In the historic seat of the Italian Embassy, an initiative with the aim of promoting Italian artists living in Berlin, offering them the chance to pit themselves against the international art scene.
For the first time, the historic seat of the Italian Embassy opens its doors to young Italian artists, offering them an institutional showcase and transforming itself into a contemporary art venue. All this combined with the unique characteristics of Berlin which, in recent years, has attracted a large number of Italian artists of various ‘persuasions’ searching for new modes of expression and who are receiving large-scale approval from public and critics alike. Based on their success, the curators of the project – Alessandra Pace and Marina Corbello – have put together a publication which illustrates this original cultural experience. So not just an exhibition catalogue, but a comprehensive presentation of the unprecedented dialogue that has grown up between the often provocative forms of contemporary art and the classical structure of the building. The book documents the presence of about 35 artists, some of whom are well established on the Italian market, such as Patrick Tuttofuoco, Vedovamazzei and Armin Linke.