Date:        17 December, 2015 - 20 March, 2016
Location:  Museo d’arte contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy

Curated by Anna Lovecchio and CHAN

Writing about collecting, Walter Benjamin maintains that “every passion borders on the chaotic” in a continuous tension between the poles of order and disorder. Does the same hold true for a museum’s collection? For the thirtieth anniversary of Villa Croce Museum, the exhibition Chaotic Passion intends to explore this dialectical relation by putting artworks from the collection in dialogue with works produced over the last ten years by a new generation of artists.

Chaotic Passion invites the public on a nonlinear journey where the past and the recent are constantly shuffled. It creates an ecosystem formed by multiple temporalities, dissonances, and reverberations where the works are asked to engage one another in mysterious relationships and experimental combinations that promp different interpretations of abstraction and language as fields of aesthetic research.


Meris Angioletti/ Chiara Camoni/ Alice Cattaneo/ Cristian Chironi/ Danilo Correale/ Claire Fontaine/ Silvia Giambrone/ Alice Guareschi/ Jacopo Miliani/ Margherita Morgantin/ Rebecca Moccia/ Andrea Nacciarriti/ Pennacchio Argentato/ Serena Porrati/ Maria Domenica Rapicavoli/ The Cool Couple/ Serena Vestrucci/ Void.

Vincenzo Agnetti/ Cesi Amoretti/ Antonio Calderara/ Ettore Colla/ Gianni Colombo/ Pietro Consagra/ Dadamaino/ Corrado D’Ottavi/ Lucio Fontana/ Virginio Ghiringhelli/ Osvaldo Licini/ Piero Manzoni/ Bruno Munari/ Anna Oberto/ Mauro Reggiani/ Regina/ Ben Vautier/ Rodolfo Vitone/ Gianfranco Zappettini/ Alberto Zilocchi.

Click here to the exhibition website.