YTALIA. Energy, Thought, Beauty, curated by Sergio Risaliti, is the catalogue title for the large group exhibition held in Florence between June 2, and October 1, 2017.
The Belvedere Fortress is the main location for this exhibition involving the whole city and including the Uffizi Gallery, Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Basilica of Santa Croce, Museo Novecento, and Museo Marino Marini.
Each location exhibit the works of some of Italy’s most important contemporary artists. The 12 protagonists of YTALIA are: Giovanni Anselmo, Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, Alighiero Boetti, Gino De Dominicis, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Nunzio, Mimmo Paladino, Giulio Paolini and Remo Salvadori.
The catalogue, rich in analytical texts, narrates this widely varied exhibition with contributions by recognised international art critics. Comprehensive data sheets provide detailed descriptions of the works by each artist on show. Extensive iconographic material, including images from archives and photos of the works on show, each in their respective location, will complete the narrative of this important event.
This volume will bear witness and document an event that will embrace the entire city, connecting all the exhibition spaces, and uniting them in a single great pole of attraction.
SERGIO RISALITI is an art historian, critic and journalist. He has a long career as creator and curator of exhibitions, cultural events and projects for promoting artistic heritage and contemporary artistic expression. In 1997, he created the project for the Palazzo delle Papesse, the Contemporary Art Centre in Siena, inaugurated in 1998. He acted as consultant for the restoration project and setting up of the museum and art centre, for which he drew up and directed the cultural plan, personally organising over 40 solo and group exhibitions, conventions and events until March 2002.