Time Is Out of Joint

La Galleria Nazionale

Viale delle Belle Arti 131, Roma


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11 October – 15 April 2017This exhibition is now closed
Tuesday to Sunday 8:30–19:30
(last admission 18:45)
Admission
€10 full price, €5 concessions
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The new layout of La Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea is the result of six months of work, started in April and ended in October 2016. Both the collections on the building designed by architect Cesare Bazzani just over a century ago, have undergone a radical re-vamp that puts the whole collection in a new light.

The exhibition ‘Time is Out of Joint’ defines a new chapter in La Galleria Nazionale’s history by showcasing the gallery’s transformation and rearrangement. Earlier this year the exhibition ‘The Lasting. The interval and Duration’ gave viewers a glimpse into the work in progress, now the full scale of the project is clear.

The project is curated by Cristiana Collu, in collaboration with Saretto Cincinelli and scientific technical college of the National Gallery and counts about 500 works, including external loans from public and private collections, museums covering about 170 artists.

The title of the exhibition is a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It hints at the concept of temporal elasticity, of a non-linear conception of time and reminds us of art historian Hans Belting dilemma about “the end of art history or freedom of art”.

Artists include Carla Accardi, Hans Arp, Giacomo Balla, Gianfranco Baruchello, Hans Bellmer, Umberto Boccioni, Alighiero Boetti, Georges Braque, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Antonio Canova, Capogrossi, Paul Cézanne, Sandro Chia, Gustave Courbet, Enzo Cucchi, Eduardo Dalbono , Ercole Dante, Giorgio De Chirico, Gino De Dominicis, Edgar Degas, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Renato Guttuso, Hans Hartung, Hannah Höch, Gustav Klimt, Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Kosuth, Cy Twombly , Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol along with many, many others.

Image Credits 2–5: Exhibition shots: ‘Time is our of Joint’ 2016. photo by Giorgio Benni; 5–Giuseppe Capogrossi Superficie 290 1958. Courtesy Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma. photo: Silvio Scafoletti6–Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale-Attese, 1961 ca. Courtesy Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma. photo: Silvio Scafoletti; 7–Giovanni Segantini, Alla stanga 1886. Courtesy Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma. photo Silvio Scafoletti; 8–Edgar Degas, Dopo il bagno, 1886 ca. Courtesy Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma. photo: Silvio Scafoletti;
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