The Italian Embassy in Singapore is proud to present The Farnesina Collection of Contemporary & Modern Art, a truly unique event that offers a glimpse into the collective imagination.

Curated by renowne art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, the exhibition features a selection of artworks from the Farnesina collection, which is housed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.

These artworks represent the diversity and vitality of contemporary Italian creativity, and demonstrate the importance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening ties between people and cultures.

Dialogue

The Grand Italian Vision & the making of the Farnesina Collection

"Contemporary Art as a bridge to the future"

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 | 05:00 - 06:30 PM

The Arts House (Chamber Room)

1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

What is art if not an exploration of the collective imaginary to create a new vision? Pushing the boundaries of the tangible, The Grand Italian Vision: The Farnesina Collection is an exhibition of Italian Art curated by Achille Bonito Oliva which features selected artworks from the Farnesina collection of contemporary Italian art housed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.The seminar The Grand Italian Vision and the Making of the Farnesina Collection. Contemporary Art as a Bridge to the Future will address the function of cultural diplomacy, the versatile vitality of Italian creativity, and foundational role of art in strengthening ties among people and cultures. The event is organized by the Embassy of Italy in Singapore in collaboration with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and it is supported by National Arts Council and ASEF_Asia-Europe Foundation

Exhibition

Exploring the Boundaries of the Tangible: A Journey Through the Collective Imagination of Italian Art

The Grand Italian Vision: The Farnesina Collection, is an Italian art exhibition curated by Achille Bonito Oliva from the Collezione Farnesina – an extraordinary collection of contemporary Italian art housed in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rome. Set to make their first ever international stop in Singapore from 7 to  25 February 2023 at The Arts House Singapore in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Singapore, the upcoming exhibition spotlights the grandeur of Italian art from the 20th century till today through over 70 meticulously curated works. Featuring a broad collection of the most important art works of the Farnesina Collection, the exhibition will be brought to Singapore in a bid to delve into the rich cultural heritage it brings along from Italy. Looking to bring Singaporean visitors onboard an enthralling journey through the history of Italian art, the dynamic project stars avant-garde works of sculpture, mosaic, painting, photography, and installations seeking to redesign the story of Italy where art has become reflective of civilisation and lifestyle.

The Exhibition features the following Artists:

Carla Accardi – Afro - Getulio Alviani -  Matteo Basilé - Vanessa Beecroft - Elena Bellantoni - Domenico Bianchi -  Umberto Boccioni - Alighiero Boetti - Agostino Bonalumi - Danilo Bucchi  - Alberto Burri - Loris Cecchini - Mario Ceroli - Sandro Chia - Sarah Ciracì - Francesco Clemente - Pietro Consagra - Enzo Cucchi - Sabrina D'Alessandro - Gino De Dominicis - Nicola De Maria - Fortunato Depero - Gianni Dessì - Irene Dionisio - Tano Festa - Giuseppe Gallo - Alberto Garutti - Mimmo Jodice - Jannis Kounellis - Felice Levini - Sergio Lombardo - Piero Manzoni - Marino Marini - Arturo Martini - Fabio Mauri - Mario Merz - Marisa Merz – Mirko - Maurizio Mochetti - Liliana Moro - Nunzio - Luigi Ontani - Mimmo Paladino - Giulio Paolini - Pino Pascali - Luca Maria Patella - Achille Perilli - Benedetto Pietromarchi - Alfredo Pirri - Vettor Pisani - Michelangelo Pistoletto - Piero Pizzi Cannella - Fabrizio Plessi - Arnaldo Pomodoro - Daniele Puppi - Mimmo Rotella - Pietro Ruffo - Alberto Savinio - Mario Schifano - Marco Tirelli - Grazia Toderi - Giulio Turcato - Grazia Varisco - Gilberto Zorio.

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