02 June 2024

Transavanguardia. La vitalità del contemporaneo

Exhibition curated by Alessandro Gea

From 2 June to 22 September  San Marino hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Transavantgarde, an artistic movement that at the end of the seventies revolutionized the panorama of Italian art, still proving to be of great relevance today with themes related to nomadism, eclecticism and circularity.

The exhibition includes about fifty works by Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria and Mimmo Paladino. Selected paintings and sculptures that offer ample evidence of the research carried out in the Eighties, in the midst of the Transavantgarde, also including more recent creations, which actualize, without denying them, the foundations of the movement, laid by Achille Bonito Oliva almost half a century ago.

The cardinal principle that connects the works on display is the primacy of the artist's subjectivity, which implements an individual and free research. What unites the authors on display, different in experience and language, is the desire to bring the work of art back to its centrality, rediscovering the pleasure of being artists, as opposed to a strongly ideological and political art. By making use of traditional means and returning to figuration, conceived as sign and color, artists arrive at a new form of expression, whose core is not logical and rational, but poetic and evocative.

€ 8,00
€ 4,00 reserved for children and young people from 6 to 18 years old, university students, over 65s, school groups, groups of more than 25 people
Free entrance reserved for children under 6 years of age, students of the University of San Marino, visitors with disabilities who are not self-sufficient and their companion, ICOM members, journalists, teachers accompanying school groups.
The right to reduction and/or free admission will be granted upon presentation of a suitable document.

Venue and opening hours
Palazzo Sums
Via Piana, 1 - Città di San Marino
Open every day 10.00-18.00

T 0549 909421


02 June 2024 - 22 September 2024

Palazzo SUMS
Municipality of Città di San Marino

Price: € 8.00 - reduced: € 4.00
Ministry of Culture - Tourism and Culture Department - Cultural Institute - FR Istituto d’Arte Contemporanea S.p.a. in collaboration with Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea
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Palazzo SUMS
Via Piana 1
47890 Città di San Marino