A project by Fucking Good Art

Commissioned by Nomas Foundation


Published by NERO, Rome, and post editions, Rotterdam.

Supported by Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture), Mondriaan Foundation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, and Parc Saint Leger – Centre d’Art Contemporain in France. 

In collaboration with Careof and O’, Milan; Nosadella.due, Bologna; Progetto Diogene, Turin; Archiviazioni, Lecce; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo.


Book launch: Tuesday 27th March 2012 h 6.30 pm
MAXXI B.A.S.E. – Via Guido Reni, 4/A – Rome


Italian Conversations – Art in the age of Berlusconi is the result of an itinerant residency of the Dutch collective Fucking Good Art (Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma) in Rome, Bologna, Milan, Turin, Naples, Palermo and Lecce, who placed themselves as outsider observers of the complex Italian cultural scene in the current political and economical background.
 Starting from an investigation of the territory, through a travel and study experience, the volume provides a mapping of the current cultural Italian situation, at the same time positioning itself as an original critical research.

Italian Conversation – Art in the age of Berlusconi contains 26 conversations with artists, curators, critics and gallerists who play an active role in the Italian contemporary art world, 7 artists’ contributions and 9 texts, as welll as a list of independent non-profit private initiatives by artists, curators, collectors and others, compiled in collaboration with partners from the seven different territories involved in this book project.

The new volume of Fucking Good Art will be presented on 4 February at MAXXI B.A.S.E., in collaboration with MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome.

 

Short biography
Fucking Good Art is an artists duo formed by Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma. Since the publication of the first Rotterdam issue – an A3 pamphlet on pink paper .

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