TOMASO DE LUCA
Language: EN + IT
Dimension: 170 x 240 mm
Price: € 18
Edition of 699
The publication, commissioned by MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Arts and published by CURA.BOOKS in conjunction with the exhibition presents the three finalists of the MAXXI BVLGARI PRIZE 2020: Giulia Cenci, Tomaso De Luca, and Renato Leotta.
Introduced by Giovanna Melandri’s (Fondazione MAXXI, President) and Jean-Christophe Babin’s (CEO of the BVLGARI Group) texts, the book includes essays by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (MAXXI Arte, Director), Manuel Borja-Villel (Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), and Emma Lavigne (President of the Palais de Tokyo), which highlight the visionary force and value of the three artists’ gaze in today’s world.
Giulia Cenci’s practice is further explored by Dominic van den Boogerd, who focuses his attention on the theme of “continuous war” within the artist’s sculptural production. Tomaso De Luca’s work is presented by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi who emphasizes the dialogue between his films, installations and sculptures and the idea of trauma. We enter the expressive world of Renato Leotta thanks to Marianna Vecellio’s extensive text, which retraces the most important stages of the artist’s itinerary. The three dialogues between Cenci, De Luca and Leotta and the project’s curator, Giulia Ferracci, add another interesting perspective on the works presented in the exhibition, further confirming the identity of the prize as seismograph of the present.
Texts by: Giovanna Melandri, Jean-Christophe Babin, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Manuel Borja-Villel, Emma Lavigne, Dominic van den Boogerd, Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Marianna Vecellio, Giulia Ferracci.
Giulia Cenci, Tomaso De Luca, Renato Leotta