Lara Favaretto, Recycling landscape


We breathe a different air these days at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, we dive into a first new journey in contemporary in a dialogue with the ancient.
The Quirinale Palace hosts a contemporary art exhibition for the first time: “From me to us. The City Without Borders “, conceived and promoted by the MiBACT General Directorate of Arts and Contemporary Architecture and Urban Peripherals of MiBACT, General Manager Federica Galloni and the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.

The first contemporary art exhibition “From IO to NOI. The City Without Borders “is open until December 17, 2017.

Art combines with the urban suburbs and brings us with sweetness, strength, freedom and anthropological-social study in the most crude places of our beautiful Italy. An air full of hope and desire for change in this show, in the halls we find artists who go and come, intellectual, curious, all for this new project is curated by Anna Mattirolo.

Botto and Bruno Video 3’25”. Gianfranco Botto (Torino, 1963), Roberta Bruno (Torino, 1966). 2012 L’enfant sauvage


There are 22 Italian and international artists present (resident or often active in our country). They have been invited to work on today’s metropolis without boundaries, highlighting their potential in the Alessandro VII Gallery and adjacent halls:

Lara Almarcegui, Rosa Barba, Botto & Bruno, Maurizio Cattelan, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Jimmie Durham, Lara Favaretto, Flavio Favelli, Claire Fontaine, Alberto Garutti, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Francesco Jodice, Adrian Paci, Diego Perrone, Alessandro Piangiamore, Eugenio Tibaldi, Grazia Toderi, Vedovamazzei, Luca Vitone, Sislej Xhafa, Tobias Zielony


Claire Fontaine. collettivo fondato a Parigi nel 2004. Untitled (Band) 2013
Six realistic mannequins, prayer beads, 20E note, shoes, hats and clothes purchased from Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Belleville


Artistic research is the result of the collaboration of a scientific committee chaired by: Federica Galloni e composto da Vincenzo de Bellis, Carolina Italiano, Luca Molinari, Chiara Parisi, Andrea Segre, Esmeralda Valente.

A journey between urban and unfinished landscapes, outlying suburbs, délabré popular homes, fields and infrastructures forgotten in continuous struggle with the cities that are expanding more and more … the periphery is the focal point where to revive our society and the pivot of our world contemporary. Today globalization leads us to this scenario, as in most of the world, defined as “postmetropolis”. The periphery looks for new spaces and finds it beyond its boundaries, hybridizing to other types of spaces, today more than ever multicultural.

Lara Favaretto, The Man Who Fell To Earth 2016 Colored confetti, 2 elements, 90x90x90 cm each (about 400 pounds of confetti each) Courtesy the Artist and Gallery Franco Noero, Turin – Photo Sebastiano Pellion of Persano

The periphery is the mirror of our society, a new way of living the contemporary city, to highlight conflicts, fears, distances, but also new relationships, welcome to the search for stability, we find different identities that talk to each other without the fear of the other of the unusual, and new forms of community are constantly changing.

Flavio Favelli, Palmira – Made like we like Italians, 2015 acrylic on wall 2.20 x 24 mt. permanent work realized on the facade of the Civic Market of Iglesias (side of Via Oristano)


Today’s Art brings us to reflect on seeking a change to interpret new ways to travel within the suburbs and the territory. Exposed works are all very strong, they all make us think, catapult in cities, in people’s history, in the everyday life of this peripheral universe. Various works have been selected from collections, museums, public spaces, some remarks,

Alberto Garutti, All the steps I’ve made in my life have brought me here, now 2015 Cement concrete agglomerate, 132x85x6 cm pigment – Courtesy of the artist in comodato at the Farnesina Collection – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


I would like to make this trip with you on some works that strike us in a particular way …

We are welcomed by young assistant in the halls and our eyes star to see the splendid works of Alessandro Piangiamore that recreate nature and masterfully discover concrete elements of the plant from the ikebana series; in the path you pass a small balcony room where on the right we find strangely narrow plants and kept by small pieces of wood to point out how our palaces built without control can’t always support each other …

You get to the installation of Claire Fontaine by immersing yourself in the humanity of Banlieu in this case in Paris and talking about the social realism with which you are strongly dragged into the six characters, participating in this ongoing dialogue with the visitor . On the other side of wall, Tobias Zielony’s work describes us as Scampia’s sails, a symbol of degradation, but with such a terrific eye to make her look beautiful, full of order and balance. At the bottom of the strong visual impact Sislej Xhafa’s work entitled “Whisper Harmony” made with a series of ecological baths with antennas, to remind us that wherever we are connected in today’s communication.

Alfredo Jaar, Santiago de Chile, 1956. The old world is dying the new one to appear, and in this clarity the monsters are born. 2015 Red neon mounted on wall 18×1150 cm


Next we find the Appropriation Room communicating informal dynamics for us to relive the space in the suburbs … like the work of Vedovamazzei which at first mentions us to think of the Princess fairy tale on a pea, a stack of mattresses that supports a bicycle, the same as the Fausto Coppi champion, as an ironic iron mausoleum.

Adrian Paci, Scutari, 1969. Rasha 2017 video, color, sound 20’56”


Next we find the Appropriation Room communicating informal dynamics for us to relive the space in the suburbs … like the work of Vedovamazzei which at first mentions us to think of the Princess fairy tale on a pea, a stack of mattresses that supports a bicycle, the same as the Fausto Coppi champion, as an ironic iron mausoleum. In this great hall we also find Maurizio Catelan’s “tourists”, here and their embalmed pigeons, who live and use silently our cities with great humor and strikes Alfredo Jaar’s light-focused work “the old world is dying . The new one is late to appear. In this clarity the monsters are born, “I would say that I do not give space to monsters but to beauty. Let’s go to the Hall of Integration and Reception and strike the work of Mona Hatoum, I find it ingenious, a woven rug with electric wires where end lighted bulbs light up and turn off depending on breathing, the chaotic imagination of life housekeeper.

Francesco Jodice, Napoli, 1967. Postcards from other spaces, Naples


We arrive after this moment of uneasiness at the Meraviglia Hall, where we find a work on the memories of Flavio Favelli with the old ridiculous bourgeoisie of the Pugliese, Romantic and melancholic firms or the magnificent colorful ephemeral cubes that will self-destruct with the passing of Laura Favaretto’s time, Formidable minimalist sculptures created by confetti under the title “the man who fell to earth” geometry abandons the ideal perfection in contact with reality.

Witchwoman, a duo born in 1991 by Simeone Crispino and Stella Scala. My Weakness 2000 Mattresses, Bicycle, Crystal & Mill. 310 x 100 x 200 cm


La mostra: Il progetto muove dalla riflessione sulla questione della periferia: “utilizzando i diversi linguaggi dell’arte contemporanea – pittura, scultura, fotografia, video, installazione – per restituire una dimensione poetica di una società in trasformazione, seguendo le tracce lasciate dall’uomo sul territorio, le forme di paesaggio che l’azione umana genera, gli oggetti che perdono la mera funzione pratica per acquisire il valore di testimonianza del percorso di un’esistenza, l’identità che quel nuovo ambiente, così generato, è in grado di trasmettere. Al centro della considerazione degli artisti è, infatti, un doppio sguardo che oscilla dalla condizione individuale a quella collettiva, restituendo un immaginario visibile attinto da storie e vissuti invisibili: narrazioni che si sviluppano nel contesto di periferie avvertite come luoghi senza confini, labirintici e in continuo mutamento nelle quali le persone tratteggiano il loro difficoltoso percorso di conquista di una propria, a volte trasformata, identità.

The project: this project moves from reflection on the question of the periphery: “Using the different languages of contemporary art – painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation – to return a poetic dimension of a transforming society, following the traces left by ‘ man on the territory, the forms of landscape that human action generates, objects that lose the mere practical function of acquiring the value of witness to the path of existence, the identity that that new environment, thus generated, is capable of to transmit.

At the heart of the artist’s consideration is, in fact, a double glance that swings from individual to collective, returning a visible imagination drawn from invisible stories and experiences: narratives that develop in the context of peripheries felt as places without boundaries, labyrinths and a continuous change in which people tile their difficult path to conquering their own, sometimes transformed, identity.

The Quirinal: is one of the main places in which the life of the Italian Republic takes place. The visit of the Palace, with its daily opening and public access to new environments, leads to the discovery of a heritage of art, history and culture of inestimable value, an expression of Italian work, creativity and genius; at the same time it allows to know the venue where the President of the Republic carries out his duties, meets high institutional offices, representatives of other states and international bodies, representatives of civil society, citizens. The Quirinale is a living and vital palace for our democracy, protagonist today as yesterday in the history of the country, and as such constitutes the House of the Italians in full. “The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella

Info and booking:

From October 24 to December 17, 2017, the Quirinale Palace hosts the exhibition of contemporary art: “From me to us. The City Without Borders “.

Entrance: Via del Quirinale at Via della Consulta – 00187 Roma.

Opening days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays –

Time: 10 am to 4 pm. Last entry at 15.00

The visit lasts for a maximum of one hour

Access to the exhibition does not include visiting the Quirinale Palace.

You must be present 10/15 minutes before the start of the visit. The exhibition is free.

The booking procedure for access costs € 1.50. The reservation is nominative, non-transferable and can be done in the following ways:

booking on line / book your visit

via Call center, tel. 06, Monday to Friday 9.00 -13.00 / 14.00 -17.00, Saturday 9.00 -14.00, closed on Sundays.

at INFOPOINT, Information & Reservations Center (Montecavallo, 15th), on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

If the names of the names given at the time of booking do not coincide with the data resulting from the documents, they will not be allowed access. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The date and time of visit can not be changed and the ticket is non-refundable.

Reserved visits may be subject to changes in institutional commitments. In that case you will be able to visit the other date or get the refund of the amount paid.



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By Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia

She is an independent curator, art advisor and international marketing management consultant. For more than 20 years, he has been a cultural designer of events related to contemporary art with particular attention to unusual spaces and interactions with other arts.

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