CD is delighted to announce the exhibition ‘Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea’ at MACRO, Rome curated by Antonella Sbrilli and Maria Grazia Tolomeo, which reflects upon the theme of Time and its increasing urgency in contemporary society.
This major exhibition includes works by over fifty artists including ‘Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno’ by Elaine Shemilt & Stephen Partridge, commissioned by Cultural Documents in 2010, and filmed in Venafro, Molise.
In the era in which technology and the internet have changed our perception of reality, the rhythm and concept of Time continues to measure our lives in accordance with systems created hundreds of years ago.
Our calendar is still based on the Gregorian calendar, introduced over four hundred years ago; the day marked by twenty-four hours, calculated by the clock, to whom we entrust the organization of our time.
Thanks to the internet, Time has accelerated and also dilated, because social networks never go to sleep, remaining active round the clock. There is almost no distinction between day and night and Time has become a steady stream of seconds, minutes and hours, just like the dial of our watches, where the hand never stops.
The curatorial arrangement of artists’ works suggest some thematic routes:
Rhythms (Balla, Cambellotti, Paolini, Camoni, Romualdi, Mayr, Patella);
Today, Tomorrow (Boetti, Ceroli, Mattiacci, Spinelli);
Working days (Opalka, Pietrella, Adami, Blank, Giovannoni);
Date (On Kawara, Vezzoli, Darboven, Comani);
Special dates (De Dominicis, Closky, Albani, Sebregondi, Bertozzi & Casoni, Pignotti, Fois);
Calendars (Boetti, Novelli, Miccini, Ori, Ghirri, Abate, Mambor, Mari, Cattelan, Neuenschwander, Camoni);
Diaries (Breakwell, Rubio, AOS);
Steps (Vaccari, Vautier, Baruchello Benetta);
24 hours (Almond, Camporesi, Shemilt & Partridge).
Site-specific works by artists of Manfredi Beninati, Daniele Puppi and Caccavale.
Participatory works explore social networks, events, games, performances, meetings, lectures, readings, conducted in collaboration with the students of Contemporary Art History courses at the Sapienza University of Rome – Department of History, Arts and Entertainment.
‘Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea‘
01 April – 02 October 2016
MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma
Modern Art Museum
Via Nizza, 138, 00198 Roma, Italy
‘Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno’ by Elaine Shemilt & Stephen Partridge was commissioned by Cultural Documents in 2010 for the exhibition ‘A Purposeful Regression‘ at Galleria Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso.
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