From December 11, Palazzo Pretorio features 22 international artists in Prato for the "Hi Woman! The news of the future" exhibition that revolves around the concept of "Annunciation".
Palazzo Pretorio, with its extraordinary permanent collection, hosts 22 contemporary artists, each with their own annunciation to be revealed to viewers: Huma Bhabha, Irma Blank, Koo Donghee, Marlene Dumas, Isa Genzken, Jessie Homer French, Roni Horn, Jutta Koether, Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Maria Lassnig, Babette Mangolte, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Susan Philipsz, Paola Pivi, Maja Ruznic, Jenny Saville, Fiona Tan, Genesis Tramaine, Andra Ursuta, Marianne Vitale, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Through painting, sculpture, video and sound, the 22 artists will arrive at the museum and place themselves in dialogue with the artworks of the permanent collection, sometimes finding harmony and sometimes creating powerful and stimulating discussions for audiences.
Artworks are angels and the viewer is the Madonna, ready to feel bewilderment, wonder and fear for the news they will receive. Works of art always carry news, a message. With this exhibition, the Palazzo Pretorio Museum questions the concept of dialogue between the many contemporaries possible, between past and present, offering visitors an opportunity for reflection, and an experience in which the chance of an annunciation leads to new insight into the heritage of the collection.