Vistamare di Benedetta Spalletti SRL
The gallery focuses on contemporary positions and, at the same time, includes historical artists into its programme. Benedetta Spalletti is interested in the works of the Italian and international avant- garde.
Largo dei Frentani, 13
T +39 085 694570
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Claudia Di Donato
Located in a late seventeenth-century building in the centre of Pescara - Italy, the Vistamare gallery opened, under the initiative of Benedetta Spalletti, in 2001 with an exhibition entitled “Camera Italia”. Curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio, the exhibition invited ten artists of various generations to produce works based on the idea of “rooms”, and of these the two permanent installations by Alberto Garutti and Ettore Spalletti can still be seen in the gallery. The gallery's work has always concentrated prevalently on artwork created expressly for the gallery's own spaces: for example, Joseph Kosuth's 2005 installation “Un'osservazione grammaticale” [A Grammatical Remark] and the subsequent (2007) intervention “Tre momenti separati in una contemplazione” [Three Separate Moments in a Contemplation] in which the space created by Kosuth was modified thanks to an intervention by Ettore Spalletti and the presence of a painting by Giorgio Morandi, as well as the big wall drawing by Sol Lewitt created in 2015; many solo shows came in the following years: Puppi and Berti (2009), Jodice (2010), Airò (2011), Linke (2012), Büchler (2013) Huws (2014) and Jodice (2016).
The gallery focuses on contemporary positions and, at the same time, includes historical artists into its programme. Benedetta Spalletti is interested in the works of the Italian and international avant- garde, showing artists such: Mario Airò, Giovanni Anselmo, Getulio Alviani, Pedro Barateiro, Rosa Barba, Simone Berti, Pavel Büchler, Anna Franceschini, Bethan Huws, Mimmo Jodice, Joseph Kosuth, Armin Linke, Andrea Romano, Ettore Spalletti, Haim Steinbach, Giuseppe Uncini.
The project of Vistamare is to introduce Italian artists to worldwide audiences and worldwide artists to Italy, promoting a vital dialogue between its artists and national and international institutions. By this desire arose novel relationships such as those between Alviani and Franceschini, Nevelson and Perret, Uncini and Cornaro.