qwatz – contemporary art platform hosts in Rome the GRAND TOUR D’ITALIE, a project by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) of the MiBAC, in collaboration with VIAFARINI (Milan), created to promote contemporary Italian artists to the foreign and to enhance their research.
Grand Tour d’Italie puts together a selection of mid-career Italian artists with some of the most prestigious international institutions dealing with exchanges and residencies, organizing a study-visit program in Milan (at VIAFARINI, DOCVA) and in Rome (hosted by qwatz c/o Villa Linneo).
The selection of the artists, by Carolina Italiano (DGAAP) and Simone Frangi (VIAFARINI), was carried out starting from the documentation center of VIAFARINI, managed by Giulio Verago and using the portal italianarea.it.
In full compliance with its own objectives and with the aim of contributing to the cultural growth of our country, for the first time the DGAAP gives life to a project aimed at the concrete promotion and enhancement of Italian artists abroad and, to do so, uses the collaboration of VIAFARINI, an organization that has always been involved in fostering the professional growth of young artists by creating opportunities for contact with curators, critics and museums and promoting their mobility.
Nico Angiuli, Francesco Arena, Riccardo Arena, Ludovica Carbotta, Beatrice Catanzaro, Leone Contini, Luigi Coppola, Cherimus, Nicolò Degiorgis, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, Chiara Fumai, Stefania Galegati Shines, Riccardo Giacconi, Adelita Husni Bey, Invernomuto, Claudia Losi , Marzia Migliora, Moira Ricci, Diego Tonus, Valentina Vetturi, Zimmerfrei.
Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Delfina Foundation (London), Futura Projects (Prague), ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program (NYC), Kadist Foundation (Paris), Manifesta, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Amsterdam), Residency Unlimited (NYC), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam).
Milan, Viafarini DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4.
Rome, qwatz – contemporary art platform, c/o Villa Linneo, via Linneo 1.