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Italia Happening, 2015

Curation, Graphic Design, Editorial

In 130 exhibition pieces, a current view on Italian artistic production is assembled, demonstrating that the country's contribution to recent art history cannot be boiled down to Arte Povera or Maurizio Cattelan.

For the last three years, the country finds itself in the post-Berlusconi era, after two decades that saw cultural life shaped by a political figure who stood not only for dramatic cuts in the area of art and culture, but also for a privatised media landscape and a deliberate torpedoing of critical discourse.

What about the current situation of Italy can be discerned from publications stemming from the arts? What is happening, and what attracts interest in individual cases? Who did not leave the country under these circumstances, and which topics and discourses are currently debated?

List of participating artists, groups and projects:


A Certain Number Of Books, Gianpaolo Arena, Alessia Bernardini, Blisterzine, Edda Bracchi, Boite, Cranico, Delebile Edizioni, Direct Cut, E Il Topo, Flip project, 3/3 Tre Terzi, Humboldt Books, Alice Guareschi, Gabriel Kuri, Landscape stories, Le Dictateur, Michele Lombardelli, Madness & Civilization, Gram Publishing, Mousse Publishing, Marco Mucig, Nero Magazine, Nomade Arteideologia, Officina Typo, Osservatorio Fotografico, Bolo Paper, Federico Pepe, Armando Perna, Edizioni Precarie, Giancarlo Norese, Print About Me, P420 Gallery, RawRaw, Rorhof, San Rocco, Luca Scarabelli, Spaziolabò Edizioni, Teatro Balocco, The Cool Couple, The Exhibitionist, Nico Vascellari, Andro Vekua, Von Holden Studio, Yes I am Writing a Book, Elisabetta Benassi, Sissy Biasin, Salvatore Arancio, Giorgio Andreota Calò, Fucking Good Art, Matteo Pasin, Federico Barbon, Andrea Scarabelli, Luca De Leva, Gianluca Perrone, Alessandra Spranzi, Franco Vaccari, Irma Blank, Federico Lupo, Andreas Banderas, Lorenzo Mapelli, Massimilian Bomba, Nicolò Degiorgis, Luca Trevisani, Alessandro Simonetti, Laura Santamaria, Allegra Martin, Francesca Gardini, Nicola Baldazzi, Marco Lachi, Davide Baldrati, Jonathan Frantini, Riccardo Muzzi, Luca Nostri, Francesco Neri, Wim Starkenburg, Elisa Talentino, Fabio Barile, Filippo Tassinari, Simona Filippini, Igiaba Scego, Bruno Tobia, Fabio Stasssi, Eleonora Calvelli, Salvatore Santoro, Christian Holstad, Andrea Crociani, Heinz Mader, Nanni Balestrini, Andreas Hapkemeyer, Andro Wekua, Nico Vascellari, Monica Bonvicini, Maurizio Nannucci, Thomas Eller, Brigitte Mahlknecht.