Tate Modern Talk

Modi' Maudit: Does the Damned Artist Still Exist?

Amedeo Modigliani, Boy in Short Pants, c.1918, Dallas Museum of Art

Join us to discuss Modigliani, contemporary art, institutionalisation, marketing and media

In the 100 years since Modigliani died, art has moved from margin to centre, with all the losses and gains that this entails. For this event, artist Francesco Vezzoli and Cristiana Perrella, newly appointed director of Centro Pecci, Italy will consider how the artist’s role has changed accordingly.

Cristiana Perrella is a curator and contemporary art critic. From 1998 to 2008 she directed The British School in Rome’s Contemporary Arts Program. She then has been working independently, curating exhibitions for institutions like MAXXI, Fondazione Golinelli, Fondazione Prada and writing extensively on Italian and International artists. She has just been appointed director of Centro Pecci for Contemporary Art, Prato.

Francesco Vezzoli is an artist who lives and works in Milan. He studied at Central St. Martin’s School of Art in London (1992–1995). Known for his videos and embroidered panels, where he stitches over appropriated and reconfigured images, Vezzoli is redrawing the intersection of art history and pop culture for the twenty-first century.

His work has been shown in many solo exhibitions held in public and private institutions such as: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; il Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2002); the Fondazione Prada, Milan (2004 and 2005) ; le Museu Serralves, Porto (2005) ; le Consortium, Dijon (2006); Tate Modern, London (2006); le Jeu de Paume, Paris (2009); the Kunsthalle Vienna (2009); the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2010); the MAXXI, Rome (2013); the MoCA, Los Angeles (2014); MoMA PS1, New York (2014) and Museo Museion, Bolzano (2016). He has also taken part in numerous Biennials including those in Istanbul (1999), Venice (2001, 2005 and 2007), Liverpool (2002), Sao Paulo (2004), and Prague (2005). Recently, as part of his artistic practice, he started curating exhibitions such as Museo Museion (Museion, Bolzano, 2016), TV70 (Fondazione Prada, Milano, 2017), Metafisica da giardino (Nahmad Projects, London, 2017).

Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.

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28 February 2018 at 18.30–20.00