Edition: 56. International Art Exhibition - All The World’s Futures directed by Okwui Enwezor (9 May - 22 November 2015)
Titolo del Padiglione Italia: Codice Italia
Curator: Vincenzo Trione
Commissioner: Federica Galloni
Catalogue: Codice Italia, 56. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte La Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, a cura di Vincenzo Trione, Bompiani, Milano 2015
For the 56. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (9 May - 22 November 2015), the Italian Pavilion will be curated by Vincenzo Trione, who has presented an exhibition project on Italian art entitled "Codice Italia". "Codice Italia" aims to retrace significant regions of Italian art today, bringing to light certain constants: unfamiliar axonances, unexpected correspondences. It retraces relevant contemporary poetic experiences, with the intention of outlining the contours of what, beyond many oscillations, remains the foundation of our stylistic "genetic code".
The exhibition aims to bring out the "Codice Italia", moving on different registers. A number of "revelatory cases" have been chosen: artists of different generations who have proposed an original interpretation of the concept of "avant-garde", welding linguistic experimentation and restless dialogue with that immense deposit that is memory. These artists are invited to create symbolic works, which have almost the value of a poetic manifesto. The same artists are asked to accompany their works with the creation of a sort of room of wonders, inspired by the model of the Atlas set up by Aby Warburg: an installation in which dissonant fragments of implicit echoes underlying their research are collected. An unrepeatable opportunity to encounter the moments of a revealed genealogy.
The artists invited to the 2015 Italian Pavilion are: Alis/Filliol, Andrea Aquilanti, Francesco Barocco, Vanessa Beecroft, Antonio Biasiucci, Giuseppe Caccavale, Paolo Gioli, Jannis Kounellis, Nino Longobardi, Marzia Migliora, Luca Monterastelli, Mimmo Paladino, Claudio Parmiggiani, Nicola Samorì, Aldo Tambellini. In other words, the protagonists of Arte Povera and Transavanguardia (Kounellis, Paladino, Longobardi), large isolated figures (Parmiggiani and Gioli), heirs to the post-war neo-avant-garde movements (Tambellini), personalities who are difficult to pin down within trends (Biasiucci, Caccavale, Aquilanti), some of the most original voices on the international scene (Beecroft) and artists of the latest generation (Alis/Filliol, Barocco, Migliora, Monterastelli and Samorì).
Artists who share the idea of their works as a place where the desire to innovate languages and a problematic dialogue with important moments in art history coexist. This idea is expressed through different media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, performance and cinema.
Related event: Codice Italia Academy