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Quadriennale d’arte 2020: “FUORI”

Event suspended in accordance with Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 November 2020.

18 November 2020
4 min read
18 November 2020
4 min read


In accordance with Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 November 2020, the Quadriennale d'arte 2020 “FUORI” exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni is currently suspended.

Art: energy in transformation

This year, once again, Eni is the main sponsor at Quadriennale d'Arte Contemporanea, which is now in its 17th edition. From 30 October to 17 January 2021 we will be at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. There, in a dedicated space, we will tell the story of the transformation of artistic languages, from those of the past to those we live with today, through an immersive experience. Our aim is to share and make the most of art and culture, things which are particularly important to us. The complex, carefully articulated exhibition will let visitors enjoy a moment of emotional and sensory suspension, thanks to technologies and innovative modes of expression applied to the worlds of energy and transformation.

An exhibition outside the box

Quadriennale d'arte 2020 will be one of the biggest contemporary art events this year. The exhibition, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, is designed to give Italian contemporary art a new place on the international stage. Its title, “FUORI”, the Italian for “outside”, sums up the curators’ outlook. It’s an invitation to think outside the box.

Eni at Quadriennale d'arte 2020: Intemporaneo and alternative visions

The project, which takes its name "Intemporaneo" from the verses of the great poet Eugenio Montale, was conceived from the idea of creating an experience that immerses visitors in an atmosphere of artistic transformation, which takes them on a virtual journey from classical to contemporary art. Inside the beautiful auditorium of Palazzo delle Esposizioni, set up specially for the occasion, five large screens will surround visitors all around. Art, light, colour and music will come together to lead them into an experience out of time.


Intemporaneo means immediacy, poetry, disruption – the very essence of art, the act of seeing, as a creative form. This installation is a homage to art itself, to its energy, its symbolic power and transformative capacity over the centuries. Intemporaneo tells the story of the relationship between artists and light. Starting from this relationship between presence and absence, the installation takes you through contemporary and ancient art through what seems like suspended time, in a fluidly assembled work founded on both analogy and dissonance.

Eni’s collaboration with Studio Merlini-Storti and Studio Creativo di Marco Capasso, the project’s creators and curators, has resulted in an artistic path through images that aims to explore the transformative potential of art over the centuries.

The images, which depict works of art from the Renaissance to the present day, come from the Eni Collection, the body of work on display in this 17th edition of the Quadriennale, and the rich archive of the art restoration Studio Merlini-Storti, who also took care of selection and sequencing of the images. Studio Creativo Marco Capasso, who specialise in innovative communication, have merged the images into a unique visual experience by way of imaginative digital animation. Finally, the composer Antonio Fresa has created an exciting soundtrack that is in perfect harmony with the images and will transport the visitor into a timeless world.

You art: a contemporary art contest

Gianluca Santoni directed the visual narration of project You art, promoted by Eni for Quadriennale di Roma 2020. The documentary follows seven teams of high school students between the ages of 14 and 19 from Italy, Cyprus, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. They all took part in a contemporary art contest based on practice of debate, challenging each other from opposing viewpoints. On the screen you can see their dreams, their fears and their hopes, from the preparatory stages to the final debate.


You art