KEEP ON MOVIN’ featuring John Bock and Manfred Pernice

TALES FROM THE MORRA GRECO COLLECTION
KAI ALTHOFF \ JOHN BOCK \ CEZARY BODZIANOWSKI \ KEREN CYTTER \ SAM DURANT \ PETRA FERIANCOVÁ \ PIERO GOLIA \ RENATO LEOTTA \ JONATHAN MONK \ JÚLIUS KOLLER \ MANFRED PERNICE \ GIULIA PISCITELLI \ EVA ROTHSCHILD \ LORENZO SCOTTO DI LUZIO \ ANDREAS SLOMINSKI \ KATJA STRUNZ \ ERIC WESLEY \ CATHY WILKES
Curated by Giulia Pollicita 

 

September 29 opening 6 to 9 pm
 Morra Greco Foundation
Palazzo Caracciolo di Avellino, Naples 

 

Keep On Movin’ is a snapshot of a historical moment between the end of the 1990s and the present featuring a selection of artworks from the Morra Greco Collection. The works on show question the contemporary, shedding light on the power structures embedded in the narratives and ideologies that affect our experience of reality and history, demonstrating how that of “history” today is an impossible concept.

Perhaps we need to imagine histories that coexist in space and time, reflecting the multitude of subjectivities that take the place of grand narratives. The artworks on display in the Morra Greco Foundation interrogate themselves as works of art and question now antagonistically, now ironically, society, institutions, language, material culture and the relationship of humans to nature. 

Via photography, the moving image, painting, sculpture, installation, furniture, and architecture, the show recounts the historical and cultural cross-section between the second half of the 1990s, the early 2000s, and the present. In this timeframe, most of these artists rose to prominence, the Morra Greco Collection expanded, and the world radically changed, crafting the conditions we experience today.

By posing a question mark on the historical and political conditions of the contemporary to deconstruct opaque logics of power, Keep On Movin’ invites to conceive art institutions as part of society and works of art as active agents within a more complex ecosystem. Doing so, the show uncovers a part of the history (or, better, some tales) of the Morra Greco Collection, the Foundation’s research path up to date, and its new course dedicated to art education and mediation.

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