February 11 > June 2, 2020

curated by Daniela Lancioni


Exhibition promoted by 
Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Crescita culturale
Azienda Speciale Palaexpo

Jim Dine, A Thin Kindergarten Picture, 1974. © Audrey Laurans - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP © Adagp, Paris
in the exhibitions page: Jim Dine, Putney Winter Heart (Crazy Leon),1971, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole. © Yves Bresson / Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole © Adagp

This anthological exhibition exploring the work of US artist Jim Dine (Cincinnati, 1935), an undisputed leading light in the field of contemporary visual culture, is part of a programme promoted by the Palazzo delle Esposizioni showcasing the work of personalities of international renown who have evinced a clear interest in Italian culture.

The exhibition layout will essentially follow a form of chronological order with approximately 60 works dating from 1959 to the 2000s, a substantial number of them belonging to the collection that the artist himself recently donated to the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre George Pompidou in Paris. Alongside these exhibits, however, the exhibition will also be hosting loans from leading international collections to provide visitors with a comprehensive overview of some of the more salient moments in Jim Dine's career, including his photographic documentation of Happenings in the 1960s and his paintings from the early '60s, some of which were shown at the celebrated 1964 Venice Biennale, other paintings and sculptures in which Dine has imbued everyday objects and tools with the value of iconic images, and his more recent sculptures such as those devoted to the personality of Pinocchio – a figure who, in Jim Dine's mind, embodies the marvellous and ancient metamorphosis of the amorphous coming to life.

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