Diaconia. Writing and Art

15 July 2021 – 24 October 2021

Diaconia offers a portrait, for the first time in exhibition form, of the art critic, poet, writer, gallerist and translator Mario Diacono for the ARRHYTHMICS section. The show conveys the history of Diacono’s life work, a research based on continual interaction between art and writing, which gives rise to a free verbal-visual pathway with infinite outcomes.

From his studies in Rome in the 1950s to his relationship with Giuseppe Ungaretti, to his linguistic and literary experimentations during the 1960s, to his move to the United States in 1968 for a teaching position, all the way to the opening, in 1978, of a gallery which began in Bologna and then moved to Rome, Boston and New York, Mario Diacono’s life has always involved relationships with artists, such as Vito Acconci, Claudio Parmiggiani, Enzo Cucchi, Donna Moylan, David McDermott & Peter McGough, Francesco  Clemente. The exhibition features a constellation of ephemera, magazines, books, photographs and works dedicated to Diacono by the artists with whom he worked.



The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Gees Recycling.
Special thanks to Collezione Maramotti for its co-operation and contributing research.