Between Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, January 3rd (2010), FUNDACION PROA presents the exhibition In the Time of Art:Masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st Century.
Organized by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, a leading curator, art teacher and Director of the GAMeC, (Bergamo Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art), the exhibit In the Time of Art offers more than 100 works, a journey through five centuries of transcendental images in the history of art.
The curatorial proposal organized the exhibition in eight cores referring to universal human subjects: Power, Everyday/ Life, Death /Body, Mind /Love, Hate. In each of these groupings, the works demonstrate awareness of the way in which the artists created concepts and images that allow us to link the past and present.
The exhibition’s design accentuates these dialogues between 16th century works and those from the present day, in addition to traditional painting proposing different media such as photography and video.
FUNDACION PROA’s presentation of these older works, patrimony of Bergamo’s Accademia Carrara, must be appreciated as a unique moment now that the historic site is closed for repairs. This occasion allows for the touring of this remarkable patrimony and the arrival of such high quality works to Buenos Aires.
Dating back as far as 1500, works by Tintoretto, il Veronese, Tiépolo, along with those of Kosuth, De Chirico, Jeff Wall, Morandi, León Ferrari, Velázquez, and many other prominent artists will be available for viewing in this exhibition in a bold new dialogue.
The cores are divided throughout the four exhibition rooms and are enriched with outstanding didactic commentaries.
The catalog "In the Time of Art" is a publication of 192 pages in full color with reproductions of all the works from the exhibition. Each illustration is accompanied by an art historian’s commentary, helping to better understand the visual universe shaped by the artist. Accompanying the curator's essay is a theoretical text written by Georges Didi-Huberman, reflecting on the capacity of the image to survive over time.
Proa’s educational department developed a careful guided-tour program for both the general public and students of all levels.
The exhibition is sponsored by Tenaris and the Techint Organization, and has the support of the Italian Embassy in Argentina and the Italian Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires.
IN THE TIME OF ART
Masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st century
In the Time of Art: Masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st century presents a journey through five centuries of history. This cared-for edition contains two theoretical texts and a body of more than 110 illustrations that document the passage of time with amazing reproductions.
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio’s text is a reflection on the contemporary perspective on art history, with an emphasis placed on current textual forms that propose fresh readings, not only of the images themselves but also of the essays that analyse them.
Also included is a chapter from Georges Didi-Huberman, The history of art as anachronistic discipline, from the book In front of time. This piece, graciously provided by the Adriana Hidalgo Editorial, examines the profound linkages between art and time.
This edition is thus proposed as a profound and novel reading of the ways that art from different periods has represented the most important and transcendental issues of man, establishing similarities and differences, while also significantly leaving its mark on the pathways of our culture.
192 pp. / 21 cm x 27 cm / More than 100 color reproductions.
Texts by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Georges Didi-Huberman
The catalog for the exhibition In the Time of Art: Masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st Century will be available in the Fundación Proa bookstore.
For more information: email@example.com (54-11) 4104-1005
Credits of catalogue
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Assistance & Production
Aimé Iglesias Lukin
Commentaries on the works
Santiago García Aramburu
The exhibition halls are permanently staffed by educators from Fundación Proa’s Department of Education, prepared especially for the exhibit. Additionally, there are various possibilities to interact with the works, including scheduled visits, school visits, and study visits.
The School Program provides students and teachers an opportunity to get to know art from different periods. Visits are especially designed for different levels of education (pre-, primary, secondary). Materials are also provided to enable further work in the classroom.
Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00 hs.
Duration: 1 hour.
Groups: up to 30 students.
Consultations, appointments and application materials: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tuesday, all students presenting credentials enter free.
Propose a place to reflect on the various manifestations of art.
Tuesday to Friday, 15:30 and 17:30 hs.
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00, 15:30, and 17:30 hs.
Duration: 1 hour.
Guided tours in English must be requested in advance: email@example.com
are meetings designed to discuss issues relevant to some of the works displayed.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 16:30 pm.
Duration: 1 hour.
Inquiries and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Bergamo
Associazione per la Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo – onlus
Socios Fundadores : Comune di Bergamo - TenarisDalmine
Socios Beneméritos: UBI - Banca Popolare di Bergamo - Bonaldi Motori
Presidente: Mario Scaglia
Vicepresidente: Stefano Müller
Consejeros: Giuseppe Calvi - Giovanni Pandini - Armando Spajani
Revisor de cuentas: Anna Venier
Comité científico: Iwona Blazwick - Jan Hoet - Giorgio Verzotti
Director: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Director de Instituto: M. Cristina Rodeschini
Curador Jefe: Alessandro Rabottini
Curadoras Asociadas: Sara Fumagalli - Bruna Roccasalva
Curador GAMeCinema: Sara Mazzocchi
Asistente de Dirección y Archivo de eventos y personas : Angela Fabrizia Previtali
Conservador honorario de Colección de medallas contemporáneas: Vittorio Lorioli
Coordinadora de managment y administración: Roberta Garibaldi
Administración: Marco Beolchi con Valentina Rapelli e Ilaria Trussardi
Consultora legal: Elisabetta Racca
Comunicación y promociones: Paolo Boselli con Manuela Blasi e Anna Desiderio
Relaciones Públicas : Beatrice Ferrara
Servicios Educativos: Giovanna Brambilla Ranise - Clara Manella
Secretaría Boletería: Rachele Bellini
Comune di Bergamo
Consejo de administración de la Accademia de Carrara
Presidente: Wili Zavaritt
Vicepresidente: Ignazio Bonomi Deleuse
Mario De Beni - Victor De Circasia - Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata - Giovanni Giavazzi - Serena Longaretti - Giovanni Pandini - Enrico Pelilo - Giovanni Milesi - Pierre Rosenberg - Augusto Sciacca - Silvano Soldà
Dirección de la Dirección de Servicios Culturales y recreativos: Giovanni Cappelluzzo
Responsable de la División Accademia Carrara y GAMeC, Directora: M. Cristina Rodeschini
Conservador: Giovanni Valagussa
Administración y contabilidad: Rosella Garattini
Muestra y prestamos: Marina Geneletti
Archivo fotográfico: Pierangelo Zamataro
Movimineto de obras: Cesare Marchetti
Se agradece por la colaboración: COBE Direzional SpA, Bergamo
Consejo de administración: Maria Teresa Azzola, presidente - Federico Pederlozi - Roberto Porta - Franco Torda - Alessandro Redondi - Silvia Bassoli
Secretaria: Laura Luzzana - Alessandra Tadini
Zulema Fernández - Paolo Rocca - Adriana Rosenberg
Presidente: Adriana Rosenberg
Vicepresidente: Amilcar Romeo
Secretario: Horacio de las Carreras
Tesorero: Héctor Magariños
Vocal: Juan José Cambre
Consejo de Administración
Proyectos Especiales: Guillermo Goldschmidt
Gerencia: Victoria Dotti
Depto. Programación: Aimé Iglesias Lukin - Camila Jurado
Administración: Mirta Varela - Mariangeles Garavano - Javier Varela
Diseño: María Karina Kerkovian - Jorge Lewis
Educación: Paulina Guarnieri - Margarita Rocha
Prensa: Amanda Timerman - Mariana Bietti
Web: Laura Jaul
Montaje: Sergio Avello - Gisela Korth - Iván Bortot
Asistentes: Yésica Louzao - Anabella Reggiani - Maia Persico
Recursos humanos: Alina Hirsch