Press Release

From an idea by vedovamazzei

Opening Monday 29 January 2018 from 6.30 pm

Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea is glad to present The Summer Show, an exhibition bringing together some of the artists who have been on the Italian scene over the last thirty years:

Mario Airò, Stefano Arienti, Elisabetta Benassi, Simone Berti, Maurizio Cattelan, Mario Dellavedova, Eva Marisaldi, Liliana Moro, Nunzio, Luca Pancrazzi, Elisa Sighicelli, vedovamazzei, Francesco Vezzoli, Luca Vitone.

Developed as special project and presented in parallel to the gallery’s official program, the show has been conceived as a sort of parody, a playful simulation or deconstruction of the summer show’s cliché.

As the title implies, this project reflects on the nature of the summer exhibition, a format often adopted by galleries in order to conclude and capitalize on one year of activity and that, as such, digresses from the main trajectory of a programming space.

In line with the conceptual lightness characterizing the stereotype of the summer show, the present project transcends a fixed curatorial proposition in order to articulate as encounter, somehow intimate, among a group of peers, colleagues and even friends who have shared and still share the same ground of research and activity.

Each artist has been asked to propose an image and a 90s song. These materials were then organized into the same online platform, developed as a satellite space to the body of works on view.

Through such subjective selection of musical and visual contributions, the project takes form as a constellation of personal experiences, suggesting the idea of an artistic community purely defined through intimate relations.

Furthermore The Summer Show proposes to gather these authors around the cultural imaginary of the 90s, exploring the context that has defined the practices emerged in that decade, and playing with the corpus of symbolic references those artists have shared.

A special thanks to all the galleries of the artists on show.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, 24 February 2018.



Venue: Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea – Via A. Stoppani, 15/c –20129 Milan
Contacts: – ph. +39 02 91477463
Exhibition title: The Summer Show
Dates: 30 January – 24 February 2018
Opening: Monday 29 November 2018, from 6.30 PM
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 15.30 – 19.30 – Mondays and mornings by appointment
Staff and Press Office: Renata Fabbri, Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea, Milan