On show are over 150 works including paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, art and experimental films, videos and installations, many of which have never been exhibited before or have not been exhibited for a long time.
The title of the exhibition, a quotation from the 1978 film directed by Marco Ferreri, winner of the Jury's Special Grand Prix at the 31st Cannes Film Festival, is intended as a farewell, an abandonment, an overcoming of a way of being, thinking and representing man in the 19th and 21st centuries, translated into the language of art. The exhibition highlights the changing role of man in contemporary society and the influence this change has had on the arts, particularly from the second half of the 1960s to the present post-ideological and gender-fluid period, in the almost total absorption of a new redefinition of roles, correspondences and meaning of man today. The exhibition therefore goes beyond a simplistic and monolithic conception of "masculinity", highlighting the problems and contrasts within the "plural" construction of art relating to the male figure.
ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Claudio Abate, Franco Angeli, Giacomo Balla, Gianfranco Baruchello, Dino Basaldella, Mirella Bentivoglio, Tomaso Binga, Luigi Bistolfi, Alighiero Boetti, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Lisetta Carmi, Felice Carena, Carlo Carrà, Elisabetta Catalano, Claudio Cintoli, Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Tim Davis, Giorgio de Chirico, Gino De Dominicis, Agnese De Donato, Willem De Kooning, Ercole Drei, Shepard Fairey/Obey the Giant, Tano Festa, Rosa Foschi, Vincenzo Gemito, Franco Gentilini, Gilbert & George, Guerrila Girls, Alberto Grifi, Renato Guttuso, Camillo Innocenti, Guglielmo Janni, Mark Jenkins, Mimmo Jodice, Carlo Levi, Sergio Lombardo, Urs Luthi, Renato Mambor, Carlo Maria Mariani, Arturo Martini, Titina Maselli, Yasumasa Morimura, Ugo Nespolo, Luigi Ontani, Pax Paloscia, Pino Pascali, Luca Maria Patella, Anders Petersen, Lamberto Pignotti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Toti Scialoja, Mario Schifano, Scipione, Gino Severini, Giovanni Stradone, Cesare Tacchi, Tato and others.
In addition to the exhibition, there is a series of art films entitled "UN SUPERMASCHIO", dedicated to Italian experimental cinema of the 1960s and 1970s, through which the aim is to investigate the male filmic "super-ego" of this period. The title, in fact, is a direct quotation from a novel, which then became a film subject that was never finished, by Alfred Jarry (Le Surmâle, roman moderne, 1902), which in turn was openly quoted from an art film by Ugo Nespolo (Un Supermaschio, 1975-76), dedicated to the theme of man - the superman - dedicated to his diversity, including that of love, with respect to bourgeois western civilisation.
From May 27th to November 14th 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-18.30
Last admission half an hour before closing
Closing days: Monday
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