Three Coins in the Fountain.
Pasquale Polid ori
Inside the frame of Palazzo Taverna, Duchamp's Urinal becomes the object of new stories. Andrea Lanini, Cesare Pietroiusti and Pasquale Polidori throw three coins - three visions, dreams, reflections - in the water of the most famous fountain in the world, but to Trevi Fountain but that both had already scandalized its first appearance in 1917 at the Society of Independent Artists in New York.
Redeveloped for Taverna Space, Three Coins in the Fountain (t = or coin minting, create) is proposed on this occasion as a meta-theatrical and performative event characterized by a density of different languages and levels: an interweaving of times, places and characters who distance the narration from its traditional development and transport it into a dreamlike, Fellini-like dimension.
Cesare Pietroiusti (1955) lives and works in Rome. His artistic research expresses interest in paradoxical or problematic situations hidden in the folds of the ordinariness of existence. In recent years his work has focused above all on the theme of exchange and on the paradoxes that can arise in the folds of economic systems and orders. Pietroiusti identifies in the laboratory practice a model that, by combining training and exhibition activities, offers the possibility of horizontal and collective development of thought and forms of overcoming disciplinary specificities. Pietroiusti is one of the coordinators of the residences and projects Oreste, co-founder of Nomads & Residents, New York, teacher of the “Visual Arts Laboratory”, IUAV, Venice; MFA Faculty, LUCAD, Lesley University, Boston; co-founder and President of the Lac or Le Mon Foundation, San Cesario di Lecce. Since July 2018 he is President of the PalaExpo Special Company in Rome.
Andrea Lanini was born in Rome where he lives and works. Since the seventies he has created ephemeral installations in the spaces of the city, dedicated to unaware and often hasty passers-by. He is present in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the most recent at the Macro Asylum Museum, Spazio Y, the Kalenarte Foundation, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Studio Poerio Storie Contemporanee, the Prisons of Montefiascone, the diffuse museum DIF, the MAAM Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere. He has held performances on several occasions and contexts including the Valle Theater, the Clock Theater, the Bilotti Museum, the Lac Foundation or Le Mon di San Cesario, the Kalenarte Foundation, the Macro Asylum Museum, the Morra Foundation in Naples, La Sapienza University and Roma Tre University, the Museum in Exile Project at the Venice Biennale.
Pasquale Polidori (1964) mainly uses textuality as a medium and horizon of confluence for artistic techniques and operational modes of a conceptual matrix, including writing, the production of books, reading and the different forms of the discursive act. Reflection on the history of transfigured art in the field of invention and subjective illusion is a recurring theme in his most recent work. Waterloo (Ed. Arcipelago Itaca, 2019) and L'altra Fontana (Ed. Cambiaunavirgola, 2019) are respectively dedicated to TW Adorno and M. Duchamp. He edited the publication of the texts of Jean Le Gac within the I Solventi project, on writing in the plastic work (J. Le Gac, The painter everywhere, Ed. Cambiaunavirgola, 2020).