Grand Re-Opening of Prato’s Centro Pecci on October 16, 2016, begins with “The End of the World”


The End of the World

October 16, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Grand Opening: October 16, 2016 at 11am

Centro Pecci – Prato, ITALY

Curated by Fabio Cavallucci

The Grand Re-Opening of the new Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art is this Sunday, October 16th, 2016. In addition to more than doubling the size of the exhibition spaces, the new center will also have an archive and specialized library which will include over 50,000 volumes, an outdoor theater, a cinema/auditorium, a performance space in the galleries, a bookshop, a restaurant and a pub/bistro, all housed in the new futuristic, spaceship-shaped extension by Rotterdam-based architect Maurice Nio, and the renovated original building by Italo Gamberini.

Centro Pecci Prato

For the occasion of its grand re-opening, the Pecci Center presents the exhibition The End of the World, curated by Director Fabio Cavallucci with the cooperation of a large group of international advisors. Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showing that will span the entire exhibition area of the museum – over 3000 square meters – the exhibition will be set up as a kind of exercise of distance which will invite us to take a look at our present from a great distance.

Along the way the audience will experience the feeling of being projected thousands of light years away to view our current world as if it were a fossil, geological eras from the present time, resulting in a feeling of being suspended in a limbo between a now distant past and a still distant future.

Throughout the exhibition, many expressions and artistic languages will be interconnected: music, theater, cinema, architecture and dance represented not just as side events but as integral moments of the show, helping to build an immersive and captivating narrative.

The exhibition The End of the World will be accompanied by a catalog published in two languages, Italian and English, as well as a series of conferences and debates which will develop the various themes explored in the exhibition including scientific, philosophical and literary aspects, from more recent theories of physics to the prehistoric, and from science fiction to ecology and sustainability.

Adel Abdessemed, Jananne Al-Ani, Darren Almond, Giovanna Amoroso & Istvan Zimmermann, Aristide Antonas, Riccardo Arena, Kader Attia, Francis Bacon, Babi Badalov, Fayçal Baghriche, Francesco Bertelè, Rossella Biscotti, Björk, Umberto Boccioni, Kerstin Brätsch, Cai Guo-Qiang, Julian Charrière & Julius von Bismarck, Ali Cherri, Analivia Cordeiro, Isabelle Cornaro, Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Hanne Darboven, Pippo Delbono, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Federico Fellini, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Lucio Fontana, Carlos Garaicoa, Adalberto Giazotto, Arash Hanaei, Camille Henrot, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joakim, Polina Kanis,Tadeusz Kantor, Tigran Khachatryan, Robert Kusmirowski, Andrey Kuzkin, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Suzanne Lacy, Ahmed Mater, Boris Mikhailov, NASA, Henrique Oliveira, Lydia Ourahmane, Pëtr Pavlensky, Gianni Pettena, Agnieszka Polska, Pablo Picasso, Pussy Riot / Taisiya Krugovykh, Qiu Zhijie, Józef Robakowski, Batoul S’Himi, Fari Shams, Santiago Sierra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Unknown-lower paleolithic period, Unknown-upper paleolithic period, Luis Urculo, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Ekaterina Vasilyeva & Hanna Zubkova, Andy Warhol, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Andrzej Wróblewski, Alik Yakubovich, David Zink Yi

Centro Pecci Prato

Centro Pecci Prato
Viale della Repubblica 277, Prato – ITALY

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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