16th Art Quadriennale
10 exhibition sections designed by 11 curators, 99 artists with 150 recent artworks, many created for the exhibition: after eight years the 16th Art Quadriennale is returning to Rome's Palazzo delle Esposizioni with an exhibition entitled “Altri tempi, altri miti”(Other times, other myths) from October 13, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
The exhibition places itself within a great historic tradition, revitalized by innovative production formulas and unconventional exhibition features so as to effectively carry out its mandate: mapping out contemporary visual arts in Italy. Altri tempi, altri miti is an expression that the exhibition curators have borrowed from the writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli to summarize the content and structural conditions of this year’s event. Tondelli uses it in the summary of the collection Un weekend postmoderno. Cronache dagli anni Ottanta, published in 1990 and considered by many a cult work for the generations born during that period. Similarly, the 16th Quadriennale is conceived as a changing map of artistic and cultural production in contemporary Italy and is divided into ten exhibition sections, each exploring a specific theme, method, approach or genealogy that connotes the art projects.
Starting from the central Rotonda, which during the exhibition will play host to performances, meetings and screenings that form an integral part of the exhibition projects presented by a number of curators, visitors are free to begin their visit in any one of the ten exhibition rooms.
A broad-spectrum Call for project on a national level, assessed by an external interdisciplinary panel, replaced the traditional curatorial committee appointed by the Board of Directors.
Simone Ciglia and Luigia Lonardelli, Michele D’Aurizio, Luigi Fassi, Simone Frangi, Luca Lo Pinto, Matteo Lucchetti, Marta Papini, Cristiana Perrella, Domenico Quaranta, and Denis Viva face in thematic sections on digital, sustainable development, fundamental rights, the relationship between the center-periphery and spheres of poetic and intimist survey.
An International Jury will award the Quadrenniale Prize of 20,000 Euros and the Illy Prize for Under 35 of 15,000 Euros to the artist who expresses through his work a particular expressive freshness in the panorama of the Italian contemporary trends. The awards are funded by Mibact and the two promoters of the event partners, Foundation The Quadrennial in Rome and Special Company Palaexpo. Among the activities taking place during the Quadrennial, BMW Italy presents to viewers the Art Car, created by Sandro Chia, Young@Art is an educational improvement project and employability and a workshop entitled Sense and Senses.