The Quest for Happiness – Italian Art Now

Following the red line of the quest for happiness, the publication brings together Italy’s most interesting contemporary artists. It shows a wide and fresh panorama of the contemporary art production in Italy. For many artists, creativity and energy have been the answer to the economical and political crisis that struck Italy in 2008. Their work portray a kaleidoscopic interpretation of happiness in present day world. Spirituality and materialism, family and comunnities, time and nature, history and identity, politics and freedoms well as feelings and technology are key concepts through which the rapidly changing concept of happiness opens up.

The artists presented in the book are Yuri Ancarani, Silvia Camporesi, Loris Cecchini, Federica Di Carlo, Goldschmied & Chiari, Francesco Jodice, Marzia Migliora, Matteo Montani, Okkult Motion Picture (Alessandro Scali & Marco Calabrese), Federico Pietrella, Pietro Ruffo, Marinella Senatore, Federico Solmi and ZimmerFrei.

Authors: Maria Stella Bottai, Lorella Scacco and Pirjo Immonen
Graphic design: Ville Karppanen
Print: Livonia Print, Riika, 2019
168 pages
Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd
Serlachius Museums’ publications 63
ISBN: 978-952-7226-34-6

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