Grasso is a review where everything fits into one space measuring three by two meters. Six square meters of ideas, images, and stories that two artists and a curator have chosen to stamp on a surface that demands a commitment, an effort, to be seen and understood: stretch out on it, hang onto it, climb up on it. Grasso is nature, life, shelter, freedom. It’s not cynicism, it’s whimsy.
12 monographic issues, each in 100 numbered copies.
Giuseppe Gabellone lives and works in Paris.
Solo exhibitions include: GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2013), Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2002) and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2000). Group exhibitions include: Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museu Serralves in Porto, Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst, Ghent, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Castello di Rivoli and Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Venice Biennale (1997 and 2003), Biennale de Lyon (2003), Documenta in Kassel (2002), Biennale of Sydney (1998), Santa Fe Biennial (1997).
Diego Perrone lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Solo exhibitions include: Massimo De Carlo gallery, London (2014), Museion, Bolzano; Casey Kaplan gallery, NY (2013), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, Bologna (2008), Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for Art, Torino (2005), Pitti Immagine Discovery, Florence (2000). Group exhibitions include: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Triennale di Milano, Milan; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Magasin, National Center for Contemporary Art, Grenoble; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy; Kunstalle zu Kiel, Kiel; Malmo Art Museum, Malmo; PAC Murcia, Murcia; Whitechapel Gallery, London; New Museum, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Venice Biennale, Venice (2013 and 2003); Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2006); Moscow Biennale (2005); Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2005); Manifesta 3, Ljubliana (2000).
Alberto Salvadori graduated from the University of Pisa with a specialization in the History of Modern and Contemporary European Art, and earned a postgraduate degree in Curatorial Practice at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. After working at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin from 2003 to 2009, he oversaw the general catalogue for the Galleria d’Arte Moderna at Palazzo Pitti in Florence. He has directed Museo Marino Marini in Florence since 2009, and the Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze since 2007; he serves on the board of Polimoda Firenze and the advisory panel of Fondazione Ragghianti Lucca, and from 2011 to 2016 was a board member of Istituzione Bologna Musei. His recent projects and exhibitions include: Tudo è and Andrea Zittel for Fondazione Pitti Discovery; Tra Arte e Moda for Museo Ferragamo; Giò Ponti e la Richard Ginori, Museo Marino Marini; Lynn Chadwick, Melotti guarda Melotti, James Lee Byars Encounters Leon Battista Alberti, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Yuri Ancarani, Matthew Brannon, Deimantas Narkevicius, Esther Klas, Silke Otto Knapp, Francesco Gennari, Luca Trevisani, Massimo Bartolini, Gavin Kenyon, Tony Lewis, Fredrik Værslev, and Jonathas de Andrade.