My heart is empty like a mirror - Episodio di Catania, 2018, environmental installation, site specific. Courtesy: Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan / Naples

Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Chief Executive Officer Jacopo Venturini, will support the curator Eugenio Viola and the artist Gian Maria Tosatti for the Italian Pavilion at The 59th International Art Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia.

Eugenio Viola, curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022 and Gian Maria Tosatti, artist Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022 Photo by Elena Andreato
Eugenio Viola, curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022 and Gian Maria Tosatti, artist Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022 Photo by Elena Andreato

For the first time in the history of the Italian Pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale of Venice which is titled History of Night and Destiny of Comets, one sole artist will present his artwork to represent Italy. The 59th Biennale, The Milk of Dreams, will be curated by Cecilia Alemani.

Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC
Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC

Maison Valentino continues its commitment to promote and sustain culture with projects that aim to a cultural comeback and reciprocity. Le Gaggiandre of the Arsenale, next to the Tese delle Vergini, that hosts the Italian Pavilion, is the location where Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his Couture Show in July 2021, Valentino Des Ateliers. A project entirely conceived as a dialogue with contemporary art and young artists. In that occasion Valentino sponsored the 49th International Theatre Festival – Biennale Teatro 2021.

The Creative Director, once again, wants to pay a homage to the city of Venice and to its cultural panorama. The city that for him genuinely and spontaneously generates vibrations on art, theatre, music, architecture, cinema, and everything that has to do with creativity. For Pierpaolo Piccioli Venice is the natural perceptive scenario for a conversation between art and fashion where a creative mind can envision its creations.

Gian Maria Tosatti, photo Maddalena Tartaro
Gian Maria Tosatti, photo Maddalena Tartaro
Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC
Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC

 

 

Gian Maria Tosatti and Pierpaolo Piccioli enter in a dialogue of inspirations that derives from a shared curiosity and values they strive for: a common quest of building a multi vocal community. An ongoing search for ever-changing, unexpected expressions of artistic sensibility and creativity, in every shape and forms. Their awareness into the human and its role into the society within the contemporary environment. The curator Eugenio Viola will propose a project that acts as a powerful statement on contemporaneity, giving a daring interpretation of present times.

 

Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC
Gian Maria Tosatti, “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, curated by Eugenio Viola, Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia. Courtesy DGCC – MiC

The work by Gian Maria Tosatti is configured as an intermediate that contains and blends a plurality of languages, going from literary references to the visual arts, from theater to music and performance with the intent of creating new awareness, poised between dreams and errors. History of the Night and Destiny of the Comets is imagined as a large environmental installation, offering a striking vision of the current state of humanity and its prospects, with a proactive and optimistic perspective.

Portrait of Pierpaolo Piccioli, Gian Maria Tosatti and Eugenio Viola in Venice - Credit Courtesy of Valentino
Portrait of Pierpaolo Piccioli, Gian Maria Tosatti and Eugenio Viola in Venice – Credit Courtesy of Valentino

The Italian Pavilion will open in occasion of the Vernissage of The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022 and will be open to public from Saturday 23rd April until Sunday 27th November 2022.

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