Summer exhibitions according to Artribune readers

We asked our readers for the exhibitions not to be missed in the summer of 2022: from Venice to Nuoro, passing through Trento and Riccione, here are the winners.

From contemporary art to photography, from the history of the Serenissima to video games: Artribune readers did not spare themselves for a survey conducted on our social networks asking which exhibitions they recommend for the summer months. With two performances in Venice (in the middle of the Biennale), two in and around Turin and plenty of places to stay – from Riccione to Nuoro passing through Pescara – the choice is great. Here, according to Artribune readers, exhibitions not to be missed in the summer of 2022.

– Julia Jaume


Gold, Fabio Viale

First Chosen Aurumview Fabio avenue in Arezzo, open from June 19 to September 30 this year. The artist returns to the Tuscan city with a provocative and evocative exhibition route that passes through museums and urban spaces, from the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art to the Medici Fortress, from the Sant’Ignazio Hall to the steps of the Duomo, from Piazza San Francesco to Piazza San Domenico, involving the public in history, able to figuratively catch the present, recall the classics and antiquity.


Crazy, Chiostro del Bramante

One summer exhibition not to be missed is the triumph of contemporary art at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome. Crazy: madness, like art, rejects established patterns, breaks out of any rigid framework and rebels against restrictions. There are pigment castings Jan Davenport on the stairs, an environment that changes the perception of space Gianni ColomboIt’s not him Alfredo Yearvisible from the outside, and all-encompassing immersion David Allen Burns e Austin Young. A complex, subjective, indirect narrative that also invades rooms usually excluded from tour itineraries: until January 2023, there is time to visit it.



The exhibition was also selected Sensorama, a MAN of Nuoro project open until 30 October, curated by Chiara Gatti and Tiziana Cipelletti. The exhibition explores the deception of the eye, tracing the centuries-old history of art, from Magritte to augmented reality. The title of the exhibition pays homage to the creation of the American filmmaker Morton Heilig, who conceived the Sensorama machine to test synesthetic experiences in the seventh art: with the same approach, the exhibition explores the complexity of cognitive phenomena in comparison with works of art. and audiovisual materials supported by neuroscience. Thus, we avoid provocations Magritte to experiments Marina Apollonius about the use of space, up to human deception Liu Bolin. This is not the only important exhibition in Sardinia in the summer of 2022: at this link you will find a selection of the editors.

4. Anish Kapoor in Venice

Anish Kapoor. View of the exhibition at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, 2022. Photo © Irene Fanizza

Until October 9, 2022, in connection with the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia dedicates an extraordinary retrospective to the great artist. Anish Kapoor. For the first time between the Galleries and Palazzo Manfrin, very innovative works created using carbon nanotechnology are on display, along with recent paintings and sculptures that testify to the vitality and vision of Kapoor’s current artistic output. As the artist himself told us last year, there is “works in two dimensions, works very aggressively and others are diametrically opposed. I am interested in the relationship between beauty and violence: we all have the ability to recognize beauty, but it seems that we continue not to see it, to lose it. And violence is always present, in every person, but also at the social level, especially today. So how does art relate to these two aspects, which are only superficially opposed? In reality, violence is generative, not just negative.“.

5. Steve McCurry in Riccione

Steve McCurry, Icons

Open until September 18, exhibition Icons by Steve McCurry captured Mussolini’s villa in Riccione. Featuring 70 images from the great American photographer, simply one of the most iconic figures in modern photography, the exhibition allows visitors to take a symbolic journey back into the complex universe of experiences and emotions that have characterized a career. Steve McCurry. Starting with the only black-and-white shots taken between 1979 and 1980 in his first report on Afghanistan, the exhibition Icons unfolds through a dense series of portraits and images of war and poetry, suffering and joy, surprise and irony. Visitors will ideally follow McCurry on his travels, crossing India, Burma, Japan, Africa and Brazil.


Colors of the Serenissima

Serenity Colors sees a real homecoming of the paintings that once adorned palaces and churches in the Trentino valleys and are today among the most prestigious exhibits in European and American museums and collections. Installed in the halls Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento until October 23, these large-format works testify to the high appreciation of Venetian art in the Trentino area in the 18th century, deepening the relationship between the Trentino and Serenissima valleys between the 17th and 18th centuries with some seventy works dedicated to building. website of the Santissima Annunziata and on episcopal and noble commissions. To find out about all the events reported by Artribune in the Dolomites and Trentino valleys in the summer of 2022, click on this link.


Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar

He is represented Picture gallery lambs exhibition project Beyond the Collection with Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar. Dialogue with the Beyeler Foundation Curated by Sara Kosulich, Lucrezia Calabro Visconti and Beatrice Zanelli. The exhibition begins with a portrait Picasso, Man leaning on a table (1915-1916), kept in the Pinakothek, which in this case for the first time is associated with three portraits of Picasso from the 1930s, depicting Dora Maarcoming from the Beyeler Foundation. The canvases also interact with a series of photographs by Dora Maar herself, a Croatian-born French artist, photographer, poet and artist known for her surrealist collages. The exhibition, open until 25 September, opens a format dedicated to annual repetition: from the eighteenth century of Canaletto and Bellotto to the nineteenth century of Canova, to the twentieth century of Matisse and Modigliani, 25 works by the Pinacoteca put in dialogue with masterpieces borrowed from other prestigious national and international collections.


Play. Video games, art and more. ROOM 12. View of the exhibition at the Reggia di Venaria, 2022. Courtesy of Officina delle Idee.

The readers then propose an exhibition PLAY V. Video games, art and more in Venaria Real (Turin), open until 15 January 2023. The exhibition explores video games as the “tenth art form” practiced by 3 billion people around the world, recognizing their profound impact on modern society. The question is solved in twelve rooms with a series of questions: Does art influence video games? Do video games influence art? Are these political spaces or creative works? With packaging, videos, paintings, prints, sculptures, installations, preparatory sketches, video interviews and playable video games, the exhibition is a storm of stimuli perfect for an extraordinary visit.


Pescara Imago Museum Most

Until October there is a new Imago Museum in Pescara Exhibition Expressions and Truths – Die Brücke and morewhich is nothing less than the most important and complete collection in Italy onExpressionism. The exhibition project gathers a corpus of the most original aesthetic and ideological trends of “historical” Expressionist art with 66 works, including watercolors, ink, woodcuts and lithographs by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Haeckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and other contributors. groups Die Bridge (literally “Bridge”). Visitors and visitors will be immersed in the purest expressionist identity, the result of an attitude of rebellion against the cultural and ethic-civil traditions widespread among the young intellectual generations of Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century.

10. Marlene Dumas in Venice

Marlene Dumas. Open end. View of the exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2022

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the staff Marlene Dumas a Palazzo Grassi, to Venice. As part of a monographic program dedicated to the great contemporary artists, which alternates from 2012 to the present day with thematic exhibitions of the Pinault collection, a tribute to the South African artist Marlene Dumas – open, open until January 2023, it presents over 100 works, tracing a path focused on the pictorial production of one of the most influential artists in the world, with a selection of paintings and drawings from 1984 to the present and unpublished works created in recent years: Common to all is the use of images from newspapers, magazines, films or Polaroid shots taken personally to apply a strong body and social sensibility (largely influenced by his personal experience of apartheid). Real need.

Julia Jaume

A lover of culture in all its manifestations, she devours books, plays, exhibitions and ballets. After graduating with a degree in modern literature, a dissertation on Furioso, and in historical sciences on modern history, she attended the eighth edition of Walter Tobagy’s Master of Journalism. He collaborates with various magazines on culture, civil rights and everything that is a manifestation of human culture, simply because he cannot live without them.

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