Fondazione Merz presents a talk between Vicente Todolí, international curator and intellectual and Costantino D’Orazio, curator, populariser, author and museum director, on the occasion of the release of Citrus: a journey through history and art, the book written by Salvador Zaragoza, edited by Todolí Citrus Fundació and published by Editorial La Fábrica, Madrid.
The meeting aims to analyse the role of art foundations in relation to the places and communities that host them and the questions they pose or raise.
A meeting where themes such as history, tradition, innovation and sustainability find ample and surprising space in the territories of art and creativity.
Vicente Todolì (Valencia, Spain 1958) is the Artistic Director of Pirelli HangarBicocca from 2013. From 1989 to 1996 he has been the Artistic Director of IVAM (Istituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno). From 1996 to 2003 he directed the Fundação de Serralves of Porto. In 2003 he is nominated Director of the Tate Modern of London, role that he keeps until 2010. During his career he curated many exhibitions including a section of the Venice biennale of 1997 (Directed by Germano Celant) and personal exhibitions of artists like Gary Hill, James Lee Byars, Franz West, Mario Merz, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Roni Horn, Hamish Fulton, Richard Hamilton, Fischli & Weiss, Cildo Meireles, Sigmar Polke, Robert Frank and many others.
Todolì was part of many Advisory Board and Scientific Committees like: Centro Reina Sofia, ICA di Amsterdam, Carnegie International (Pittsburgh), Manifesta International Art Foundation (Rotterdam)and Serralves Mususeum (Porto). Now he is member of the Scientific Committee the Fondazione Merz (Turin)and Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT (Turin). Currently he is President of the Centro BotÍn Advosry Board (Santander) and the Art Advisor for Inelcom Collection (Madrid).
Costantino D’Orazio (Rome, 1974) is an art historian and writer. For more than twenty years, he has chronicled and explored Italian art through publications, lectures and exhibitions at historical sites in Rome.
Since January 2024, he has been director of the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia.
He was curator at the MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art Rome. He has curated numerous exhibitions in which he has brought Ancient Art and Contemporary Art into dialogue, particularly in historical and institutional venues in Rome and Italy.