MACHISMO creates a dialogue between selected sculptures from the Santarelli Collection and thirteen contemporary male artists across generations from Belgium, Italy, India, the Netherlands, USA and the UK, who in different ways interrogate and critique iconographies of machismo. The media of film, sound, painting, performance and sculpture in works by Bas Jan Ader, Marcel Broodthaers, Gino De Dominicis, Jeff Gibbons, Emiliano Maggi, Michael O’Mahony, Luigi Ontani, Cesare Pietroiusti, Gianni Politi, Robert Rauschenberg, Prem Sahib, Raja Ram Sharma and Franco Troiani, experienced in juxtaposition with the ancient sculptures, creates new dialogues with the construct of machismo.Download Press Release
MICHAEL O'MAHONYSaturday 25 May 2019 — 7:30pmVilla Lontana
Dreams & Thoughts, 2019Artist editions, A5, 40 pag, digital print, limited edition of 50.Buy here
TOMASO BINGAAfose Poesie e... AfasieFriday 7 June 2019 — 7:30pmVilla LontanaTomaso Binga’s action of taking a man’s name happened at a time when radical art and experimental art exhibitions were basically the preserve of men. In fact, looking through the lists of exhibitions of European and American Conceptual art between the ‘60s and ‘70s, the numbers of women included are ludicrously small. Binga’s use of a male pseudonym parodies the cultural privileges reserved for men, but also ridicules it, by the fact of her inclusion.
Altri ColoriMultiple, A3, offset, 350gr uncoated paper, edition of 100.Buy here
CESARE PIETROIUSTILa Pagina BiancaPerformance by Cesare Pietroiusti and Giuseppe GarreraMonday 8 July 2019 — 7:30pm Circolo Canottieri Aniene, Salone socialeRomaGiuseppe Garrera’s reading of Cesare Pietroiusti's love poem La Pagina Bianca follows an esoteric analysis, it is intimate and embarrassingly masculine. It echoes the grand literary tradition of Petrarch and Leopardi. His is a philological reading, based on variants banned from schools and academic anthologies due to the use of sexually explicit language, so it remains to be transmitted orally and by clandestine means.
Nove Poesie (1976 – 2015)Artist editions, 10,5x18cm, 20 pag, offset, 80gr uncoated paper, limited edition of 100.Buy here
La Pagina BiancaArtist edition, 35x35cm, offset, 350gr uncoated paper, limited edition of 100.Buy here
OPEN AIR SCREENINGComizi d'Amore (1965) by Pier Paolo PasoliniThursday 18 July 2019 — 7:30pmVilla Lontana's gardenMade in 1965, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s feature length documentary film Comizi d’Amore presents Italians attitudes to sexual mores. Pasolini holds a microphone and speaks directly with working class and middle class people from the North and the South of Italy with different levels of education. The film begins when he asks children where babies come from. He questions women about their relations to men, and vice versa; whether they see themselves as equals, their views on homosexuality and heterosexuality, whether virginity matters, if divorce should be legalised and the brothels closed.