Curated by: Giuseppe Pizzuto
Critical essay by: Giuseppe Pizzuto
Wunderkammern is pleased to present Niente può fermarmi, solo show by the artist JonOne
After his first solo show in the Milanese gallery of Wunderkammern in 2016, JonOne arrives in Rome in the prestigious frame of Palazzo Velli in Trastevere. French by naturalization, JonOne is one of the most important contemporary artists and a key figure in the world of graffiti. His works have been exhibited in famous institutions such as Cartier Foundation and Grand Palais in Paris. He boasts collaborations with international brands such as Lacoste, Perrier, Air France and Guerlain. Hardly definable with a single art movement, his production is the result of the perfect union between graffiti and abstract expressionism, between calligraphy and performative use of color.
“Niente può fermarmi” is the first solo show by JonOne in Rome and the first exhibition of Wunderkammern organized to be hosted at Palazzo Velli. Cogito Ergo Sum, as Descartes has said. Scribo Ergo Sum, would say JonOne. It is impossible to understand the nature of the energy that makes a writer to tag on all walls of his city and on walls of all cities in the world. We can only try to imagine that the energy searching for a perfect style, with a nearly monastic commitment – besides challenging laws of the so-called civil society – is something which creates addiction. Pushing to do it. And then re-do it. And then re-do it again. And making you never want to stop. The only strength that can push to do such an extreme, revolutionary, uncalled gesture, is the impelling need to remind everyone, and first of all oneself, that we are there. There and in that moment, and in all moments when any passer-by will read that name.
Institutional patronage: Municipio Roma I centro, Municipio V
Cultural Partners: IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, Institut français Italia
Media Partners: ArtsLife, Arsity, FACE Magazine.it
Technical Partners: Abbazia di Busco – Azienda Vinicola, Eurograph
Du 17 Mars au 14 Avril 2018
Palazzo Velli - Piazza di S. Egidio, 10, 00153 Rome - ITALY
mars 17, 2018