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Critical Collecting

The project, curated by Antonio Grulli and now in its fifth edition, is one of the most detailed reviews of the world of Italian collecting that to date involves 50 art critics and 50 collectors. The intent of Critical Collecting is to redefine the scope of a collecting approach that is too often relegated to the moment of purchase of works of art seen in the most classical manner, thereby implicitly and experimentally suggesting the possibility of forging new paths.

To achieve this, the figure of the art critic has been approached, deeming it fundamental in bringing about the correct and healthy functioning of the world of art, a role too often set aside in these years of overruling curatorial practices, especially in fairs. The intent is to suggest that, in the years in which the artists themselves have expanded the borders of the concept of work of art to any form of object or concept not necessarily confined within material limits, it is possible to think of collectors also purchasing critics’ texts for and relating to their collections. In this manner, many of these collectors for the first time ever have obtained a critique that described and explained their collection, thereby making it possible to see it through an external eye, i.e. that of the art critic.

Considering the importance of this corpus of texts, and given the high quality of the collections and of those who have written about them, the aim was to celebrate this first anniversary with the publication of the texts in an actual book that will collect all of them, curated by Studio Temp.

2016 
Diego Bergamaschi / Ginevra Bria
Cristian Berselli /  Caterina Molteni
Allegra e Gherardo Biagioni /  Marco Scotti
Giuseppe Casarotto /  Domenico de Chirico
Luigi Cerutti / Clara Madaro
Mauro De Iorio / Sofia Silva
Fabio Farnè / Giulia Brivio
Marco Martini / Davide Daninos
Salvatore Mirabile / Daniela Zangrando
Anna e Francesco Tampieri /  Gabriele Tosi

2017
Fabio Agovino / Marianna Agliottone
Massimo Antichi / Carolina Gestri
Marco Barbieri / Massimo Marchetti
Valter Cassandro / Roberta Mansueto
Simona Leidi e Oliviero Falconi / Stefano Raimondi
Alberto Ferrari / Davide Giannella
Marco Ghigi / Davide Ferri
Antonio e Annamaria Maccaferri / Claudia Santeroni
Pier Luigi Metelli / Marta Silvi
Massimiliano Ruggeri / Bruno Barsanti

2018
Andrea Boghi / Martina Angelotti
Vittorio Dapelo / Giovanna Manzotti
Isabella e Guido Generali / Lisa Andreani
Andrea Gho / Giulia Floris
Maria Grazia Longoni e Claudio Palmigiano – Guendalina Piselli
Giovanni Milesi – Rossella Moratto
Valeria Napoleone – Maria Chiara Valacchi
Lorenzo Perini-Natali – Giulia Gelmini
Francesco Taurisano – Théo-Mario Coppola
Paolo Piardi – Francesco Zanot

2019
Renato Alpegiani / Daniele Capra
Lucia Bonanni e Mauro Del Rio (BDC Parma) / Valentina Rossi
Collezione Famiglia Forin / Elena Forin
Antonio Coppola / Zoe de Luca
Francesco Macchi / Irene Sofia Comi
Vittorio Rappa / Saverio Verini
Tommaso Tisot / Claudio Zecchi
Underdog Collection / Marianna Agliottone
Andrea Zegna / Cecilia Canziani
Antonio Zito / Silvia Salvati /

2020
Gerry Bonetti / Rossella Farinotti
Michele Cristella / Alessia Romano
Carlo Alberto Ferri / Federico Montagna
Fabio Frasca / Cristina Masturzo
Francesco Galvagno / Cristina Costanzo
Famiglia Gori / Pietro Gaglianò
Edoardo Monti / Maria Abramenko
Camilla Sanguinetti / Fulvio Chimento
Giovanni Scarzella / Claudio Musso
Seven Gravity Collection / Camilla Compagni

 

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