Curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Bettina Della Casa
Joint is Out of Time, a new grafting which redenes the current staging of the collections, renewing them with the works of seven contemporary artists of international provenance. In October 2016, the opening of the exhibition Time Is Out of Joint, which brought the far-reaching process of transformation, reorganization, and the new installation of the museum's collections to its conclusion, marked the start of a new chapter in the history of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea directed by Cristiana Collu.
The exhibition, which is still open to the public, has been the subject, over the course of time, of a certain number of changes – variants, additions, and replacements of works – which, by discreetly modifying the morphology of the event, has brought to light a project conceived from the very outset to be continually modulated.
As we await the release of the publication devoted to Time Is Out of Joint – which sanctions après coup the fruitful work carried out to transform Museum space and collection that was the subject of the eponymous event – a new project, entitled Joint Is Out of Time, curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Bettina Della Casa, restarts the game, so to speak. Arranged throughout the various rooms of the Gallery, the works of Elena Damiani, Fernanda Fragateiro, Francesco Gennari, Roni Horn, Giulio Paolini, Davide Rivalta and Jan Vercruysse mingle with the pre-existing ones, thus delineating the emergence of a pioneering constellation whose design seems capable of nding a place for itself within the corpus of Time Is Out of Joint.
The aim of this new project is that of creating in what has already been created, a legible 'exhibition' that is a sort of a variation while the rst event is still underway; a second event, that is, capable of making a place for itself within a context, of causing it to 'resound' by adding diverse and complementary nuances and tonalities. Hence, a unique exhibition format, whose value is paradoxically based on how it merges with the exhibition hosting it.