New Contemporary Art Exhibit Revives Ancient Classics

A new ancient art exhibition in Rome is blurring the boundaries between antiquities and contemporary art. The Post-Classical: The Revival of the Ancient in Contemporary Italian Art exhibit illustrates the profiles in history of the works of 17 artists, including Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Giulio Paolini of the Arte Povera, as well as Frank Shapell, Vanessa Beecroft, Claudio Parmiggiana and Mimmo Jodice.

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Vincenzo Trione, exhibition curator, said:

“What brings them together is the need to reinvent the fundamental themes of Classicism, to the point of rendering them unrecognizable. They don’t make faithful copies, they don’t out the culture of the past on a pedestal, they privilege discontinuity and margins.”

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