Coming to Palazzo Merulana is the exhibition “Noses for Art” curated by Joanna De Vos and Melania Rossi.
The exhibition finds its roots in the encounter between two independent curators, Joanna De Vos and Melania Rossi, the former of Belgian origin and the latter of Italian descent, respectively. The title of the exhibition corresponds to a life dedicated to art, comparing the art history of Belgium and Italy on an aesthetic and conceptual level, finding unexpected similarities and specific differences.
Artists in the exhibition:
Francis Alÿs, Francesco Arena, Michaël Borremans, Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Dans, Laura de Coninck, Peter de Cupere, Jan Fabre, Mariana Ferratto, Thomas Lerooy, Emiliano Maggi, Sofie Muller, Luigi Ontani, Daniele Puppi, Anna Raimondo, Marta Roberti, Yves Velter, Serena Vestrucci.
Loaned works by early 20th century Belgian artists:
Jos Albert, Pierre-Louis Flouquet, Robert Giron, Oscar Jespers, Paul Joostens, René Magritte, George Minne, Constant Permeke, Léon Spilliaert, Marcel Stobbaerts, Henri Van Straten, Ferdinand Fernand Wery
In dialogue with artists from the permanent collection: Giacomo Balla, Duilio Cambellotti, Felice Casorati, Giorgio De Chirico, Antonio Donghi, Ercole Drei, Guglielmo Janni, Leoncillo Leonardi, Antonietta Raphael, Francesco Trombadori, Alberto Ziveri.