Installation view Glitch


ph. Leonardo Morfini

Glitch – The curators Chiara Bertola and Davide Ferri dialogue with the art critic Elio Grazioli

13.01.2024, 17:00

BUILDING is pleased to invite you to the event GLITCH – The curators Chiara Bertola and Davide Ferri dialogue with the art critic Elio Grazioli

Saturday, January 13th, 2024 at 5PM, at BUILDING


The event will be held in Italian 
RSVP requested, limited access:, +39 02 89094995


On the occasion of the group show Glitch (November 8th, 2023 – January 27th, 2024), BUILDING hosts a talk with the curators Chiara Bertola and Davide Ferri and the art critic Elio Grazioli.

The dialogue will unfold from some of the suggestions that gave rise to the exhibition, including: the idea of a stretch mark or “de-coincidence” in the relationship between image and support; the image and its physical and material presence; the relationship between the painting and the viewer’s points of view, between its energy field and the space in which it is placed. Moreover, in a broader perspective, the speakers will address some aspects of painting of our time, in particular the idea of the “return of the medium” in the light of the present and of our recent history.


Focused on contemporary painting, the exhibition presents a selection of twenty-four paintings by ten Italian and international artists from different generations: Simon Callery (London, 1960), Angela de la Cruz (A Coruña, 1965), Peggy Franck (Zevenaar, 1978), Pinot Gallizio (Alba, 1902-1964), Mary Heilmann (San Francisco, 1940), Ilya (Dnepropetrovsk,1933- 2023) & Emilia (Dnepropetrovsk 1945) Kabakov, Andrea Kvas (Trieste, 1986), Maria Morganti (Milan, 1965), Farid Rahimi (Lausanne, 1974), Alejandra Seeber (Beunos Aires, 1969).



Chiara Bertola lives and works in Turin. She was recently nominated director of the GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino. From 1999 to 2023, she was the curator of the contemporary art project “Conservare il futuro” at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice. She is creator and curator of the FURLA Award for young Italian artists from 2000 to 2015. From 2009 to 2012, she was artistic director of the Hangar Bicocca in Milan, where she conceived and curated the experimental project Vulnerable Lands – A Growing Exhibition, an annual exhibition in 4 stages of growth (2010-11). From 1996 to 1998 she was President of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice. She was among the founding curators of the Ars Aevi Project for the establishment of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo. She was curator of the “Venice Pavilion” of the Venice International Art Biennale (2007), and of the XV Quadrennial of Rome (2008). She has curated numerous personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad.


Davide Ferri lives in Rome. He is an art critic and independent curator. He is a professor of Museography at the Academies of Fine Arts in Macerata and Bologna. Since 2019, he has been curator of the “Pittura XXI” section within Arte Fiera, Bologna. He regularly collaborates as a curator with Palazzo De ‘Toschi – Banca di Bologna, and with the Coppola Foundation in Vicenza. Since 2012, he has been curator of the art section of the Ipercorpo theater festival. He has curated several exhibitions and projects in contemporary art galleries and museums.


Elio Grazioli is a contemporary art and photography critic. He teaches contemporary art history at the University of Bergamo. With Marco Belpoliti, he runs the Riga series for Quodlibet, for whom he has edited several volumes, the most recent are: Andy Warhol (2012), Maurizio Cattelan (2019), Max Ernst (2021). He is a member of the scientific and editorial board for the series Behind the Mirror of the same publisher, and for the University of Bergamo’s online magazine Elephant and Castle. He is a contributor for the website doppiozero. Among his recent publications: Infrasottile. L’arte contemporanea ai limiti (2018), Luca Maria Patella disvelato (2020), Arte e telepatia (2020) and Album. L’arte contemporanea per sovrapposizioni (2022).