Young Italian Artists
01 Jul - 20 Aug 2006
# 8503, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang Dst. Pechino 100015 Cina
tel. 0086 10 6436 1005 fax 0086/10 - 6436 1006
Tuesday-Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
As part of a series of events organized the Year of Italy in China, Galleria Continua is presenting a collective exhibition of Italian artists in its Beijing gallery. The aim of Young Italian Artists at the Turn of the Millennium is to offer an overview of the Italian art scene by presenting some of the most important artists who began to work in the period between 1990 and 2000.
Organized in collaboration with the Giulio di Gropello Collection, the objective is to provide concrete support to Italian art, showing a selection of works by artists who have contributed in a significant way to shaping current art trends in Italy.
The desire to support Italian art by presenting it to a Chinese and broader international public has an authoritative precedent in the Italian Studio Program at the PS1-MOMA of New York. Organized and financed by Giulio di Gropello in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the programme ran from 1998 to 2004 and provided concrete support to Italian art. The nature of the project and the continuity and commitment that characterized it have been an example of how to promote Italian art by inserting it into an international, mutually enriching context. Some of the artists whose work will feature in the forthcoming exhibition were part of this experience.
The hope is that the Young Italian Artists at the Turn of the Millennium exhibition will encourage a process of cultural exchange by providing an opportunity to see works that reflect the energy and vitality of the Italian art scene.
The exhibition features works by Mario Airò, Massimo Bartolini, Simone Berti, Gianni Caravaggio, Maurizio Cattelan, Loris Cecchini, Paolo Chiasera, Roberto Cuoghi, Lara Favaretto, Giuseppe Gabellone, Stefania Galegati, Francesco Gennari, Norma Jeane, Mocellin-Pellegrini, Walter Niedermayr, Luca Pancrazzi, Diego Perrone, Paola Pivi, Pietro Roccasalva, Elisa Sighicelli, Rudolf Stingel, Grazia Toderi, vedovamazzei and Italo Zuffi.