passions

from 21 April 2017 to 28 July 2017

- Piero Golia (Naples, b. 1974) lives and works in Los Angeles (CA).
He has an ironic approach to the arts and his media and techniques range from installations and performances to sculptures and movies questioning the boundary between reality and imagination.
His work has been shown in major exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including Gagosian Gallery in Rome (2015), Paris (2014) and Los Angeles (2011), Museo MaXXi in Rome (2011), MOCA in Los Angeles (2010), Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2010), P.S.1 in New York (2007).

- William Kentridge (Johannesburg, b. 1955) is a filmmaker, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is internationally known for his charcoal drawings and animations where he expresses his concerns for post-Apartheid South Africa.
His solo exhibitions include major museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work has also been exhibited in prestigious international shows such as Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 10 (1997), and the Venice Biennale in 2005, 1999, and 1993.

- Sol Lewitt (1928, Hartford - 2007, New York, USA) was an American painter and sculptor.
Lewitt helped to launch Conceptual Art and Minimalism of the Post-War era, using geometric shapes and basic colors.
Prominent museums and art institutions haves displayed his works, such as the MOMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, as well as Documenta 4 and Documenta 5, the Venice Biennale and the Minimal Art I at Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux.

- Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b.1961) is a Contemporary visual artist.
Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history.
The artist has had his work exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Kasama Nichido Museum of Art in Japan, among many other prestigious institutions. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

- Marco Schifano (b. 1985) lives and works in Rome, Italy. His recent photographic work is based on a complex process which foresees a long and introductive research of elements that are interconnected, put together and hence shot so as to give life to iconographies that have been greatly made official. Still life is used to go over the pictorial tradition of still life by means of images that are on the threshold between fact and fiction.

- Huang Yan (Chinese, b.1966) is a Beijing-based artist. His works have been exhibited extensively in China and abroad, including exhibitions at the Zhuqizhuan Art Museum in Shanghai, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The artist combines painting, photography, and sculpture to explore modes of narrative and landscape, as well as other traditional forms of artistic representation in contemporary China. In his sculpted, painted, and photographed works, pigment and pattern obscure a wide range of materials from meat to busts of Mao Zedong and even human skin. In several series, he evokes the traditional art of Chinese landscape painting with a contemporary twist: he photographs faces, backs, and entire bodies covered with landscape attributes that have been painted or tattooed onto their skin.

- Aaron Young is an American artist. He was born in 1972 in San Francisco. He lives and works in New York City.
His work has been exhibited internationally in many exhibitions including P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2005), the Whitney Biennial, New York (2006), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2006) and the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007).
Aaron Young's artworks rely on the aftereffects of dynamic, energetic, and sometimes even dangerous performances. He hires participants stereotyped as marginalized rebels, such as skateboarders and motorcycle riders, to perform various stunts in exhibition spaces on specially prepared platforms.