25.08. – 25.09.2022

We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy

25.08.2022 at 19.00.
We would be grateful for a short registration via Eventbrite or by email to programm@clb-berlin.de.

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm.

We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy presents new works by eight emerging Italian artists selected by curators Ludovico Pratesi and Marco Bassan: Benni Bosetto, Giulia Cenci, Tomaso De Luca, Lulù Nuti, Amedeo Polazzo, Alice Ronchi, Giulio Saverio Rossi and Namsal Siedlecki.

As part of the exhibition project, they were brought together with eight companies in which the Fondazione CDP has a stake to realise new works: Open Fiber, Terna, Eni, Webuild, CDP Immobiliare, Snam, Tim and Ansaldo Energia.

The project follows the Italian tradition of a dialogue between artistic creativity and industrial production, as initiated, for example, in the 1950s by the magazine Civiltà delle Macchine or in the 1960s in exhibitions such as “Sculture nella città. Spoleto 1962”. This exhibition is considered a milestone in 20th century art history. It was conceived and curated by Giovanni Carandente in 1962 for the Festival dei Due Mondi and was one of the first examples of dialogue and interaction between industry and contemporary art. On this occasion, many of the greatest artists of the time, such as David Smith, Alexander Calder, Beverly Pepper, Lucio Fontana, Nino Franchina and Ettore Colla, created works of art in metal in the various Italian workshops of the Italsider steel industry. Their works were exhibited outdoors in the historic centre of Spoleto and some of them are now part of the collection of the Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto. We Love Art – Vision and Creativity Made in Italy has taken up these inspirations and renewed them in the current economic and artistic context.

CLB Berlin is the last stop on an extensive tour that has already taken the exhibition to New York, Mexico, Seoul, Chongqing and Cairo. At the end of the international tour, the eight artworks will become part of the collection of the Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in Rome.

Speakers at the opening on the 25th:
Dr. Sven Sappelt, CLB Berlin,
Francesca Moschitta, Cultural Officer of the Italian Cultural Institute,
as well as the two curators of the exhibition: Ludovico Pratesi, curator and art critic at the daily newspaper La Repubblica, and Marco Bassan, founder and curator of Spazio Taverna in Rome.

The usual hygiene measures apply at this time.

A project of the Italian Cultural Institute Berlin (IIC)
in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Foundation (CDP) and CLB Berlin.

Foto (c) Giulia Cenci: Progresso scorsoio.


25.08. – 25.09.2022


CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
10969 Deutschland


Istituto Italiano di Cultura Berlino