La Galleria Nazionale
Through its collection of about 20,000 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations National Gallery’ Modern Art and < strong> Contemporary provides a rich representation of Italian artistic culture from’ nineteenth century to the present day. L’ current exhibit of collections– conceived as an exhibition on the theme of time– exceeds the usual chronological track and branching out into simultaneous paths in which the works are juxtaposed for similarities, contrasts, references and quotations. Along with the big names of the’ art history, works by Italian and foreign contemporary artists allow a’ opening the eyes to different stimuli and suggestions or unexpected. Rereading the works in situations other than those in which they were originally formed, multiply the prospects and possible readings.
Even l’ building Cesare Bazzani 1911è protagonist of this new reading, establishing a dialogue between past and present: an almost archaeological method brought him back to its original splendor and immediate relationship with the present.
The National Gallery’ modern and contemporary art lives naturally continuous transformation and renewal phases, especially in light of new experiences and critical readings over time are necessary. That raises as a meeting place, research and discovery, calling for reflection on language and contemporary exhibition practices, about what is the role of the museum in our present, and what common ground can this building relationships with its audience.