From Duchamp to Cattelan
The combination between contemporary art and archaeology is the protagonist of the exhibition From Duchamp to Cattelan. Contemporary art on the Palatine curated by Alberto Fiz, which collects works of artists from all over the world: installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and works on paper.
Within the Palatine Stadium and the lower peristyle of Domus Augustana, the exhibition articulates its essential themes: the architectural installations in situ, the approach between archaeology and contemporary art; Hands, communicative symbol and creative force; Portraits, Identity Trail of excellence.
Architecture, identity, communication and creation are subjects that contemporaneity often interprets by rejecting every dogma: in comparison with the majestic architecture of Palatine's imperial palaces, these materials interrogate us about the sense of time and permanence. These are interventions, many of which are specially created for this project at Palatine, which do not want to be reassuring and suggest different ways of understanding the ancient.
The masterpieces come from the ALT Museum created by the architect and collector Tullio Leggeri, who has characterized his relationship with artists also by suggesting technical and creative solutions. Among the monumental ruins there is also a significant selection of over 1000 works that constitute his collection.