La Galleria Nazionale
La Galleria Nazionale
The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art preserves the most complete collection dedicated to Italian and foreign art between the 19th and the 21st centuries
Between paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations, the nearly 20,000 works of the collection are the expression of the main artistic currents of the last two centuries, from Neoclassicism to Impressionism, from Divisionism to the Historical Avantgarde of the early twentieth century, from Futurism and Surrealism, to the most a conspicuous nucleus of Italian art works between the 1920s and 1940s, from the twentieth century to the so-called Roman School
"Time is Out of Joint"
October 11th, 2016 to April, 15, 2018
The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea has started a new chapter in its history with the exhibition Time is Out of Joint. The display is part of a wide process—initiated on June 21, 2016 and lead by Director Cristiana Collu—aimed at transforming, rearranging, and renovating the museum, which now offers the public totally renewed spaces and a profound reinterpretation of its collection.Thanks to the institutional autonomy granted by the latest reform of the Italian Culture Ministry (MiBACT), the Galleria Nazionale presents itself as a place for discover and research, contemplation and reflection upon art languages and practices and upon the role of a contemporary museum. In this exhibition time needs to be realigned, or “set to rights,” by weaving new, unexpected relationships in the symbolic space of the museum in a sort of simultaneous coexistence.
"Body To Body"
Curated by Paola Ugolini.
The exhibition analyses the exact moment when the artist’s work is characterized by the appropriation of new languages that range from dance to the event, from the happening to theatre, from painting to music, from theory to sculpture, and from cinema to video. Within these complex cultural events, the exhibition aims to cut out only the space in which the artist, having left behind the traditional art forms, uses his/her body as a means of expression. It is a crucial moment that covers the two decades of the 1960s and ‘70s, years of consciousness-raising and self-determination, characterized by experimental research that varyingly expressed the feminist themes of such artists as Marina Abramović, Tomaso Binga, Sanja Iveković, Ketty la Rocca, Gina Pane, Suzanne Santoro, and Francesca Woodman, and of dance pioneers like Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer.