On Thursday 23 June at 13:00 we look forward to a new Public Talk with Giacomo Guidi, innovator in the field of contemporary art and founder and artistic director of the Contemporary Cluster.
We are waiting for you in live streaming on RUFA’s Instagram channel to follow the new online Public Talk of the ASYLUM cycle, the format that delves into the five disciplinary areas of the Academy. This time we are talking about Fine Arts, and conducting the interview will be lecturer Marta Jovanovic.
Fine arts, we talk about it with artistic director and contemporary art curator Giacomo Guidi
Founder and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Cluster, Senior Curator for Visioni Parallele and for Archivio Contemporaneo, Department Chief for Bertolami Fine Art.
Giacomo Guidi has been a lecturer at Il Sole 24 Ore and has sixteen years of activity in the contemporary art world to his credit, boasting collaborations with internationally renowned artists such as Jannis Kounellis, Giulio Paolini, Robert Berry, Maurizio Mochetti, and Gianni Piacentino. To date, thirty-five books have been published, around ninety exhibition projects in private spaces and twelve institutional exhibitions designed, produced and curated by Guidi, including Viceversa at the Venice Biennale in 2014 with works by Giulio Paolini and Marco Tirelli, and those in collaboration with the MACRO in Rome, many of which were subsequently exported abroad: the Vittorio Messina exhibition in fact from the MACRO then resonated at the Kunsthalle in Göppingen, Giulio Paolini at the Whitechapel in London, Marco Tirelli later exhibited at the Saint-Étienne Museum, the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria in Pesaro and the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome. Maurizio Donzelli’s exhibition at the Palazzo Altemps in Rome, curated by Giacomo Guidi, was also the first contemporary art exhibition within the pole of the Roman Archaeological Superintendence. He then collaborated with Villa Massimo, realising an exhibition cycle entitled ‘Soltanto un quadro al massimo’ (Only one painting at the most), a project combination of Italian and German artists. He also collaborated with the Museo delle Mura in Rome with a sculptural group exhibition that was responsible for the reopening of the museum after twenty years since its closure.
Giacomo Guidi has collaborated over the years with artists such as Maurizio Nannucci, Imi Knoebel, Gerold Miller, Ian Davenport, David Simpson, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Nahum Tevet, and Melissa Kretschmer.
Founder and artistic director of the Contemporary Cluster space in the historic Palazzo Brancaccio, where contemporaneity and interdisciplinarity merge, generating an unparalleled flow of dialogue between different sectors and arts.
A creative forge in the very centre of Rome, Contemporary Cluster dedicates its activity to the contamination between disciplines, going beyond the traditional canons of art and moving towards an idea of total contemporaneity. Exchange and constant research have led the gallery to be recognised as the best hybrid space in Italy 2019 by Artribune. Here, multifaceted exhibitions and events alternate, creating a space that hosts the contemporary in all its forms, enjoys its art and offers its benefits to its audience.
Cluster’s interdisciplinary character has over the years attracted artists from different fields who have found in the Gallery the right place for synergetic collaboration in an innovative artistic and cultural dialogue. Interactions between different artists, sectors and spaces have thus generated group exhibitions and encounters with the public in a constant quest for design.