Curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Bettina Della Casa
The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art presents the Joint is Out of Time exhibition, a new graft that redefines the current staging of the collections, renewing them with the works of seven contemporary artists of international origin.
The inauguration of Time is Out of Joint, in October 2016, marked the opening of a new chapter in the history of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art directed by Cristiana Collu through an extensive process of transformation, reorganization and rearrangement of the museum collections. The exhibition, still open to the public, has undergone over time a certain number of transformations - variations, additions and replacements of works - which, by modifying the morphology of the exhibition, have brought to full light a plastic project, conceived from the beginning in continuous modulation.
In the imminent release of the publication dedicated to Time is Out of Joint - which sanctions après coup the fertile transformation work of the space and the collection carried out by the exhibition of the same name - the new project Joint is Out of Time reopens, so to speak, the game .
Scattered in various rooms of the Gallery, the works of Elena Damiani , Fernanda Fragateiro , Francesco Gennari , Roni Horn , Giulio Paolini , Jan Vercruysse are inlaid into the pre-existing one, outlining the emergence of an unprecedented constellation whose design appears capable of being inscribed in the corpus of Time is Out of Joint. The goal of the new project is to build an 'exhibition' in the already built one that can be read as a sort of variation in progress and capable of fitting into a context and making it 'resonate', adding different and complementary shades and tones. Hence the peculiarity of an exhibition format that paradoxically derives its value from merging into the setting that hosts it.