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  • Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting (1974)Super 8mm film on HD video,10:50 min, b&w and color, silent, Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

SCREENING “SPLITTING” BY GORDON MATTA-CLARK

 

Saturday 27 October 2018 at 12.00pm

On the occasion of Videocittà, a film and audio-visual festival that foresees many different events taking place in Rome, Fondazione Giuliani will screen Gordon Matta-Clark’s film, Splitting. The film was selected specifically by artist Fredrik Værslev, whose solo show, Tan Lines, is currently on display in the Foundation. Splitting documents Matta-Clark’s radical cutting of a house in two, located on Humphrey Street, Englewood, New Jersey.

On Saturday, 27 October at 12.00pm, you’re invited to an event organized by Videocittà, with an informal conversation about the exhibition and the film.

 

Opening Francesco Vezzoli PARTY POLITICS

 

PARTY POLITICS

The entertainment of politics, the politics of entertainment

 

Opening 15 April at 6.00 pm
from 16 April to 19 July 2019

 

Through the exploration of power, and of the power structures of contemporary media culture, Francesco Vezzoli tackles an ongoing preoccupation with the fundamental ambiguity of truth, the seductive power of language, and the instability of the human persona. Using a range of media, from film and performance, to photography and needlepoint, Vezzoli creates artworks rich in references and quotations, which challenge the distinctions between “high art” and popular culture.

 

Francesco Vezzoli first achieved fame with his video productions of pop icons and celebrities, while his more recent practice reflects on the iconography of Italy’s past. With Party Politics, Vezzoli continues his investigation of collective narratives, this time analyzing the relationships between politics, entertainment, and visual art. Drawing from a selection of archival photographs taken by photo-reporters primarily in the 1980s, the exhibition explores the slow decline of political commitment in Italy as it shifts away from 1960s radicalism and collectivity, towards an era marked by hedonism and socialite culture.

 

A selection of medium to large format photographs capture the media events, political engagements, and social festivities of well-known politicians and personalities, in a presentation that calls to mind both the courtly portraits of Hans Holbein the Younger and the modern moral subjects of William Hogarth. With a critical, yet never blasphemous eye, Vezzoli transforms the photographs, rich in symbolism, allusion and paradox, into epic portraits of an era. The moments immortalized thus become both the testimonies of a past era and an omen for the future.

 

We are also very pleased to have the participation of noted writer and political journalist Filippo Ceccarelli, whose new book, Invano. Il potere in Italia da De Gasperi a questi qua (In vain. Power in Italy from De Gasperi to these ones), was published by Feltrinelli in 2018. Each artwork in the exhibition will be accompanied by a text written by Ceccarelli, who very graciously accepted the invitation to collaborate in the project.

Summer break

We inform you that Fondazione Giuliani will be closed in August.

We‘ll be back in September with the set up of our next exhibition: a solo show by Ibrahim Mahama, which will open in October! More details coming soon.

 

Happy holidays!

Upcoming in the Foundation

October > December 2019

 

Fondazione Giuliani is very pleased to present the solo exhibition, Living Grains, by artist Ibrahim Mahama.

from October to December 2019

  • Ibrahim Mahama, Parliament of Ghosts, 2014 - 2019 2-channel film, 7:30 min

Guided tour of the exhibition LIVING GRAINS by Ibrahim Mahama on the occasion of Videocittà

 

On the occasion of Videocittà, a film and audio-visual festival that foresees many different events taking place in Rome, Fondazione Giuliani will present a guided tour of the exhibition LIVING GRAINS by Ibrahim Mahama.

 

The show includes the 2-channel film Parliament of Ghosts (2014 – 2019) and the VR film Promises of hanging living men have no dead weight (2014 – 2019), which will be discussed during the visit.

 

Wednesday, 27 November 2019
6:30 pm
Fondazione Giuliani
Via Gustavo Bianchi 1, Rome

EXTENDED SHOW – LIVING GRAINS by Ibrahim Mahama

 

Fondazione Giuliani is pleased to announce that the exhibition LIVING GRAINS by Ibrahim Mahama is extended until January 18th, 2020.

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

 

During the holidays Fondazione Giuliani will not follow the usual opening hours.

 

From 23rd December to 6th January you can visit us by appointment, sending an email at info@fondazionegiuliani.org.

 

We wish you happy holidays!

 

 

  • Esther Kläs

Upcoming show: Esther Kläs MAYBE IT CAN BE DIFFERENT

 

Fondazione Giuliani is very pleased to present the solo show Maybe It Can Be Different, by artist Esther Kläs

 

Opening Thursday, 13 February 2020

from 6pm to 9pm

 

from 14 February to 18 April 2020

Important communication 8 March 2020

 

Following the Government Decree of 8 March 2020, we are very sorry to let you know that Fondazione Giuliani will close temporarily until further notice. For updated information, please visit our website and social media channels.

 

Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you all again soon!

  • Fredrik Værslev«Tan Lines»; Exhibition view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2017; Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Gió Marconi (Milan) and STANDARD (Oslo); Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Gunnar Meier.
  • Fredrik Værslev«Tan Lines»; Exhibition view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2017; Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Gió Marconi (Milan) and STANDARD (Oslo); Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Gunnar Meier.
  • Fredrik Værslev «Tan Lines»; Exhibition view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2017; Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Gió Marconi (Milan) and STANDARD (Oslo); Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Gunnar Meier.

Itinerant solo show of Fredrik Vaerslev at Fondazione Giuliani

 

Fondazione Giuliani is pleased to announce that next autumn will host an itinerant solo show for Norwegian artist Fredrik Vaerslev.
The show is currently at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and will be at Kunstverrein Bonn before arriving to Fondazione Giuliani.

 

Fredrik Værslev (1979, lives in Drammen, Norway) has made an impression through his extensive painterly practice, which despite precise planning and execution always leaves space for coincidence. For example, he exposes his works to the weather, hangs his canvases on display on trees for months, or offers artist colleagues his own works for interventions. He thus celebrates a defined painterly gesture and carries the idea of appropriation to extremes.

At the Kunst Halle Værslev’s show, named “Tan Lines”, new work groups are being presented for the first time «Tan Lines».
The first includes canvases hanging in space, which face the second series of works on the wall as an installative whole. The second work group presented at the exhibition is composed of ‘Garden Paintings’, on which Værslev has been working intensely in recent years.

  • Mircea CantorTake The World Into The World, 2017

Prolonged Show

 

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition Your Ruins Are My Flag by artist Mircea Cantor, currently underway at the Giuliani Foundation, has been extended until January 27, 2018.

  • MATERIA, PER ORAInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, 2018; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORAEtwas Abwesendes, dessen Anwesenheit erwartet wurde, 2015; marble; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORACandle Column (Alicja/Gregor), 2017; bronze, paint; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORASUPPORT (Atleta), 2018; Carrara marble; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORAInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, 2018; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORARadio (Alicja R-603), 2014; plastic 367.5 g, iron 325.7 g, brass 29.4 g, phenol resin 28.5 g, copper 26.5 g, aluminum 20.9 g, zinc 14.5 g, silicone 12.4 g, tin 10.8 g, magnet 9.5 g, ceramic 0.6 g, glass 0.2 g, 17 jars, vitrine; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORAInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, 2018; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORAInstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, 2018; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORA_1518 leere Liter bis zum Anfang_, 2008/2018; 1337,28 kg empty Selters glass bottles with bottle tops, pulverized; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORAAndere Bedingung (Aggregatzustand), 2009; wood, mirror, metal, brass, steel bar; photo Giorgio Benni
  • MATERIA, PER ORATotum pro parte (Ein Hocker ist ein Bild), 2017; found bar stool, mirror, glass; photo Giorgio Benni

MATERIA, PER ORA

May 10 > July 20, 2018

 

“I’m trying to see what reality is for me, and what it is for us all”.

Fondazione Giuliani is pleased to present artist Alicja Kwade’s first solo show in Rome. Kwade’s research begins with an acute study of reality and its internal structures, in order to arrive at parallel mental universes with a multiplicity of possible readings. Fascinated by the indeterminate boundaries between the visible and invisible, Kwade explores what is real and what is not, stimulating the gaze of the spectator in a game where space, time, science and philosophy create a labyrinth of perceptions.

Through sculpture, installation, video and photography, Kwade manipulates and transforms everyday objects, creating different forms, imbuing them with different meanings and value, thus revealing the many and sometimes obscured substrates of the visible. Because, as the artist explains, matter exists in a space of eleven dimensions, seven of which are inaccessible and unknown to us but that coexist in parallel to those we already know. Forms and materials that inhabit our experiential universe undergo metamorphoses and distortions to demonstrate how anything can assume a different form and be subject to changes in its physical nature, structure and substance. Each of Kwade’s works conceals a meticulous scientific research expressed in a language constructed with synthetic and essential forms, where the sign that invites us to think and reinterpret continuously what the eye and our unconscious observe. In addition to exploring our perception of reality, time and space, her works also question society and its conventions, and both the natural and artificial patterns that condition our way of thinking.

The exhibition in Fondazione Giuliani, MATERIA, PER ORA,is an even more in-depth study of material, matter and materiality. Kwade investigates the philosophical concept of deconstruction/construction, focusing on the process of transformation of matter in contact with different dimensions present in nature. Convinced that matter is nothing other than an infinite series of combinations of itself in space and time, her works play with repetition, decomposition, variation of scale and destruction/reconstruction, connoting them as sculptural meditations on the nature of objects. Dematerialisation generates a de-signification, a moment in which new elaborations and readings can occur, a possibility to represent space and time that we cannot yet perceive.

Alicja Kwade was born in 1979 in Kotowice, Poland; she lives and works in Berlin. Her most recent international solo shows include: AMBO, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (2018); LinienLand, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2018); ReReason, YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2017-2018); Phase, König Galerie, Berlin (2017); In Aporie, kamel mennour, Paris (2017); Medium Median, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Alicja Kwade, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2016); Against the Run, Public Art Fund, New York (2015-2016). In 2015 she was awarded Kunsthalle Mannheim’s prestigious Hector-Prize, and in 2017 her work WeltenLinie (One in a Time) was included in the Pavilion of Time and Infinity of the 57th Venice Biennial.

A very special thanks to the Polish Institute of Rome.

  • Roberto FassoneShhh (1916 modi per costruire una piramide invisibile), 2018
  • Roberto FassoneShhh (1916 modi per costruire una piramide invisibile), 2018
  • Roman OndakMore Silent Than Ever, 2006
  • Evelyn Taocheng WangIdle Chatter, Gossipy Rome, installation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018, photo Roberto Apa
  • Evelyn Taocheng WangIdle Chatter, Gossipy Rome, 2018
  • Evelyn Taocheng WangIdle Chatter, Gossipy Rome, 2018
  • Evelyn Taocheng WangIdle Chatter, Gossipy Rome, 2018
  • Ulises CarriónChewing Gum, 1983
  • Psst... A Play on Gossipinstallation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018, photo Roberto Apa
  • Ulises CarriónHamlet, for Two Voices, 1977 (activated by Adelaide Cioni and Fabio Giorgi Alberti)
  • Ulises CarriónHamlet, for Two Voices, 1977 (activated by Adelaide Cioni and Fabio Giorgi Alberti)
  • Marco Palmieri and Catherine ParsonageBar, 2018
  • Louwrien WijersMental Sculpture; installation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018, photo Roberto Apa
  • Louwrien WijersMental Sculpture
  • Louwrien WijersMental Sculpture
  • Louwrien WijersMental Sculpture; installation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018, photo Roberto Apa
  • Wu TsangGirl Talk, 2015, video; installation view at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018, photo Roberto Apa
  • Martina-Sofie WildbergerConversation piece: Alice and Bob by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta, 2017
  • Martina-Sofie WildbergerConversation piece: Alice and Bob by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta, 2017
  • Martina-Sofie WildbergerConversation piece: Alice and Bob by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta, 2017
  • Martina-Sofie WildbergerConversation piece: Alice and Bob by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta, 2017
  • Martina-Sofie WildbergerConversation piece: Alice and Bob by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta, 2017
  • Jahān Xājavi, Catherine Parsonage, Marco Palmieri________ is a tender feeling, 2018
  • Jahān Xājavi, Catherine Parsonage, Marco Palmieri________ is a tender feeling, 2018
  • Jahān Xājavi, Catherine Parsonage, Marco Palmieri________ is a tender feeling, 2018
  • Jahān Xājavi, Catherine Parsonage, Marco Palmieri________ is a tender feeling, 2018
  • Jahān Xājavi, Catherine Parsonage, Marco Palmieri________ is a tender feeling, 2018

PSST…A PLAY ON GOSSIP

APRIL 2018

 

Psst… A Play On Gossip
two evenings of performance, live acts and gestures

curated by Adrienne Drake, Ilaria Gianni, Arnisa Zeqo

with Ulises Carrión (activated by Adelaide Cioni and Fabio Giorgi Alberti), Roberto Fassone, Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Louwrien Wijers, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Jahān Xājavi, Arnisa Zeqo.

Psst…A Play on Gossip murmurs, whispers for your attention, wishing to embrace you through two evenings of live acts, gestures, puns, poetry and screenings. Working within the interstices and lapses of language, it focuses on the potential of the spoken word to build our visual imagery, to develop and convey a critical position.

Psst…A Play on Gossip is interested in opening up the expanded power of words as signifiers ‘entering’ a script through a play on spoken, shouted, declaimed and whispered information.

Mother tongues, father tonnes, miscommunicated signals reproduce language as a shifting body.  What triggers our mind in front of the use of a specific term, before the quality of a voice, of an expression, of an intonation, of a linguistic style? How can gossip become a performative tool for artistic reproduction and narrative? How can the anecdotal be interpreted as both an experimental form of critical discourse and as a radical form of knowledge?

Fondazione Giuliani becomes a stage on which the scripts of a play aim to shift the perception of the exhibition space and try to branch out within the visitor’s impressions.

So, hey, psst, we invite you to come sit with us offstage or onstage, play with our play, witness our speeches, our words, our combinations of sounds, and act as vessels in releasing the flow of language in a Play on Gossip.

Wednesday 4th April 2018
6:00pm to 9:30pm
with performances and interventions by Ulises Carrión, Roberto Fassone, Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, and Evelyn Taocheng Wang.

Friday 20th April 2018
6:00pm to 9:30pm
with performances and interventions by Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Louwrien Wijers Martina-Sofie Wildberger, and Jahān Xājavi.

 

With thanks to KNIR Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

  • Fredrik VærslevTan Lines, installation view, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland November 11 - January 14, 2018

OPENING TONIGHT

Opening tonight!

Tan Lines, a solo show by Fredrik Værslev.

Friday, October 12

from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

13 October > 22 December 2018

  • Fredrik Værslev, TAN LINES, installation view at Fondazione Giuliani (Rome), 2018Courtesy: the artist; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Gió Marconi, Milan and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo; Photo: Roberto Apa

Holidays break and Upcoming

 

 

Saturday, 22nd December is the last day of the show TAN LINES by Fredrik Værslev. We’re open from 3pm to 7.30pm.

 

The Foundation will be closed for holidays from December 24th to January 7th.

 

Our office will open on Tuesday, January 8th and the Foundation will open to the public on April with a new show. More info soon!

 

Happy holidays!