The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 22, 2019


National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art explores the role of the vase in art
Installation view. Photo: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.


ROME.- With the exhibition On Flower Power. The Role of the Vase in Arts, Crafts and Design, curated by Martí Guixé with Inga Knölke, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea radically and unconventionally explores the hybrid territory in which art, design and craftsmanship interact.

This exhibition represents the first occasion for the Galleria Nazionale to compare these languages in relation to contemporary art and focuses on a seemingly neutral object: the flower vase. This element, a recurring archetype, becomes the principle medium for a narrative that intertwines the history of art, the history of applied arts and the history of design.

After becoming an obsolete object, the vase was rediscovered in the second half of the twentieth century when artists, architects and designers began to re-code a typology, which has now become a real icon of everyday life. Thanks to the shapes and heterogeneity of use and dimensions, the role of the vase as a mere container has been reconsidered and it has become a kind of training ground of design through which to show one’s creativity and point of view.

On Flower Power focuses on the empathetic power of the flower and how this emotional factor is reworked within the various disciplines: “A hybrid look,” says Guixé, “at art, craftsmanship and design through an object that is already transversal in itself, the flower vase, which also becomes empathetic precisely because of its ability to find an emotional complicity with its observer. In the exhibition, the flower vase, through the interpretation of the artist, craftsman or designer, becomes an empathetic object and in a way a subject of our near future.

On display there are more than eighty works that reinterpret the tradition and iconography of the vase through design, photography, sculpture and painting. Among the works some from the most important protagonists of the international design scene such as Enzo Mari (Cerano, 1932) and Gaetano Pesce (La Spezia, 1939) to the Mendini Vase Project, a work (produced for Alessi in 1992 by the Milanese architect Alessandro Mendini) that includes the works of 100 artists such as Brian Eno, Robert Venturi, Milton Glaser and Ettore Sottsass.

Reflection around the vase continues in the elegant aesthetic research by the Dutch-born designer Hella Jongerius (Utrecht, 1963), the provocative language of Tobias Rehberger (Esslingen, 1966) and the irony of Franz West (Vienna, 1947 – 2012). The common denominator of the selected artists is the formal experimentation and conceptual provocation, which is evident in the sculptures by Austrian artist Oliver Laric (Innsbruck, 1981) and in the hybridisation of the expressive languages of the duo Aurora Sander.

A serie of photographic prints and five examples of the FAD Cup, the trophy that every year the FAD – Foment de les Arts i del Disseny – commissions to contemporary artists and designers (just to name a few, Antoni Cumella, André Ricard, Oscar Tusquets, Jaume Plensa, Joan Brossa, Tapies, Antoni Miralda, Mariscal, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Elias Torres, Martín Azua and Marc Monzó); the trophy is also included in Simone Bergantini’s research, of which part of the photographic series Trophies is exhibited, trophies, deconstructed and recomposed by the artist in total freedom.

On the walls of the Salone Centrale, there are about thirty still lifes from the gallery’s collection where flowers and their containers are the dominant subject. Among the many are works by Filippo De Pisis, Mario Mafai, Giorgio Morandi, Gaetano Previati and Toti Scialoja.

The catalogue is published by Corraini Edizioni, with contributions by Martí Guixé, Giuseppe Finessi, Octavi Rofes and Jeffrey Swartz.

Artists in display: Martín Azua, Simone Bergantini, Chiara Bettazzi, Marina Bolla, Chiara Camoni, Coudre, Antoni Cumella i Serret, Sabine Delafon, Nicolaj Diulgheroff, Elena El Asmar, Haris Epaminonda, Nicola Filia, Marguerite Friedländer-Wildenhain, Nancy Graves, Kodai Iwamoto, Hella Jongerius, Markus Kayser, Inga Knölke, Oliver Laric, Enzo Mari, Ursula Mayer, Javier Mariscal, Alessandro Mendini, Paolo Meoni, Marc Monzó, Takashi Murakami, Luigi Ontani, Gaetano Pesce, Pierluigi Piu, Tobias Rehberger, André Ricard i Sala, Aurora Sander, Trinci, Franz West.

From the collections: Antonio Agostani, Luigi Aversano, Mario Bacchelli, Baccio Maria Bacci, Ugo Bernasconi, Domenico Caputi, Felice Carena, Francesco Chiappelli, Arnout Colnot, Vincenzo Colucci, Filippo De Pisis, Gabriella Denis-Rault, Giuseppe Guzzi, Maria Lehel, Enrico Lionne, Mario Mafai, Pietro Martina, Marino Mazzacurati, Pietro Melecchi, Rolando Monti, Giorgio Morandi, Guido Peyron, Gaetano Previati, Ilario Rossi, Angelo Savelli, Toti Scialoja, Antonio Simeoni, Carlo Siviero, Arturo Tosi.

Martí Guixé (Barcelona, 1964) is a designer, trained in Barcelona and Milan, whose work transcends the usual boundaries of this discipline; among the museums in which he exhibited are MoMa in New York, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Triennale in Milan, MART in Rovereto, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Mudac in Lausanne and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome.





Today's News

July 17, 2019

'One giant leap': United States marks Apollo mission 50 years on

Sotheby's hosts major exhibition celebrating the émigrés who transformed the British art world

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art explores the role of the vase in art

Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

The Brooklyn Museum opens 'Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper'

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts adds major work by Tony Cragg to its collection

Sotheby's to offer the Collection Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, the 'Last Queen of Paris'

South African anti-apartheid singer Johnny Clegg dies aged 66

Christie's offers meteorites from the Stifler Collection

Pace/MacGill moves to Pace Gallery's new headquarters at 540 West 25th Street

Spruth Magers presents an exhibition of works by Eric Fischl

Hauser & Wirth opens an exhibition of modern and contemporary works by important female artists

More than 100 artworks added to PAFA's permanent collection at recent Collections Committee meeting

Terra Foundation adds Raymond J. McGuire and Jay Xu to Board of Directors

Meijer Gardens announces hiring of Curator of Sculpture and Sculpture Exhibitions

Gold, silver & bronze medals among Olympic memorabilia up for auction

Lark Mason Associates Sale of Lalique, Baccarat and other Fine Glass achieves $592,883

Pérez Art Museum Miami announces first Caribbean Cultural Institute, with $1M gift from Mellon Foundation

$100 bill worth $1 million to be auctioned

The Winter Show 2020 loan exhibition will feature masterworks from across the Hispanic world

French MPs agree Notre-Dame restoration as controversy swirls

Solo exhibition by New York based artist Josh Sperling on view at Perrotin

'Material Landscape, Social Landscape: Human Presence' on view at Kunstraum LLC

Bart van der Heide appointed Director at Museion, Bolzano

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful