Fondazione Memmo presents Conversation Piece | Part V, the new
stage of a cycle of exhibitions, curated by Marcello Smarrelli and dedicated to
Italian and foreign artists temporarily residing in Rome.
The subtitle of the exhibition: There is no longer any beauty except in
the struggle, comes from a passage of the Futurist Manifesto, published by
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909 in the French newspaper Le
Figaro. This seminal text refers to the work of the artist as a way of
taking up a political and intellectual position – as staking a claim to an
autonomy and freedom that effects the civil sphere – but also as a
manifestation of the self, and of a more interior and intimate dimension.
All of the works on display have either been created for the exhibition or
readapted specifically for the exhibition spaces of
the Fondazione Memmo.
The exhibition will also be accompanied by a publication at the start of 2019.