De Chirico at The Quirinal

Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico is participating in the exhibition project Quirinale Contemporaneo: a selection of artworks representative of the national artistic heritage of Italy set within the historic halls of the Quirinal Palace in Rome. Two paintings from Giorgio de Chirico’s Neometaphysical period: Archaeologists (1975) and The Invincible Cohort (1973), and the monumental sculpture in bronze, The Archaeologists (1968), have been granted to the event for three years on long-term loan. The artworks are on display with a selection of 70 paintings, sculptures, drawings and Italian design objects dating from the post-war period to today. The exhibition, curated by Renata Cristina Mazzantini, is open to the public during the Palace’s usual visiting schedule. Mazzantini explains: “We have here the Italy of our grandparents but also of our sons and daughters”.

Ugo Zampetti, General Manager of the Republican Presidency, notes: “This is not a permanent exhibition; it is the continuous life of the Palace open to creativity”.

Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, shares his thoughts on the event: “The Quirinal bears witness not only to history and art but is a place that lives in the present, a place where our country’s important events have historically come to pass and where moments of the life of our institutions continue to take place”.

Catalogue Quirinale contemporaneo, edited by Renata Cristina, Mazzantini, photographs by Massimo Listri, Treccani, Rome 2019