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2020 Art Quadriennale: FUORI (OUT)



2020 Art Quadriennale: FUORI (OUT)

The next edition of the Art Quadriennale, titled FUORI, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol and organized by Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, will be open to the public from October 29, 2020 to  January 17, 2021 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. The Art Quadrienniale is the main exhibition dedicated to contemporary Italian art. It takes place every four years and is a highly anticipated event for art professionals and the public. For this reason, it also receives major support from the Italian government.


The 2020 Art Quadriennale, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, will propose a new image of Italian contemporary art at an international level; the title, FUORI (meaning “out”) is emblematic of the perspective proposed by the curators.

FUORI is an invitation to think outside the box, to take an eccentric—off-centred—stance, to adopt an oblique look based on a mutual relationship with otherness.

FUORI is a liberation from any constraint or category that harnessed art and individuals. The 2020 Art Quadriennale wants to be OUT of mind, OUT of fashion, OUT of time, OUT of scale, OUT of the game, OUT of place, through the works and research of the artists presented.

FUORI is an exhortation to overcome the boundaries between visual arts and other disciplines to produce a multigenerational and multidisciplinary landscape of voices that alternate, intertwine, touch each other and (not necessarily) influence each other.

FUORI is an appeal to get out of the self-referential enclosure in which contemporary art and its institutions often lock themselves up and open up to different audiences and cultural production areas.

FUORI is a spectacular journey through parallel realities, obsessions, cosmic visions, erotic drives, infinite and indefinite forms of desire.

FUORI is a recognition of female and feminist approaches, research in the queer field and gender fluid imagery in the history of contemporary art, with an explicit homage to the experience of FUORI!, the first Italian association for homosexual rights, established in the early 1970s.

FUORI is the primary need to get out of the physical and mental restrictions we have all experienced in this complex year of 2020.

For the 2020 Art Quadriennale, the curators have selected 43 artists, presented through monographic rooms and new works, with the aim of outlining an alternative way of reading Italian art from the 1960s to the present day.




Date: Da Thursday, October 29, 2020 a Sunday, January 17, 2021

Entrance : Free