The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea inaugurates its new exhibitions program under the direction of Cristiana Collu with the opening, from June 22, 2016 to January 29, 2017, of the group show The Lasting curated by Saretto Cincinelli.
The exhibition, dedicated to the relevance of temporal dimension both in artistic practice and poetics, features more than 30 works by 15 Italian and international artists from different generations: Francis Alÿs, Barbara Probst, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tatiana Trouvé, Franco Vimercati, alongside younger but already successful protagonists, such as: Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Emanuele Becheri, Antonio Catelani, Giulia Cenci, Daniela De Lorenzo, Antonio Fiorentino, Marie Lund, Elizabeth McAlpine, Alessandro Piangiamore, Andrea Santarlasci, and with the inclusion of works by Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Medardo Rosso from the museum’s permanent collection.
The works on display—all of large format—span from painting to sculpture, as well as from video to photography, and are hosted in a single, huge space—the museum’s central hall—taking advantage of its verticality, too, in order to form a whole with the surrounding environment. Traditionally conceived as being antithetical and conflicting, the concepts of duration and interval lie at the center of this exhibition in an ever-changing way, as if two sides of the same coin or two simultaneous and indivisible moments of the very same transformation process.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea with a vast iconographic apparatus, with texts by Dario Franceschini and Cristiana Collu, and essays by Saretto Cincinelli, Jacques Rancière, Francesco Piccolo, Massimo Mininni, Arabella Natalini, and Carolina Pozzi.