In collaboration with VALERIA MANCINELLI
The Importance of Being Context

From 7 July 2022 

Roberto Fassone joins the RETROFUTURE section, the collection of works by young Italian artists which grows organically with time.

The Importance of Being Context stems from an idea Valeria had during her first year of university: a YouTube playlist with amateur videos as the protagonists, curiously similar to historic art performances. When she told me about this idea I fell in love with it, so we went to work on what has now become an archive.  (Roberto Fassone) 


Thanks to Link Cabinet. 



ROBERTO FASSONE (Savigliano, 1986) lives and works between Florence and Pol Sesanne. He has exhibited and performed his work at Italian and international institutions, including: Visions du Réel, Nyon (2022); 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art (2022); Lo schermo dell’arte, Florence (2021); Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Paris (2021); Fanta-MLN, Milan (2019); MAMbo, Bologna (2018); OGR, Turin (2018); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2017); MOCAK, Krakow (2017). His practice is open to collaboration: over the years he has conceived projects with Federico Tosi, Carolina Cappelli, Riccardo Banfi, Mattia Pajè, Kasia Fudakowski, Jacopo Jenna, Friends Make Books.