From 7 July 2022 

Ilaria Vinci is among the latest artists to enter the RETROFUTURE section, the collection of works by young Italian artists which grows organically with time. 

KEY TO IMMORTALITY is part of a larger series the artist is dedicating to the metaphor of the key, commonly used in spoken language.


This imaginary object is transformed from a rhetorical figure to a real object, suggesting the possibility of access to different types of desired states— emotional, social, professional and spiritual. In this work, the theme of immortality is linked to the critical dimension of the RETROFUTURE section through its intention to emphasise an open question concerning the eternity (or otherwise) of museum collections and consequently the indestructibility and timelessness of ideas. 


Key of Success, Key to Your Heart, Key of Knowledge and Key to Freedom are part of the series. 



ILARIA VINCI (Cisternino, 1991). After completing her Bachelor’s degree in visual arts at the Brera Academy in Milan, Ilaria Vinci received her MFA at ECAL in Lausanne. The artist has opened solo exhibitions at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich (2022), Plymouth Rock and Longtang in Zurich (2021), Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (2021), Walriss in Freiburg (2020) and Galerie Pcp in Paris (2020). Her work has been included – among others – in group exhibitions at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene (2021); Helmhaus Museum, Zurich (2021) and Weissfalk, Basel (2020).