Le Latitudini dell’arte: Italy / The Netherlands contemporary art Biennial
02 Lug, 2021


At Pulchri Studio in Den Haag, Art Commission presents the international Biennial exhibition “Le  Latitudini dell’Arte” Italy – The Netherlands, on the theme “Water and light”. The Biennial was born in  2013 with the aim of promoting and encouraging the artistic and cultural exchange between Italy and  other European countries. The fourth edition Netherlands – Italy was created in Genoa in 2019 with the  collaboration of Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura.  

The exhibition, conceived and curated by Virginia Monteverde, includes the participation of Italian and  Dutch artists. As in previous editions the artists have been selected thanks to the collaboration of  galleries and foundations of both countries. The Biennale Le Latitudini dell’Arte at Pulchri Studio in Den  Haag, will be inaugurated on 10 July 2021.  

The exhibition will be inaugurated in the presence of: Virginia Monteverde, curator, Giorgio Novello,  Ambassador of Italy to The Netherlands, Paola Cordone, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in  Amsterdam and Marieta Reijerkerk, chairman of Pulchri Studio.  

Musical performance by New Phoenix Ensemble: Letizia Maulà, clarinet and Sylvia Cempini, cello.  

“At the linguistic level, multimediality and the fluid state of the social fabric of post-modernity, as  theorized by the political scientist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, recursively connote the artistic  choices of the broad cultural landscape delineated by the curator. In an age of globalization and of the  de-aestheticization of art versus a widespread aestheticization of the commodity as fetish, our advanced  capitalist society inevitably shows signs of tension, with its resolved and unresolved conflicts, its  migratory flows, its desperate journeys of hope, its ecological degradation or recovery, its questions  open to the present and the future. The scenario resulting from a selective panorama of thirty Dutch and  an equal number of Italian artists clearly reflects the signs, symptoms, openings and closures of the  horizon, which every artist, as a sensitive creative seismograph of the surrounding context, projects into  his or her work.” (Viana Conti)  

Participating artists are Annemieke Alberts, Pat Andrea, Aqua Aura, Rebecca Ballestra, Stefania Beretta,  Roland Berning, Merijn Bolink, Federico Bonelli, Stefano Cagol, Francesco Candeloro, Wim Claessen,  Davide Coltro, Vania Comoretti, Kitty Doomernik, Stephen Eastaugh, Peter Edel, Theo Eissens, Anne Claire van Elshout, Aaron van Erp, Inés Fontenla, Daniele Galliano, Armida Gandini, Roberto Ghezzi,  Mauro Ghiglione, Lory Ginedumont, Gian Luca Groppi, Roos van Haaften, Willem van den Hoed, Carla  Iacono, Fukushi Ito, Marc Philip van Kempen, PierPaolo Koss, Danielle Kwaaitaal, Kiki Lamers, David  Lascaris, Margherita Levo Rosenberg, Roberto de Luca, Raquel Maulwurf, Federica Marangoni, Malena  Mazza, Viviana Milan, Hidenori Mitsue, Lin de Mol, Virginia Monteverde, Jef Nassenstein, Pieter Obels,  Mimmo Padovano, Gianluca Patti, Annalisa Pisoni Cimelli, Monica Ragazzini, Joseph Sassoon Semah, Ellen  Schippers, Charlotte Schrameijer, Daniele Sigalot, Ingrid Simons, Julius Stibbe, Vania Elettra Tam, Ton  van Kints, Tessa Verder, Francesco Vieri.  

The exhibition was made possible under the patronage of: Ambasciata Italiana L’Aja, Istituto Italiano di  Cultura di Amsterdam, Camera di Commercio di Genova, Camera di Commercio Italiana in Amsterdam,  Regione Liguria, Comune di Genoa.