Eight Art Project
Eight Art Project

25 July 2023
Memory Exercises - Mario Nigro
Elena Tettamanti


8 July 2022
Amici della Triennale and Cristalfarma for university students
Elena Tettamanti


19 November 2021
New Model of Cultural Patronage - Conversations in Art and Law
Elena Tettamanti



2018-2019-2020-2021
Award WPP Innovators dedicated to start-ups

Elena Tettamanti


21 September 2021
Party for the delivery of the 5.000 free cards of the Amici della Triennale to Milan students
Elena Tettamanti




 

15 September 2021
Second appointment “The protagonist of contemporary art. Comparing generations of women artists”
Elena Tettamanti


16 June 2021
First appointment “The protagonist of contemporary art. Comparing generations of women artists”
Elena Tettamanti


 

 


2019-2021-2022
Lecture at the State University of Milan

Elena Tettamanti



June - September 2020
"Art and Lockdown. Comparing generations of artists"

Elena Tettamanti



2017-2018-2019-2020
Amici della Triennale and Generali for Milan students

Elena Tettamanti



 

September 2019
Casa Testori Association. Round table "Una scultura al parco: quando l'arte genera un luogo"
Elena Tettamanti


May 2019
Party for the delivery of the 2.500 free cards of the Amici della Triennale to high school students
Elena Tettamanti


March 2019
Lecture at the Bocconi University in Milan
Elena Tettamanti


November 2018
Lecture at the Luiss University in Rome on Amici della Triennale
Elena Tettamanti


26 May 2018
Ca' Corniani at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Italian Pavilion
Elena Tettamanti


May 2018
Conference ICOM FIDAM “Io ho quello che ho donato”
Elena Tettamanti


May 2018
Case Study Amici della Triennale
Elena Tettamanti


27 March 2018
Second Anniversary Amici della Triennale
Elena Tettamanti


October 2017
Alberto Garutti is the winner of the International Art Competition for the "Three Thresholds of Ca' Corniani"
Elena Tettamanti


February 2017
Jackson Pollock at Guggenheim in New York.
Elena Tettamanti


January 2017
Robert Rauschenberg at the Tate Modern.
Elena Tettamanti


Until April 2, 2017, the Tate Modern in London is offering visitors an opportunity to look back over the career of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) with the first complete retrospective to have been staged since his death. Thanks to the loan of important works by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in fact, it is possible to retrace the production of the great American artist, from his most famous masterpieces to the multidimensional experiments carried out in his days at Black Mountain College.

December 2016
Carl Andre at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris.
Elena Tettamanti


With the retrospective Carl Andre. Sculpture as Space 1958 – 2010 (18 October 2016-12 February 2017), the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris pays tribute to one of the great names in contemporary American art, continuing the successful run of the exhibition project by the Dia Art Foundation that debuted in New York (2014), then traveled to Madrid (2015) and Berlin (2016), and will conclude in Los Angeles nel 2017. Curators Sébastien Gokalp, Yasmil Raymond and Philippe Vergne deserve praise for having elegantly adapted works that Andre had originally conceived for other other spaces to those of the Parisian museum, creating a harmonious and sometimes surprising narration of a career that began in 1970s New York. Alongside works that are landmarks in the history of Minimalism are curious objects like the Dada Forgeries, never before exhibited, numerous texts and works on paper, as well as the interesting photographs (1958-1961) shot by Hollis Frampton that offer an unusual portrait of the famous artist from New England.

November 2016
Alberto Burri at Città di Castello.
Elena Tettamanti


We can say that 2016 has been Alberto Burri’s year, not just because it marks the centenary of his birth but because it has seen a series of well-made and well thought-out exhibitions that have undoubtedly succeeded in paying homage to his genius. After the major retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York entitled Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting - which opened in October 2015 - and its subsequent transfer to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, in fact, the tributes to the great artist from Città di Castello will conclude in his native city. Alberto Burri: the Space of Matter / between Europe and the USA (from September 24, 2016, to January 6, 2017) is the title of the important exhibition that the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri is staging in the ample spaces of the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco.

October 2016
Fabio Mauri at GAMeC.
Elena Tettamanti


Fabio Mauri left a mark on the variegated artistic panorama of the second half of the 20th century through his use of language as a means of expression, avoiding the usual approaches taken by conceptual art and enriching it with elastic meanings, able to cover many aspects of everyday existence. Fabio Mauri. Arte per legittima difesa (“Fabio Mauri: Art in Self-Defense,” October 6, 2016-January 15, 2017) is the exhibition that the GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) in Bergamo is devoting to the great Italian artist with the aim of drawing attention to his undisputed intellectual legacy. The curator, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, has presented his account of the career of the Roman-born artist in the form of a retrospective on a small scale, showing the works that are most representative of his approach: an authentically transhistorical one, because both universal and modern.

September 2016
Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi.
Elena Tettamanti


One of the most elusive personalities in the art world, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is undoubtedly even better at getting himself talked about than he is at having his say. The reasons are many and not connected solely with the kind of art he produces, but also and above all with his extensive use of the internet and social networks, to which he entrusts his thoughts and a multitude of images drawn from his (often turbulent) life every day. Ai Weiwei. Libero (Palazzo Strozzi from September 23, 2016, to January 22, 2017) is the Italian retrospective that the curator Arturo Galansino was determined to hold in Florence in order to tell the story of the artist’s checkered career and to project the Tuscan city into a more contemporary artistic dimension.

September 2016
Conference Uffizi Stati Generali
Elena Tettamanti


July 2016
Louise Bourgeois at Guggenheim in Bilbao.
Elena Tettamanti


Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells (until September 4, 2016) is the eagerly awaited retrospective that the Guggenheim in Bilbao is devoting to one of the artists who has had the most influence on the contemporary scene. The importance of Louise Bourgeois’s legacy is not measured solely on the basis of the growing fame of her fascinating installations—which have been such an inspiration for many of this century’s artists—but also in terms of her extraordinary capacity to draw on her personal experience to evoke universal themes. The curators Julienne Lorz and Petra Joos, with the guidance of the artist’s longtime assistant and director of the Easton Foundation, Jerry Gorovoy, have put together a wide-ranging exhibition that, in order to cover the whole of the French artist’s long career, presents drawings, pictures and sculptures, along with 28 of her celebrated Cells.

June 2016
Sigmar Polke at Palazzo Grassi.
Elena Tettamanti


To celebrate the ten years that have passed since its reopening, Palazzo Grassi is devoting an ample retrospective to Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The exhibition explores the German artist’s link with Venice and pays tribute to all the phases in his career.

May 2016
Manus x Machina. Fashion in an Age of Technology.
Elena Tettamanti


The eagerly awaited exhibition staged by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York— Manus x Machina. Fashion in an Age of Technology —finally opened its doors on May 5 (and will run until August 14), promising to leave its mark on the relationship that began to develop between fashion and the visual arts in the last century. Its curator Andrew Bolton—formerly a member of the prestigious workgroup at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London—has succeeded in putting together a history of fashion that is able to surprise, as it avoids clichés and proposes an alternative dialogue between fashion and technology.

March 2016
Mario and Marisa Merz at the MACRO.
Elena Tettamanti


The exhibition on Mario and Marisa Merz under way at the MACRO in Rome (until June 12, 2016) has a title that splendidly encapsulates a partnership which was first of all intellectual, but sustained too by a strong emotional affinity: “I am with that curve of that mountain which I see reflected in this lake of glass. At Mario’s table.” Already in this sentence — “stolen” from Marisa’s personal notes and poetically associated with the names of the protagonists by Claudio Crescentini, Costantino D’Orazio and Federica Pirani, curators of the exhibition — we can find all the elements that the visitor will encounter in the show; glass, mountains, sinuous curves and, of course, Mario: elements that hold their respective works together, acting as the glue not just for Marisa delicate creations, but also for the aesthetic vigor of her husband’s.

February 2016
Beyond the Beauty: Irving Penn at the Smithsonian.
Elena Tettamanti


The work and stylistic legacy of Irving Penn (1917-2009) are commonly associated with legendary images that have helped to shape the history of fashion photography, as well as his decades of contributions to prestigious magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The exhibition on at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC (until March 20, 2016) is presenting to the public hundreds of his most famous photographs -along with a group of works never shown before that was recently acquired from the Irving Penn Foundation -and provides an opportunity to reassess Penn’s career in terms that, as the title puts it, go “beyond beauty.”

January 2016
Charles and Ray Eames at the Barbican Center.
Elena Tettamanti


It is never simple to take on the classics, especially when you are dealing with images and objects that are part of a truly collective visual and cultural heritage. The Barbican Center in London seems to have pulled it off, devoting to the American designers Charles (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) an ample and many-sided retrospective that can be visited in the spaces of the center’s Art Gallery until February 14, 2016.

December 2015
Philippe Parent’s Hypothesis at the Hangar Bicocca.
Elena Tettamanti


The fascinating exhibition of the work of the French artist Philippe Parreno (Oran, 1964) on at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan until February 14, in addition to offering a broad and unprecedented overview of his career, constitutes an opportunity to debate the possibilities of the museum in the third millennium that is not to be missed.

November 2015
Endless House. Friederick Kiesler at the MoMA.
Elena Tettamanti


On at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until March 6, 2016, Endless House is a tribute to the Vienna-trained architect Frederick Kiesler and an opportunity to take stock of the theme of the home as an evolving space, perpetually striving to adapt to the changing habits of the people who live in it.

(article originally published on Artribune November 1, 2015)