26 JANUARY 2020
TAROT CARDS DECK
A limited edition deck of 70+ tarot cards (tarocchi) designed by Beninati over the years will be out soon. For a preview and for more infos, please don’t hesitate to contact us by writing a message here.
9 June 2019
BOOK PRESENTATION @ MARINA DI LIBRI, ORTO BOTANICO DI PALERMO
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13 September – 14 December 2018
SE QUESTO È UN SABATO / IF THIS IS A SUNDAY
SOLO SHOW @ GALLERIA POGGIALI, MILAN
This new project takes its cue from the second of the two films that the artist shot in an Art Nouveau style apartment in Palermo during the summer. The project room in Foro Buonaparte 52 will host a new work intrinsically linked to all Beninati’s previous production. It consists of a non-accessible installation visible from the street as well as from inside the gallery.
SOUNDING ARCHITECURE MANIFESTO
PRESENTATION @ SHENZEN BIENNALE
Sounding Architecture Manifest initiated by dehowprojects with and for arc-gestaltung. Sounding Architecture critically examines the liminal space where art, architecture and music might overlap. Research in this case takes the form of bold new initiatives in cross-disciplinary collaborations, as historically, sound and architectural principles are discretized, rarely considered as contingent overlapping parameters in each field, though, in truth, they are. Anyone who has heard a piece of music in a space can learn to be sensitive to the fact that the architecture is a contributing factor to the resonance and, therefore, the music enfolding in a space. With the realization that architecture is ostensibly an instrument in all sonic conditions, architecture can then be factored into the musical composition.
27 May – 29 July 2017
MANFREDI BENINATI. PAINTINGS
@ Galleria Poggiali Florence.
Questa mostra rivendica la centralità della pittura quale pratica imprescindibile del fare arte; a tale proposito lo stesso Manfredi Beninati dice: “La pittura è e rimane l’arte. L’arte è pittura”; per due mesi si potrà ammirare una quindicina di olii su tela e un gruppo di disegni su carta dedicati al tema della memoria e del trascorrere del tempo.
La pittura, per Manfredi Beninati; in collezione permanente – tra gli altri – al MAXXI di Roma, Logan negli Stati Uniti, Lodevans in Gran Bretagna, alla UBS Art Collection in Svizzera, Zabludowiczvski in USA e UK, e presentata, solo per citare alcuni episodi, alla Biennale di Venezia del 2005 (Premio del Pubblico per il Padiglione Italiano) e del 2009, Hammer Museum di Los Angeles nel 2011 ed al Parrish Museum di Southampton; rappresenta il mezzo di elezione della propria poetica quale esito, di frequente, di istallazioni ambientali esposte in occasione delle più importanti biennali: Venezia, Liverpool, Mardin, Shangai e Salonicco.
7 – 9 June 2017
“FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERLAND”
GROUP SHOW @ KUNSTHOCHSCHULE, KASSEL, GERMANY
The exhibition brings together 20 small to tiny artworks being presented inside a mobile exhibition vitrine. Artists: with works of: Marcel Broodthaers and Tjorg Douglas Beer, Letizia Battaglia, Manfredi Beninati, Angela Bulloch, Jonas Burgert, Olimpia Cavriani, Jimmy Durham, Lionel Estève, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Guenther Foerg, Ernest Mancoba, Olaf Metzel, Yoko Ono, Maria Papadimitriou, Bernhard Prinz, Henning Rogge, Thomas Schuette, Luca Vitone, Franz Erhard Walther
22 September 2017
Mozzarella in carrozza. Ricette d’artista
L’Associazione Flavio Beninati è lieta di annunciare che venerdì 22 settembre, alle ore 18:30, avrà luogo, presso la propria sede di via Quintino Sella 35, Palermo, la presentazione del libro “Mozzarella in carrozza. Ricette d’artista” a cura di Silvia Macchetto.
Un libro che, in memoria dell’ironico quanto realistico titolo scelto da Gino De Dominicis per una sua opera – una vera e propria mozzarella fresca posta in una carrozza ottocentesca – si presenta con un approccio non compilativo ma poetico.
10 December 2016 – 6 March 2017
Manfredi Beninati at Museo Civico di Castelbuono
SOLO SHOW @ MUSEO CIVICO, CASTELBUONO. CURATED BY L. BARRECA AND V. BRUSCHI
The exhibition presents a selection of drawings, paintings and collages made with different techniques and materials, where the artist references memories and personal history, interweaving these with an original cinematographic narrative angle, together with literary and artistic interests.
24 November 2016 – > ongoing
“TEMPO & DENARO NEL CERCHIO DELL’ARTE”
VIRTUAL REALITY SHOW @ CENTRO TREVI, BOZEN
22 October – December 2016
“MANFREDI BENINATI. SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2039”
@ Galleria Poggiali Florence.
The corpus of the works on show is the result of collaboration between the artist and the gallery that produced them, assisting Beninati at all stages, from the creation of the works through to the realisation.
The title of the exhibition is the expression of an imaginary date, an impossible combination according to the Gregorian calendar of day and date. Beninati is making reference to a formulation made in 1968 by the physicist Gabriele Veneziano, considered the father of “string theory” or the “theory of everything”, which posits the existence of parallel worlds extending in different dimensions. This realm of imagination, connected with the passage of time in a spatial dimension, is reflected in the works of the artist where time and space are combined with the power of imagination to create worlds that change depending on who is looking at them.
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22 September 2017
“Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea”
GROUP SHOW @ MACRO MUSEUM, ROME
Manfredi Beninati will participate in Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea show at MACRO in Rome with a site-specific installation titled “I never understood what time expansion means. Did you? Perhaps it means thinking” His letter began like this.
2 March – 2 April 2016
@ Brand New Gallery, Milan.
Featuring more than 60 artists the show aims to explore and present the new figurative trend in contemporary art. The word “Imagine” has a double meaning: it’s an invite to dream, to create and to think and it also refers to the possibility of concreteness.
“Imagine” investigates the artist’s gesture, the use of the media and how images have been created by ones imagination or from the observation of reality. Similar to the song “Imagine”, the artists involved are heterogeneous in regard to age, media and country of origin. From portraits and still lifes to landscapes, each artist offers their own unique style of capturing an image. The installation will resemble a “Wunderkammer” where visitors come into direct contact with the creative process of art.
27 October 2015
I MARTEDÌ CRITICI
PUBLIC TALK @ MACRO MUSEUM, ROME
Manfredi Beninati will be interviewed by Alberto Dambruoso along with Lorenzo Canova e Sara De Chiara on the 27th of October at MACRO, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma, for this season’s fifth appointment of I Martedì Critici.
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28 May – 15 July 2015
“Mentre il leopardo sbrana l’Okapi”
EXHIBITION @ ASSOCIAZIONE FLAVIO BENINATI, PALERMO
A rare opportunity to view documents from the old Mental Hospital of Palermo. A large selection of diaries, letters, drawings, paintings, photographs, etc.. of and by the “guests” of the institution in the 1960s on view in an exhibition curated by Manfredi Beninati. A unique, striking 20mins long 16mm footage shot within the Hospital’s walls will be screened during the opening hours. (CATALOG AVAILABLE)
13 November 2014 – 20 January 2015
MANFREDI BENINATI – HONG KONG
SOLO SHOW @ JOYCE, LEE GARDEN, HONG KONG
Joyce has curated four exhibitions to welcome this year’s festive season. The diverse art pieces range from paintings to drawings to sculptures. They set a distinctive atmosphere in each of our four locations. These artists are Shantell Martin from London, Manfredi Beninati from Palermo, Rome and Los Angeles, John Luke from Boston and Francoise Petrovitch from Paris. Each of these artists also created a one of a kind wrapping paper, which is based on their own artworks and aesthetics, only for the Joyce customers. Christmas shopping has never been so cultural and artistic.
INTE ETT ORD (JAG ÄR NAKEN)
Beninati’s 2013 installation “Il sei novembre del duemilatrentanove” on the cover of Finnish-Swedish poet Agneta Enckell’s new book “inte ett ord (jar är naken)” (Schildts & Söderströms, ISBN 9789515234506, Atlantis, ISBN 9789173537292. Helsinki 2014)
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11 January – 11 March 2014
NATURE IS A THEATRE
SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION @ HAIDIAN MINIATURE MUSEUM, BEIJING, CHINA
The Miniature Museum is a free-standing concrete structure, attached to the larger performance hall and art center in Haidian district in Beijing. It is a project made by the architect Thomas Tsang to give a rich spatial experience and to show various scale and media art installation works. Manfredi Beninati has been invited to make an installation by theArtists Residency Programme at the Museum.
THIS IS NOW. A geographical guide to cutting-edge contemporary art
Giorgio Guglielmino has selected 50 cutting-edge contemporary artists to make the point of today’s art world explained through the analysis of a single work for each of them.
Author: Giorgio Guglielmino
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi & C.
3 February – 1st April 2013
Il Sei Novembre Del Duemilatrentanove / The Sixth of November Two Thousand Thirty Nine
SOLO SHOW @ GALLERIA LORCAN O’NEILL, ROME
The past few years have seen Beninati concentrating on installations at large biennale exhibitions in Italy, China, Turkey, Eastern Europe. Between these commitments, he has been working on a new body of work in his studio in Palermo, paintings which show the artist entering a new pictorial phase in his career. They will be exhibited for the first time in Rome.
3 May – 30 June 2011
All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait… (So They Say)
SPECIAL PROJECT – SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION @ CURA, ROME
Manfredi Beninati has been commissioned a site-specific installation reforming the size and perception of cura.’ space.
19 March 2008
OPERA MAGAZINE COVER
STAATSOPER HAMBURG PUBLICATION
Beninati’s installation Fruits from an ocean nearby shown at James Cohan Gallery in 2007, features on the cover of the 2008 Journal of the Hamburg Opera House, Staatsoper Hamburg.
May – October 2009
ROOT FOR TREES
SOCIAL CAMPAIGN @ CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD, NEW YORK
Root for Trees intends to increase tree planting within the city through continued partnerships with businesses, individual residents, and community groups. The annual target of this initiative is to plant an additional 16,000 trees. Celebrate trees at our special events and participate in our tree planting initiatives.
15 June – 4 October 2009
HEAVEN. ATHENS BIENNALE
SITE-SPECIFIC PUBLIC WORK @ ATHENS BIENNALE’S MAIN SITE
Beninati has been commissioned a public installation by the Athens Biennale. His “Triangles in squares made out of circles” will be part of the “Heaven” show opening in Athens on June 15th.