The dream in all its shapes, abstract and interior, but also concrete and material. “DREAM. L’arte incontra i sogni” is an honiric exhibition part of the trilogy, created by Danilo Eccher for the Chiostro del Bramante, “LOVE. L’arte incontra l’amore” (2016) ed “ENJOY. L’arte incontra il divertimento” (2017). The exhibition, postponed until August, 25th 2019, describes contemporary art and its languages in the dreams sphere. It is an allegorical journey towards the most secret part of the human soul, a trip of reflection and discovery.

The dreams guide the visitors through a series of steps, stops and departing, a comparison with nature, a shape identification, personal and collective memories evocation, from shadows sublimation to light immersion, for entering into contact with the unconscious and the spiritual dimension.

Site-specific works alternate with works redesigned for the spaces of the Chiostro del Bramante, in a sequence that turns into one big story.

Learning and deepening are the instruments to dialogue with art, starting from the 20 artists here protagonists: Jaume Plensa, Anselm Kiefer, Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Doris Salcedo, Henrik Håkansson, Wolfgang Laib, Claudio Costa, Kate MccGwire, Anish Kapoor, Tsuyoshi Tane, Ryoji Ikeda, Bill Viola, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Peter Kogler, Luigi Ontani, Ettore Spalletti, Tatsuo Miyajima, James Turrell.

A man lying on the ground beneath a boundless starry sky (A. Kiefer); a room invaded by bundles of brushwood (M. Merz); in the confusion we lose our bearings, but a compass has been placed on a small sand dune (G. Anselmo); immersed in nature, we glimpse lights and the shadows of dancing figures (C. Boltanski); a mysterious creature made of feathers twists like a fearsome Demogorgon (K. MccGwire); a walkway leads in a line past an uprooted, suspended tree (H. Håkansson) through light, silk clothes pierced by numerous pins and memories (D. Salcedo) up to a sculpture in wood, iron and bone (C. Costa); nature strikes fear but sometimes offers succour in the calmness of its elements, with ashes and rice (W. Laib), while at other times it shows itself in all its grandeur with majestic, noble alabasters (A. Kapoor).
We leave the shadows to breathe in a new dimension, a golden rain that brightens everything up (T. Tane), while sounds and images restore the dimension of the cosmos (R. Ikeda); purification occurs through water (B. Viola); the journey continues through a soft cave made of wool with rock paintings (A. Kehayoglou), and from the lush natural world of Patagonia we suddenly find ourselves in a labyrinthine dimension that’s abstract and geometrical (P. Kogler).
The bed is one of the places for dreaming, for sleeping as access to other dimensions (L. Ontani); in dreams there are openings in space and time that can alienate us (T. Miyajima); the dream is coloured with sweetness and harmony (E. Spalletti); the dream is light and depth that enchants and allows us to glimpse infinity (J. Turrell).

The dream becomes also a storytelling voice. For the first time in the world, the audioguide becomes a tale of the exhibition, special and full of feeling, read by 14 great Italian actors.
Words able to amplify, evocate and build a new strong dream, written by Director Ivan Cotroneo, to go along the exhibition with the visitor.
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The interpreters are Angela Baraldi, Giulia Bevilacqua, Marco Bocci, Cristiana Capotondi, Valentina Cervi, Matilda de Angelis, Isabella Ferrari, Matteo Oscar Giuggioli, Giuseppe Maggio, Brando Pacitto, Alessandro Preziosi, Alessandro Roia, Valeria Solarino, Simona Tabasco.

The audioguide planned for children by Antenna International, allowes the youngest to live a wounderful adventure looking for dreams.
The protegonist of the tale is a group of nice and brave children, exploring dreams, who travel among shadows, sounds and identities to reveal in the brighting light.


Chiostro del Bramante, via Arco della Pace 5, Roma
From Saturday, 29 September 2018 until Sunday 25, August 2019
06 68809035
21 April 10.00 > 21.00
22 April 10.00 > 21.00
25 April 10.00 > 21.00
1 May 10.00 > 21.00

From Monday to Friday 10.00 – 20.00 Saturday & Sunday 10.00 – 21.00 (The ticketing office closes one hour before the closure).

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