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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck at XVI QUADRIENNALE D’ARTE di ROMA, Italy

13 October 2016 - 8 January 2017

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

La Democrazia in America. Curated by Luigi Fassi.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.
13 October 2016 - 8 January 2017

The exhibition project intends to explore some of these crucial aspects and is based upon the shared reading, both by the artists and the curator, of a particular source of inspiration for reflecting indirectly on the country, the essay Democracy in America published by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835.

The exhibition project focuses on the key themes of Tocqueville’s thinking ‒ the relationship between freedom and equality, the role of political parties, the function of the free press, the link between individual wealth and political equality ‒ in order to lead to the creation of new works and new reflections by each artist. The final aim is to read the reflections of Democracy in America from a contemporary Italian perspective in order to trigger new ideas, theories and interpretations by the participating artists regarding present-day Italy and its recent history.

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck
(Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1972. Lives and works in Berlin).
Nicolò Degiorgis
(Born in Bozen in 1985. Lives and works in Bozen)
Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio
(Born in Turin in 1978. Live and work in Turin)
Adelita Husni-Bey
(Born in Milan in 1985. Lives and works in New York).
Renato Leotta
(Born in Turin in 1982. Lives and works in Turin)