnesina, Roma; Fondazione La Gaia, Busca; Museo di Arte Contemporanea L.Pecci, Prato.


February 15, 2018  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

On Saturday 10 February at 12.00pm, the Ambulatories of Castel Sant’Elmo will play host to the inauguration of Evidence. A New State of Art, an exhibition curated by Alessandro Demma and Su Peng. The works of 16 Italian artists and 16 Chinese artists – the fruits of entirely independent expression, reflection and experimentation – will encapsulate different worlds and visions through the production of forms created over the course of around 50 years.

An interweaving of languages, techniques, signs and symbols –encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation – reproduces the multifarious, heterogeneous universe of contemporary art. The short, but nevertheless effective, summation of Chinese and Italian contemporary art – through the comparing and contrasting of different generations – constitutes one of the main strengths of the exhibition.

The exhibition project uses a format that has been widely tried-and-tested by the Garuzzo Institute for the Visual Arts (IGAV) over the course of the 12 years since the institute was first set up. The format is based on the sharing of responsibility for the project between two curators, one Italian and one Chinese, with the selection of an equal number of artists linked by their artistic and/or generational affinities. The exhibition is being staged in both countries, in order to take full advantage of the added value of international visibility and promotion. Indeed, promotion is a crucial element of the work of the Garuzzo Institute, which has now developed partnerships and implemented exchanges with public- and private-sector institutions in a total of 12 countries around the world.

Artists whose work appears in the exhibition
Italian artists: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giulio Paolini, Luigi Mainolfi, Marisa Albanese, Eugenio Giliberti, Pierluigi Pusole, Botto & Bruno, Alberto Di Fabio, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Grassino, Marzia Migliora, Perino & Vele, Giuseppe Stampone, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Elisa Strinna, Fabrizio Cotognini.

Chinese artists: Liang Quan, Ma Kelu, Duan Zhengqu, Zhan Wang, Wang Shuye, Chen Qiuzhi, Yin Chaoyang, Ye Jianqing, Li Hui, Liu Bolin, Yang Xinguang, Lu Song, Qi Lei, Liu Cong, Li Yan, Yu Linhan.

Polo Museale della Campania – Castel Sant’Elmo

The Polo Museale della Campania (Campania Museum Hub), directed by Anna Imponente, is a system of 26 sites – art museums, archaeology museums and sites of natural interest – located across the Campania region. The most important work done by the hub is geared towards making the most of the regional artistic heritage and the most recent examples of artistic research, using various methods including the creation of networks with public and private organisations and collaborations with local bodies. The orchestration of contemporary art exhibitions that establish a valuable dialogue with the contexts into which they are inserted can be viewed as the common thread that unites the hub’s various sites. Castel Sant’Elmo is very much the nerve centre, in which are hosted, together with the permanent collection of the Novecento a Napoli (20th-century Naples) Museum, the site-specific installations of the winners of the “Un’Opera per il Castello” competition, which confirms the hub’s focus on the latest artistic tendencies that have emerged over the past decade.

The Garuzzo Institute for the Visual Arts – IGAV

This Turin-based not-for-profit body has been operating since 2005 to raise the profile of Italian artists around the world. It contributes to the promotion of contemporary art by facilitating international cultural exchanges.
It has thus far organised a total of 64 exhibitions across 12 countries (Argentina, Armenia, Chile, China, Croatia, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Russia, Slovakia, the UK and Uruguay), promoted more than 400 artists, assigned 8 international prizes and collaborated with 16 national and international curators and/or artistic directors.

Relations with China

Over the past 12 years, the Garuzzo Institute has created and consolidated a series of significant relationships with China. Specifically, it has signed a 4-year collaboration and exchange agreement with the China Arts and Entertainment Group – CAEG.
IGAV is a member of the Italy–China Forum promoted by Italian government minister Dario Franceschini, which is chaired by the Right Honourable Francesco Rutelli. IGAV was appointed to this role in recognition of its decade-long relationship with China in the contemporary art field.

Evidence. A New State of Art is the 10th exhibition staged in Italy in partnership with the Chinese, while the number staged in China itself now stands at 16.

China Arts and Entertainment Group – CAEG

The CAEG is the leading Chinese state-run body operating in the field of entertainment and the arts, and is answerable to the China State Council and the Chinese Ministries of Culture and Finance. It has established and maintains solid, wide-ranging partnerships with world- renowned cultural institutions, galleries and museums, performing arts companies and individual artists. It has organised and curated major international events including the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Arts Festival and the Asian Arts Festival.

Institutional Partners

The Italian Ministry of Culture – Campania Museum Hub; the China Arts and Entertainment Group


The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, the Embassy and Culture Office of the People’s Republic of China in Italy, Campania Region, the Metropolitan City of Naples, the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale (“Oriental” University of Naples), the Istituto Confucio di Napoli (Confucius Institute of Naples), and Giovani Artisti Italiani – GAI (Young Italian Artists)

Evidence. A New State of Art

Naples, Castel Sant’Elmo
Via Tito Angelini, 22 – Naples, Italy
11 February – 11 March, 2018
Opening times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 3pm Ticket: € 5,00

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Castel Sant’Elmo

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Apre il Museo Bertozzi & Casoni

December 17, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

Il 17 Dicembre 2017 alla Cavallerizza Ducale di Sassuolo apre al pubblico il Museo Bertozzi & Casoni.

L’evento, promosso dal Gruppo System, nella persona del suo Presidente Franco Stefani, offre al pubblico per la prima volta l’occasione di poter ammirare in modo permanente una selezione delle opere più significative dei due maestri della scultura ceramica contemporanea.

Il museo, nei locali restaurati circa un decennio fa, sarà visitabile tutti i giorni dal 17 al 24 dicembre, e dal 26 al 30 dalle 15 alle 19.30, e da gennaio a marzo ogni venerdì sabato e domenica, negli stessi orari.




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SEMPRE colore, dagli albori dell’arte ai giorni nostri.

In Costante Colore i lavori in mostra sono un inno al colore, sono la materia pittorica sfaccettata secondo l’espressione di ogni singolo artista.

Ci concentriamo sulla declinazione dell’uso del colore per evidenziarne l’importanza e la costanza nel mondo dell’arte senza badar al tema o al medium del lavoro mostrato.

Il colore in vetro, in ceramica, in pastello, in neon, a penna, ad acquerello, a pennarello, in acrilico, ad olio, in video. Il colore acceso, tenue, metallico, primario, artificiale, naturale, complementare.

Il colore è materia, è odore, ingombro.

Il colore è vita.

Il colore suscita emozioni forti, tensione, ossessione, erotismo, azione, densità, gioia, euforia, lacerazione, movimento, dolore, desiderio, passione, imprevisto, possibilità, opzione, equilibrio, entropia, fisicità, trasfigurazione, proporzione, coerenza.

Il colore è la costante: l’unica grandezza che rimane invariata al variare delle grandezze con cui è in relazione. Per cui il colore non varia al variare dei media con cui è in relazione e dei secoli che passano.

Il colore esiste da secoli e continuerà a cangiare perché è qualcosa di imprescindibile e di caratteristico nell’arte: agisce da sempre con la medesima intensità.

La declinazione del colore avviene seguendo tempi e media diversi.

Nel Medioevo il colore doveva essere brillante e intenso, applicato con una forte saturazione, senza sfumature, per sottolineare il significato simbolico. Nel luogo divino il colore rivelava la presenza di Dio: i colori sono il frutto dell’interazione fra luce e oscurità.

Dal Duecento il colore che simboleggiava il più alto grado di nobiltà era il blu, metafora di spiritualità e trascendenza. Nella pittura murale il blu veniva usato per gli sfondi ed era realizzato con la tinta densa ottenuta dalla polvere dei preziosi lapislazzuli. Nella Certosa di Pavia il lapislazzuli utilizzato da Bergognone per l’Incoronazione di Maria tra Francesco Sforza e Ludovico il Moro appare ancora oggi di uno straordinario e lucente azzurro.

Il colore evolve, cambia, diventa caldo, fluorescente, diventa neon, diventa non colore.

Il bianco e il nero acquistano una grande importanza nella Storia dell’Arte.

Il colore fa chiarezza con l’Impressionismo, non si ferma con DaDa, illumina il Secessionismo, trionfa con la Pop-Art, degenera con l’Espressionismo, si sfoga con l’Astrattismo, si placa con il Minimalismo, soffre nell’Arte Povera, si stabilizza con la Transavanguardia. I movimenti artistici si susseguono, i secoli passano, il colore arde sempre.

Quando la televisione diventa a colori, l’immagine si accende, tutto prende vita e si illumina.

Il colore è esploso in tv, ma nell’arte vive da tempo: non c’è una tendenza che detta l’uso del colore. Nella moda c’è il colore dell’anno, ma non nell’arte, dove qualsiasi tonalità si può usare e con qualsiasi nuance si può osare.

Ci sono colori che erano impensabili qualche decennio fa. I colori risentono dell’atmosfera che c’è in quel dato momento storico e politico. I gusti si adeguano al pensiero del tempo.

C’è un senso cromatico che regna sovrano in ogni epoca. Senso cromatico inteso come una idoneità di colori uniti.

Il colore è sfinimento, è impressione, ridondanza, esasperazione, sofferenza, disagio, follia, esagerazione, sensibilità, estenuazione, tradizione, apparenza, sostanza, interiorità, espressione, maniacalità, immediatezza, riflessione, spontaneità, gestualità, ritmo, fuoco, caldo, freddo, insofferenza, magia, sogno, ricorrenza, spasmo, soffio, sessualità, intransigenza, zelo, solerzia, energia, assiduità, fastidio, bellezza. Il colore è naturalmente creatività, genialità, inventiva.

Always Colour, from the dawn of art till today.

In Costante Colore (Constant: Colour) the works on display are an ode to colour, the pictorial substance that is declined according to the expression of each artist.

We focus on the way of using the colour in order to highlight the importance and the constancy in the world of art regardless the subject or the medium of the work on exhibit.

The colour on glass, on ceramics, crayon, neon light, in pen and wash drawings, in acrylics, in oil paintings and videos. Bright, soft, metallic, primary, artificial, natural, complementary colour.

Colour is matter, scent, space.

Colour is life.

Colour arouses strong emotions such as tension, obsession, eroticism, action, joy, life, euphoria, rupture, movement, pain, desire, passion, surprise, chance, option, balance, entropy, physicality, transfiguration, proportion, coherence.

Colour is the mathematical constant:  it is the only value that remains unchanged when the elements with which it is related change. Thus the colour does not change according either to the media with which it is related or to the centuries that pass by.

Colour has existed for centuries and will keep changing because it is part of the nature of art itself: it acts today, as it has always acted, with the same intensity.

The declination of colour follows different patterns of time and medium.

In the Middle Age, colours had to be bright and intense, applied with strong colour saturation, without nuances, in order to underline its symbolism. In the sacred place the colour revealed the presence of God: colours are the result of the interaction between light and darkness.

From the 13th century the colour symbolizing the highest nobility was blue, a metaphor of spirituality and transcendence. In the Certosa of Pavia the lapis lazuli used by Bergognone for the Coronation of Mary between Francesco Sforza and Ludovico il Moro still appears today an extraordinary and shining blue.

The colour evolves, changes, becomes warmer, more fluorescent, becomes neon light, becomes non-colour.

Black and white gain significance in Art History.

Colour becomes clarity with Impressionism, does not stop with DaDa, shines in Secessionism, triumphs with Pop-Art, degenerates with Expressionism, erupts with Abstractism, subsides with Minimalism, suffers in the Arte Povera, stabilizes with Transavanguardia. The artistic movements evolve, the centuries pass by, the colour keeps burning.

When the television develops colour, the image lights up, everything comes to life and lights up.

Colours exploded in TV, but lived for a long time in art. There is no trend that sets the standard for the use of colour.

In fashion each year has a colour, but art has not, and any shade can be used and with any nuance can be dared.

There are colours that were unthinkable a few decades ago. The colours are affected by the atmosphere in a particular historical and political moment. Tastes adjust to the spirit of the period.

A specific chromatic sense dominates every age. Chromatic sense means a balance of united colours.

The colour is exhaustion, impression, redundancy, exasperation, suffering, discomfort, madness, exaggeration, sensitivity, extenuation, tradition, appearance, substance, interiority, expression, mania, immediacy, reflection, spontaneity, gesture, rhythm, fire, warmth, cold, intolerance, magic, dream, recurrence, spasm, puff, sexuality, intransigence, zeal, alacrity, energy, assiduity, annoyance, beauty. Colour is naturally creativity, genius.



Federico Solmi, Bertozzi & Casoni, Jonathan Rider, Stefania Fersini, Andrea Salvatori, Giuseppe Stampone, Patrick Jacobs, Francesco Mori, James Case-Leal, Joseph Kosuth, Aldo Mondino, Giulio Turcato, Gina Beavers, Eteri Chkadua, Bianca Sforni, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Scarpa, Vinicio Vianello, Matteo Vinti.


Primo Dicembre 2017 – 16 Febbraio 2018

Vernissage: 30 Novembre 2017

Orario: Martedì-Venerdì, 11-13 / 15-19

Sabato: 15-19

December 1st 2017 – February 16th 2018

Opening Reception: November 30, 6-10 pm

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7 pm



Palazzo Fagnani

Via Santa Maria Fulcorina, 20

20123 Milano




PATRICK JACOBS, “Dioramas”, Palais de Tokyo and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

September 24, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share




OCTOBER 6, 2017 – JANUARY 21, 2018



From October 6, 2017 to January 21, 2018, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents a major exhibition dedicated to the cultural history of vision. It focuses on the diorama, which is used to reconstruct and realistically stage events, stories, and habitats with the aid of various means. Invented in the nineteenth century by the French painter and photography pioneer Louis Daguerre as a playhouse enlivened with light effects, it, as a glass showcase became the presentation form par excellence for natural history museums. The diorama stages human knowledge of the world, not without influencing and perpetually challenging the viewer’s perception. Being the first comprehensive examination of the diorama, the exhibition highlights both the various stories behind the development of this form of presentation and the correlations and chronological developments that took place parallel to it. The diorama has been a crucial source of inspiration to this day: Numerous artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries address questions of staged vision in their works by questioning and dissolving the illusion of a reconstructed reality.

The exhibition at the Schirn presents the early forms of the diorama in religious art and its beginnings in the playhouse and showman art of the nineteenth century, and considers the diorama as the preferred form of presentation for museums conveying natural-historical and anthropological knowledge. The deconstruction of the diorama in today’s art is illustrated by large- scale installations, contemporary dioramas, sculptures, photographs, and films by such artists as Patrick Jacobs, Richard Baquié, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Mark Dion, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Mathieu Mercier, Kent Monkman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Wall. The presentation develops an overall chronological narrative that traces the cultural history of vision and of exhibiting from various perspectives.

The exhibition “Diorama. Inventing Illusion” is supported by Verein der Freunde der Schirn Kunsthalle e.V.

Dr. Philipp Demandt, Director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, about the presentation: “The exhibition ‘Diorama. Inventing Illusion’ explores various possibilities for presenting artificial worlds. Often separated by a pane of glass, observers stand before a painted backdrop with three- dimensional objects, either lifelike or in miniature, and might also become aware of themselves and their position reflected in the glass. The diorama is an illusionist mise-en-scène that confronts us with fundamental issues of perception and authenticity.”

“Although the diorama embodies the age-old staging of ‘watching,’ it still forms a blind spot in our cultural history. The exhibition is the first broad-based examination of this topic and attempts to link up the various strands of the diorama’s origin. An exhibition about the diorama is also an exhibition about exhibiting. Each attempt to tell its story leads to the beginnings of exhibitions in the context of the first mass amusements and visual inventions. Contemporary artists consider the diorama to be a conceptual installation and an opportunity to deconstruct the visual techniques passed down from the nineteenth century–and thus a suitable means for doing justice to the expressive power of sculptural elements,” explain the curators of the exhibition, Katharina Dohm, Claire Garnier, Laurent Le Bon, and Florence Ostende.

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1781–1851) and Charles-Marie Bouton (1781–1853) are considered the inventors of the diorama – as an optical-mechanical playhouse. The first diorama opened in Paris in 1822 and, according to Daguerre, offered viewers “all means of illusion.” In this walk-in theater, stories painted on large, semi-transparent canvases were set in motion with light and stage techniques. Expanded in this way, the pictorial space brought a new, enhanced quality to illusionism. Numerous showmen adopted this process. Fairground visitors were thus able to marvel at illuminated canvases and dioramas with scenes of historical events, which were set in motion and accompanied by orchestral music when activated with coins. The exhibition at the Schirn includes, for example, Jean Paul Favand’s work Naguère Daguerre (2012), which relies on two restored canvases from a nineteenth-century mechanical theater. Using digital technology, the canvases are illuminated and tell the story of the eruption of Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples. The projection of the moving images onto canvas in the diorama made it a forerunner of cinema and 3D technology.

After 1900, the significance of the diorama concept changed in Europe and the USA, expanding into other areas. As a glass showcase, it established itself as the preferred form of presentation for natural-historical, anthropological and historical museum collections. Early forms, so-called proto- dioramas, can actually be found in religious art. These take the form of small and larger sculptural presentations behind glass, which were intended to bring the secret of faith to life. As objects of popular devotion, they became widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The exhibition includes works by the Neapolitan wax doll maker and nun Caterina de Julianis (1695– 1742), as well as the three-dimensional devotional image titled Paradis from the nineteenth century and small showcases that depict monastic life with the utmost precision.

The diorama as a museum installation with an illusionist effect ultimately brings science to the stage. It is a complex presentation form which–frequently inextricably linked to the architecture– sets the scene of a habitat and the original surroundings through the arrangement of objects against a painted background. The diorama not only combines objects but becomes one itself: It brings together various materials, such as plaster, textiles, fur, paper, wood, and paint, which are processed and arranged creatively by artists, anthropologists, and museum taxidermists to form an overall scene. The pieces on show at the Schirn include painted studies from 1926 for the African Hall at the American Museum of Natural History (New York), which the renowned mountain gorilla researcher and taxidermist Carl Akeley (1864–1924) set up, or a three-part habitat diorama using the example of the Alaskan snow sheep, as well as other natural-historical showcases by the naturalist and taxidermist Edward Hart (1847–1928). The first anthropological dioramas emerged in Europe in the 1870s and spread quickly. This development was supported by the World’s Fair in Paris. In the age of colonialism, dioramas served as propaganda tools and for the political justification of hegemonic power struggles. It was parallel to this that folkloric dioramas developed, with the aim of recording cultural material products for posterity, and thus, most importantly, preserving regional history.

With the new direction of dioramas at the end of the 1960s came their deconstruction in contemporary art. A crucial element of this development is the artistic reception of the work Étant donnés (1946–1966) by Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). The Schirn is showing a precise, detailed reproduction of this artwork by the French sculptor and object artist Richard Baquié (1955–1996), Untitled. Étant donnés 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage (1991). Through two holes in a wooden door, the observer does not gaze at a landscape but rather at a faceless woman with her legs spread and thus becomes a voyeur and the diorama a fantasy-producing machine. Baquié also debunks the immersive character of the diorama that offers its installation to be viewed from all sides. Duchamp’s legendary manual for Étant donnés analyzes the technology, mechanisms, and creation of the diorama and became something of a critical model for the conceptual photography of Canadian artist Jeff Wall (born 1946). The Schirn is showing the work The Giant (1992), in which Wall once again questions the optical and mimetic illusion of the photographic image.

Back in the 1970s, dioramas by the American Museum of Natural History inspired the early photography of Robert Gober (born 1954) and Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948). The exhibition presents a previously unpublished series by Gober from the year 1976. The shots play with two different levels of perception: Some leave the impression of scenes photographed in nature, while others emphasize the artificiality of the diorama and dissolve the effect of reality. The series Dioramas (1976–2016) by Japanese photographer Sugimoto critically tackles the promise of authenticity that comes with documentary photography and dioramas. In his black-and-white shots, the habitat of the diorama appears abandoned and morbid: The animals and plants become ghostly images of themselves.

The American artist Mark Dion (born 1961) questions the human presentation of nature and examines the function and the principles of arrangement characteristic of habitat dioramas. The Schirn shows his work Paris Streetscape (2017) developed specially for the exhibition. In a large- format glass showcase, Dion presents a section of the Paris cityscape. The garbage of civilization, plastic waste, and scrap metal seem to have entirely banished nature. The diorama is populated by animals native to cities, and thus breaks with the idyllic presentation of animals in their natural ecosystems. Dion renews the diorama as a form of presentation and enriches it with contemporary themes such as consumerist behavior and environmental pollution. His works are an echo of the works by the German sculptor Isa Genzken (born 1948), who is represented in the exhibition with Empire Vampire III, 12 (2004), and French artist Mathieu Mercier (born 1970). The latter goes beyond the illusory principle of the habitat diorama and populates it with a live pair of axolotls. The aquarium placed in the glass showcase is surrounded by peat; Mercier has created an environment for the animals that is as artificial as it is archaic, and points to the evolutionary step that is embodied, as it were, by these hybrid beings. His work stands in the context of a greater reflection on everyday objects, their symbolism and their use both in industrial and artistic contexts.

The exhibition was organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in collaboration with the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, where it was conceived and first presented.

As part of the exhibition “Diorama. Inventing Illusion,” the painter and stage designer Philipp Fürhofer will present a new work in the Schirn Rotunda from November 9, 2017 to January 21, 2018. The work is supported by the SCHIRN ZEITGENOSSEN.

New Exhibition Space at Palazzo Fagnani, Milan

New Exhibition Space at Palazzo Fagnani, Milan

September 24, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

We are proud to announce the opening of THE POOL NYC permanent exhibition space at Palazzo Fagnani, in the heart of Milan.

Palazzo Fagnani is located in the Roman part of Milan, also known as 5 VIE, the city center.

The Palazzo was built in the “Barocchetto” Style and its special façade in bricks highlights the street.

THE POOL NYC will occupy the front part of the building, next to the beautiful church of San Matteo alla Banchetta.

The access to the gallery will be both on the street and through the magnificent courtyard, a typical sign of the XVII Century.


ANDREA SALVATORI al Museo Filangieri, Napoli

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Andrea Salvatori Solo Exhibition at Museo Gaetano Filangieri.

Dates to be announced soon.



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An Art Recipe Exhibition in Venice


THE POOL NYC at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi

Calle Rombiasio 2539,

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Venezia


MAY 9-JUNE 25 2017


Vitel Tonné is a Piedmontese dish of cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavored with tuna; it is also known as “the main course of an Italian meal or as an exceedingly elegant antipasto for an elaborate dinner”, Marcella Hazan, the famous authority on Italian cuisine, states.

Veal + tuna + mayonnaise, separately strong ingredients, with solid flavour, compose a great dish. According to canonical parameters on cooking, Vitel tonné should not exist, Fish + Meat = Forbidden! And if it did not, Italian cuisine would be sorely lacking.

But, there is always an exception, and it’s the peculiar nature that gives birth to a genius dish.

This culinary introduction, might sound like an odd premise for an art show, but it is only too appropriate for the organic exhibition that THE POOL NYC is presenting for this 2017 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi.

We are proud to serve a selection of junk media and free range artists, very spicy and from various countries, all belonging to the same kitchen of ART. 

Art, as we see it, is the Grande Cucina with many chefs, all with their own unique sense of personality, humor, fantasy, intelligence, sensitivity.

There is a common denominator that let arts stick together, even being from different centuries and origins, as it happens in magical recipes.

THE POOL NYC is happy to marinate, in the rooms of an old Venetian Palace of the XVIII century, a wide selection of Modern and Contemporary artworks for a digestible show.

Walking through the salons of the palazzo will entertain your eyes, will stimulate your spirit, and will nourish your cultural avidity. Every room is filled with a specific medium in order to satiate your need of ceramic, figurative painting, or photography without additives. Your artistic hunger will be satisfied by slicing every single work of art installed within the Palazzo.

The Menu is rich of interesting dishes, made of contemporary dairy free ceramic, organic paintings of the XX and XXI Century served in an old building.

This explosive dressing will regenerate your stomach. It will be a shake of artworks, to savor all together, or each separately. You can start with a vegan antipasto of photography and end with a glazed ceramic dessert.

The main salon, garnished with stuccos, hosts a convivial long table, where the whole art family, will peacefully dine, exchanging opinions despite their different nature.

In Italy we experience the Cuisine not just as a survival or Epicurean moment, but as a situation where we get together. We don’t care about nationality, dairy products, color, vegetarianism, taste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, size, veganism, age, medium, political views, feminism, spacialism, abstract art, pop-art, we can live together and devour it all.

This is a gluttonous experience, and we are pleased to share it with you.


Il Vitel Tonné è un piatto tipico piemontese realizzato con il girello di vitello e la salsa tonnata. Si può guarnire con capperi e limone. 

Vitello, tonno e maionese, ognuno con un sapore forte, danno vita a una ricetta favolosa.

Seguendo i canonici parametri della buona Cucina, il Vitel Tonné non dovrebbe esistere perché Carne + Pesce = Divieto Assoluto! Ma ecco l’eccezione che conferma la regola.

Questa introduzione culinaria potrebbe apparire bizzarra per una mostra d’arte, ma è assolutamente adatta per la organic exhibition che THE POOL NYC presenta a Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi in occasione della 57esima edizione de La Biennale di Venezia.

Acquolina in bocca per i più avidi collezionisti. Si tratta di una mostra ghiotta: vetri, ceramica, pittura, astratta e figurativa, video, installazioni, fotografia, disegni, acquerelli, diorami; una visione dell’arte come esperienza golosa, adatta a palati sopraffini.

Siamo orgogliosi di servirvi una selezione di junk media e artisti liberi, assai speziati e di varia provenienza, tutti però appartenenti alla stessa Cucina dell’Arte.

L’arte, per come la intendiamo, è la Grande Cucina con tanti cuochi, ognuno con la propria personalità, humor, fantasia, intelligenza e sensibilità.

Un comune denominatore fa sì che le arti, sebbene di secoli e luoghi diversi, ben convivano, proprio come nelle migliori ricette di cucina.

Nelle stanze di un antico palazzo veneziano del XVIII secolo, THE POOL NYC è felice di marinare un’ampia selezione di lavori di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea per una mostra davvero sfiziosa.

Camminare all’interno dei saloni del palazzo attrarrà i vostri occhi, stimolerà lo spirito e nutrirà la vostra avidità culturale. Ogni stanza è farcita d’arte per saziare il vostro bisogno di installazioni multimediali, di pittura figurativa, o di diorami senza conservanti.

Questo menu esplosivo vi rigenererà. Potrete cominciare con un antipasto di fotografia e finire con una spuma di ceramica invetriata.

La sala principale, guarnita con stucchi, ospita un banchetto dove l’intera famiglia dell’arte mangerà insieme, scambiando convivialmente opinioni.

In Italia siamo abituati a mangiare non tanto per sopravvivere o per il piacere del palato, ma soprattutto per stare insieme, come atto simposiaco. Non importa la nazionalità dei partecipanti, la loro età, il colore, l’appartenenza a una corrente artistica, che siano vegetariani, figurativi, o biodinamici; non discriminiamo nessuno per le visioni politiche o i media utilizzati; siamo aperti al Femminismo, allo Spazialismo, all’Astrattismo, alla Pop-Art; usiamo Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva e acrilico; ci ritroviamo tutti insieme allegramente e divoriamo tutto quel che ci viene proposto.

Preparatevi a un’esperienza golosa, che noi siamo felici di condividere con voi.


Ercole Barovier, Gina Beavers, Bertozzi & Casoni, Giacomo Cappellin, James Case-Leal, Eteri Chkadua, Marcel Dzama, Giorgio Ferro, Stefania Fersini, Piero Fogliati, Luigi Ghirri, Piero Gilardi, Giorgio Griffa, Riccardo Guarneri, Patrick Jacobs, Austin Lee, Sol LeWitt, Aldo Mondino, Niccolò Montesi, MVM, Luigi Ontani, Jonathan Rider, Andrea Salvatori, Antonio Scaccabarozzi, Carlo Scarpa, Peter Schuyff, Archimede Seguso, Bianca Sforni, Federico Solmi, Giuseppe Stampone, Fratelli Toso, Giulio Turcato, Ludwig Wilding.


Calle Rombiasio, Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venezia.

How to find us:

Once in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, walk opposite to Canal Grande, pass the church of Santa Maria del Giglio on the left and Tessitura Bevilacqua on the right, following THE POOL NYC stickers.

Vaporetto stop:  S. Maria del Giglio (same stop of the Gritti Palace)

Water access: Rio de l’Alboro (aka Rio de le Ostreghe) 

Hours of Operation: daily 11 am – 7 pm and by appointment

Vernissage and Opening Reception: 9th May 2017 at 6 pm. 



A special Thanks to Scaramouche NY for their collaboration