The exhibition devoted to Gianni Dessì at the Museo di Arte Contemporaneo (MACRO) in Rome documents his entire career with landmark works from the Eighties and Nineties, and his most recent creations.
Gianni Dessì established himself as an artist in Rome at the beginning of the Eighties. He has shown at many exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and at such institutions as the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Dessì has also distinguished himself as a set designer, signing the production of Parsifal at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002, and also various theatre projects. His multifaceted research investigates the potential of figuration and aspects of abstraction, making him the undisputed protagonist of an art in which, as Danilo Eccher writes, “the medium is the magic body of painting”. His most important earlier works will be on display at the MACRO along with his pieces in fibreglass, the most recent products of his research. The exhibition will be completed by a camera picta, which has been especially set up for the MACRO. Here, the pictorial space is defined through the reconstruction of a place in which both composition and vision revolve around a three-dimensional central element.