For the opening of the new venue of Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Rome, a large group-show is bringing together the works of all the artists who contributed to shape the identity of the gallery since the beginning of its activity. The Grand Opening is therefore conceived as a compendium of the work done so far and, at the same time, a manifesto capable of reflecting the artistic languages that will unfold in the years to come, thus anticipating the future directions of the gallery.
The selection of artists speculates over the basis of the aesthetic experience and the encounter with the work of art, exploring the conditions of visibility and the status of the image-object. The experience of the exhibited works - many of which were specifically conceived for the occasion - often intimates a sense of aesthetic displacement, integrating and opening up our epistemological understanding of perception.
The following artists are part of the exhibition: Giorgio Andreotta Calò (b. 1979, Italy), Gianni Caravaggio (b. 1968, Italy), Jodie Carey (b. 1981, England), Guglielmo Castelli (b. 1987, Italy), Li Gang (b. 1986, China), Valerie Krause (b. 1976, Germany), Asger Dybvad Larsen (b. 1990, Denmark), Dominik Lejman (b. 1969, Poland), Moris (Israel Meza Moreno) (b. 1978, Mexico), Gianni Pellegrini (b. 1953, Italy), Arcangelo Sassolino (b. 1967, Italy), Vincenzo Schillaci (b. 1984, Italy), Santiago Taccetti (b. 1974, Argentina), Ignacio Uriarte (b. 1972, Spain), Luca Vitone (b. 1964, Italy), Johannes Wald (b. 1980, Germany).
Installation view, Grand Opening, 2020. Photo credit: Sebastiano Luciano