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.


Curator: Luca Lo Pinto
Coordinated by Lisa Andreani (curatorial) and Veronica Botta (production)
Exhibitions and Events Asssistants: Giulia Caruso, Beatrice Schivo
Art handling: Carlo Giannone, Fabio Pennacchia
Assistant art handler: Matteo Pompili
Graphic production: Gimax
Insurance broker: MAG-JTL
Transport: Expotrans

We would like to thank for collaboration and research the Collezione Maramotti
The exhibition was produced in collaboration with Gees Recycling
Exhibition design Marco Campardo Studio with Nicola Visentin

Heartfelt thanks to Luigi, Ignazio e Ludovica Maramotti, Sara Piccinini, Fosca Ugoletti, Gianbattista Contini, Chiara Cottafavi, Chiara Tonelli, Giulia Cirlini, Chiara Donelli, Valentina Taddei, Antonio Pettini, Elena Salza, Piero Varroni, Silvana Stipa, Donna Moylan, Danilo Montanari, Daniele Poletti, Archivio Luciano Caruso, Luigi Ballerini