ArtVerona and IULM: the perspectives of the Italian system

Master's - 16 July 2020

ArtVerona and IULM are organizing a series of meetings dedicated to the Italian art system from an international perspective.

IULM and ArtVerona, the event dedicated to modern and contemporary art, from December 11th to the 13th and directed by Stefano Raimondi, are organizing a cycle of meetings designed for collectors and appreciators and dedicated to the Italian art system as seen from the international perspective. Specific focuses will be developed on the role played by museums, private foundations and collectors thanks to renowned and iconic speakers such as Holger Reenberg (HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark), Umberta Gnutti Beretta (entrepreneur and collector), Ronald Rozenbaum (The Embassy, Brussels), Mark Davy (Future City, London).

Prospettive (Perspectives) is in fact the name of this project created together with the Master in Art Market Management of the IULM, to be developed into a cycle of talks starting on 24 September 2020.
Via a 30 minute long dialogue, conducted by Alessia Zorloni, founder of the Art Wealth Advisory and Co-Director of the Executive Master in Art Market Management at IULM, member of the Advisory Board di ArtVerona 2020, with curators, directors and collectors, the cycle of meetings aims to form a transversal vision of the Italian art system as it is perceived on both the national and international scenarios, via debates and meetings with various players.
Prospettive is intended for all of the main operators of the sector, for appreciators and for the students of the Master in Art Market management, while participation to the event is guaranteed for all those registering with the Zoom platform.

The first appointment online is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th and its guest will be Holger Reenberg, Director of HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, in Denmark. The Herning museum is renowned worldwide for having the largest public collection of the works of the Italian artist Piero Manzoni, including Base del mondo and Linea Lunga 7200 metri, as well as a good number of works by Jannis Kounellis. The aim of the meeting is to revisit the highlights of the collection of this significant nucleus of works and to illustrate the partnerships launched with private institutions and with Italy, while analysing the workings of the museum system in a Northern European country.

On the occasion of the ArtVerona Roadshow, it will be possible to participate in the second event of Prospettive scheduled for Saturday, October 10th at Palazzo Monti in Brescia with Umberta Gnutti Beretta, Adviser of the Poldi Pezzoli museum of Milan and of the Fondazione Brescia Musei. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, she has always been the enthusiastic supporter of various different initiatives in the world of art, the most notorious at both news and art critique level being the project Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Lake Iseo in 2016. One of the supporters of Padiglione Italia, curated by Cecilia Alemani at the Venice Biennale of 2017, she does not define herself as a collector because “more than a collection, she has an assembly of works of art”, built up over time with passion and through her direct contact with the artists.

Ronald Rozenbaum, founder of the private collection The Embassy, Brussels, will be the guest of the online event of Thursday, October 15th. Private collecting plays a key role in modern and contemporary art and the approach in collecting and in being collectors has changed radically in recent years, to the point that today collecting even has an ethical meaning, necessary for promoting a reading of the world through the works. The debate with Ronald Rozenbaum, in fact, will focus on the scenarios, meanings, social implications and future prospects of an important international collection. The Embassy is strongly centered on painting, with works by Chris Succo and Valentin Carron, and on conceptual and minimalist art with works by Carl Andre, Bruce Nauman, Dan Flavin, as well as on a more contemporary generation of artists such as Sherrie Levine and Matias Faldbakken.

Finally, on Thursday, October 22nd, the appointment is with Mark Davy, Founder and CEO of Future City in London, a cultural placemaking agency specialised in brokering and in creating art projects in private and public venues. The meeting will provide the chance to analyse in depth a virtuous model of art promotion in different spheres and environments such as public spaces, means of transport and infrastructure, hospitals, shopping and residential spaces. The agency has commissioned over 100 installations throughout the world, involving artists such as Douglas Gordon, Ryan Gander and Damien Hirst.