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Francesco Hayez, "Venere che scherza con due colombe" (Ritratto della ballerina Carlotta Chabert), 1830 (dettaglio), Mart, Deposito Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto
Francesco Hayez, "Venere che scherza con due colombe" (Ritratto della ballerina Carlotta Chabert), 1830 (dettaglio), Mart, Deposito Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto

Mart's Grand Autumn 2019

A season of plenty for art. 12 major events at Mart from 20 September to 22 November


Gianni Pellegrini. Semblances in my Eyes
Galleria Civica Trento | Opening 20 September
curated by Margherita de Pilati
21 September 2019 - 26 January 2020 

One of the founders of the important art movement Objective Abstraction, featured in a Mart exhibition in 2015, Gianni Pellegrini (1953) returns to the Galleria Civica with a solo exhibition presenting the latest developments in his pictorial quest. Mostly unpublished or created specially for the occasion, Pellegrini’s recent canvases continue the exploration of light and colour that has characterized his art since his debut in the 1970s. The exhibition provides visitors a deep appreciation of the tireless pursuits of one of the outstanding figures in the Tridentine arts scene while reaffirming the cultural vocation of the Galleria Civica and its bond with the local area.

Focus Collections
Mart Rovereto
from 04.10.2019
from 25.10.2019

The Mart heritage covers more than 150 years in the history of Italian and international art with a particular emphasis on the 20th century and its many souls: the avant-garde movements and Futurism, archaisms and metaphysics, the upheavals in the second half of the century and contemporary experimentations. Occupying two floors, this pathway through art history continues to grow and develop. Thanks to frequent additions, rotations, and Focus exhibitions, visitors will always find something new and different at Mart. Two novel juxtapositions of major artists will open to the public in autumn 2019: Gino Rossi and Arturo Martini on 4 October; Bernardo Strozzi and Yves Klein on 25 October.

Richard Artschwager
Mart Rovereto | Opening 11 October
curated by Germano Celant
exhibition co-organized by Mart and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
12 October 2019 - 2 February 2020

Mart presents the first complete exhibition ever organized in Italy dedicated to Richard Artschwager (1923-2013). This major international project is entrusted to the curator Germano Celant in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which will host the exhibition this coming spring. Seeking to grasp space, everyday objects, and perception, Artschwager’s art represents an unicum in 20th-century art. The survey exhibition highlights the seminal nuclei of the artist's quest, featuring works from the early 1960s to the first decade of the new millennium.

Dancing the Revolution. Isadora Duncan and the figurative arts in Italy between the 19th century and avant-garde
Mart Rovereto | Opening 17 October
curated by Maria Flora Giubilei and Carlo Sisi with Rossella Campana, Eleonora Barbara Nomellini and Patrizia Veroli
a Mart Rovereto and Fondazione CR Firenze production
19.10.2019 - 01.03.2020

Mart hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the American dancer and cultural icon Isadora Duncan (1877-1927). Rebellious and charismatic, a true diva, she went beyond the canons of romantic ballet to develop an independent style and technique. Central themes in the exhibition are the liberation of women’s bodies, Duncan’s influence on early 20th-century culture, and her bond with Italy. The exhibition features numerous major artists who portrayed or were inspired by Duncan: Rodin, Bourdelle, von Stuck, Zandomeneghi, Sartorio, Bistolfi, Nomellini, Romanelli, Baccarini, De Carolis, Chini, Cambellotti, Nonni, Boccioni, Depero, Severini, Casorati, Campigli, Sironi, Raphaël, and Gio Ponti.

Tuuumultum! Samples between art, music and noise from the Mart Collections
Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero | Opening 8 November
curated by Nicoletta Boschiero and Duccio Dogheria
09.11.2019 - 29.03.2020

The exhibition examines the relationship between art and music in the 20th century, comparing specific historical periods. It begins with the Futurists’ exploration of sound, from the manifestos of Russolo and Pratella to Depero’s onomalinguistic works. Starting from the futurist spark, the exhibition moves on to explore the noise music of the second half of the century, including Sound Poetry and experimental music. The works of art on exhibit — from Veronesi to Chiari by way of Kandinsky’s watercolours and on to the contemporary artists Spanghero and Mazzonelli — dialogue with materials from the Mart Archivio del ’900: graphic works, documents, artists’ books, phonograph records, posters, videos, and audio recordings.

Intermedia. Archivio di Nuova Scrittura. The Paolo Della Grazia Collection
Mart Rovereto | Opening 22 November
curated by Nicoletta Boschiero and Duccio Dogheria
a Mart Rovereto and Museion Bolzano production

Words and images in 20th-century art  represent the core of art collector Paolo Della Grazia's Archivio di Nuova Scrittura. In 1998 Della Grazia chose to place his collection at Mart of Rovereto and Museion of Bolzano to better ensure its access to scholars and the public. It is now featured in the double exhibition Intermedia, consisting of a different complementary section in each of the two museums. Mart, which manages the Archive's impressive bibliographical and archival documentation, proposes a focus on experimental magazines and a small tribute to the magazine “Lotta poetica” and its exponents Sarenco, De Vree, Miccini, and Arias-Misson.


04.10.2019 | Broadway - Film Vissuto
Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero | 5 pm - 6.30 pm
Screening of Gaetano Cappa’s short film Broadway - Film Vissuto, inspired by the project New York - Film vissuto. Primo Libro Parolibero Sonoro by Fortunato Depero.

06.10.2019 | Mart Open Day
Mart Rovereto, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Galleria Civica Trento | 10 am - 6pm
Free admission. The Open Day at Mart will include events, guided tours, and workshops.

12.10.2019 | Day of Contemporary Art – AMACI
Mart Rovereto, Galleria Civica Trento | 10 am - 6 pm
A new edition of the annual festival dedicated to contemporary art and its aficionados, promoted by AMACI and MiBAC. Free admission, many events.

25.10.2019 | Walking on Mart. The Museum and the City in the Moonlight

Mart Rovereto | 9 pm - 10.30 pm
An evening of urban trekking through museum galleries closed to the public, accompanied by an exceptional soundtrack. In collaboration with Ambiente Trentino.

03.11.2019 | Mart Open Day
Mart Rovereto, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Galleria Civica Trento | 10 am - 6 pm
Free admission. The Open Day at Mart will include events, guided tours, and workshops.

15.11.2019 | Dance Aperitif

Mart Rovereto | 8 pm - 9 pm
Contemporary dance performance in the museum galleries, in collaboration with Centro Servizi Culturali S. Chiara, followed by an aperitif with Altemasi Trentodoc.