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D’après Giorgio

Project curated by Luca Lo Pinto
27 January 2012 – 26 January 2013

The exhibition project D’après Giorgio presents the work of Italian and international artists who have been invited to engage themselves in a “dialogue” with the de Chirico House- museum. The exhibited works (installations, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs) have been specifically created for suggestive settings of the apartment and atelier in which de Chirico lived and worked for the last 30 years of his life. In this context, the artists have been invited to contribute works of a non-invasive nature with the objective of creating various and multiple levels that are both narrative and interpretative in nature.

Luca Lo Pinto, curator: “The exhibition D’après Giorgio offers visitors to the House-museum a different viewpoint on de Chirico, providing a further level of interpretation through a dialogue with the work of contemporary artists. The title, which refers to the de Chirico’s famous “d’après”, is a way of paying tribute to this key figure of 20th century art, whose influence on new generations of artists continues still today. The exhibition also provides an opportunity to make the House-museum known to a greater public, by means of an exhibition designed as an “on-going story” in which the works acts as “chapters”, thus creating a narration dilated and frenetic, didactic and fleeting, intimate and conceptual”.

Paolo Picozza, President, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico: “The dialogue stimulated between this Great 20th century Master, who represents a point of reference for many, and a new generation of artists, who enter into a more intimate and direct relationship with his oœuvre, allows us to focus attention on the legacy this great artist has left to contemporary art, in the new and original forms it has taken on. By opening of the doors of the de Chirico House-museum to a generation of young, promising artists, new aspects of de Chirico’s art have emerged and been made accessible to a wider public. If the Foundation has welcomed this event it is most certainly due to the extraordinary success of the exhibition La Fabrique des Rêves at Musée d’Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2009, which had an enormous impact on the general public as well as contemporary artist and art critics: an exhibition that, for the first time ever, presented Giorgio de Chirico’s entire production, in both its famous and less-know forms.

During the exhibition project, several critics, curators and artists will be invited to give guided tours to the public, presenting their own interpretation of the show. These occasions provide an opportunity for thinking about the interpretative processes and procedures that different people looking at the same object may have, in this case, under the guise of an exhibition.

To date, the following conferences have taken place:

Stefano Chiodi (17 March)
Ludovico Pratesi (19 May)
Ester Coen (23 June)
Cristiana Perrella (29 September)
Francesco Stocchi (7 December)
Laura Cherubini (22 December)

The Artists: Alek O, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Carola Bonfili, Benny Chirco, Patrizio Di Massimo, Giulio Frigo, Martino Gamper, Paul Armand Gette, Tobias Madison & Kaspar Müller, Marcello Maloberti, Momus, Olaf Nicolai, Henrik Olesen, Luigi Ontani, Nicola Pecoraro, Emilio Prini, Dan Rees, Izet Sheshivari, Alexandre Singh, John Stezaker, Luca Trevisani, Luca Vitone e Raphäel Zarka.

Open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday during regular opening hours of the House-museum in three turns (10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.). Advanced booking is requie. For admission prices and other information please see: visit