Alessandro Piangiamore: Marango


This book is published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Marango, curated by Vittorio Calabrese at New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York City, May 1 - June 14, 2018. The book features essays by Vittorio Calabrese and Ara H. Merjian and contributions by Stefano Albertini, Nancy Olnick, and Giorgio Spanu. 

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Ara H. Merjian
Vittorio Calabrese

Stefano Albertini
Nancy Olnick & Giorgio Spanu

Karolina Chojnowska

Courtesy of the artist
Paola Fernandez
Sean Kane

Prestone Press LLC

Art Transport
Savino Del Bene, Rome

Publish Date
May 2018


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Trim Size
8.5 x 5.6 (21.6 x 14.2 cm)



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About the Artist

Alessandro Piangiamore was born in Enna, Sicily, in 1976, Alessandro Piangiamore lives and works in Rome. In his work, the attempt to crystallize the ephemeral, the evanescent, is recurrent, through a practical approach to the material that, as the artist claims, allows him to adhere to reality and an understanding of it. His practice always maintains an intimate and poetic dimension that often leaves the state of the final form to chance. He won numerous prizes and residencies such as the 2015: Prize of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie, Aubusson (FR); 16th Cairo Award, Cairo Editore, Milan (IT); 2010: Global Art Program with Khoj Studio, New Delhi (IND); and Artegiovane, Milan (IT); 2007 Passport Prize, with DENA Foundation for Contemporary Art (FR) and City of Turin (IT). His keynote exhibitions include solo shows Primavera Piangiamore at the Palais de Tokyo in 2014, Tutto il Vento che c’è at the Galleria Civica Segantini di Arco (TN) in 2013, and at the GAMEC in Bergamo in 2011; Marango, at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli- Marimo’ NYU, New York in 2018. He has participated in group shows including The Lasting (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome 2016); Par Tibi Roma Nihil, NOMAS Foundation, Rome 2016; Meteorite in Giar dino (Fondazione Merz, Turin 2014); Sletto e C orso, (XXI Biennal de Selestat, France 2013); ReGeneration (Macro, Rome 2012); Mutiny Seemed a Pr obability (Fondazione Giuliani, Rome 2010); and Le 50 Lune di Saturno (Triennale di Torino 2008).


About the Contributors

Ara H. Merjian is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at New York University, where he is affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, as well Director of Undergraduate Studies. He is the author of Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris (Yale, 2014) and of the forthcoming Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art and Neocapitalism, 1960-1975 (University of Chicago Press, 2019)His criticism has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, frieze, Apollo, and other publications.

Vittorio Calabrese is the Director of Magazzino Italian Art. A native of Irpinia, Italy, he specializes in the management of international and cultural institutions, art business practices, collection management, and appraising. Vittorio holds a BA and MSc in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University, Milan, and an MA in History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education New York. He has curated several exhibitions including: Ornaghi & Prestinari, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2016; Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, Remo Salvadori: From the Olnick Spanu Collection, Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C., 2017; Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 2017; Bagnoli, Bianchi, Salvadori, The Garrison Art Center, New York, 2018; Marango, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2018; and Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library, New York, 2018.