12 aprile – 8 giugno 2014

Museo della Città / Ala Nuova
Via L. Tonini, 1
47921 Rimini

Orari di apertura:
da martedì a venerdì ore 15-22
sabato, domenica e festivi ore 10-22
chiuso lunedì non festivi


18 aprile – 22 giugno 2014

Interrati palladiani di Palazzo Chiericati
Piazza Matteotti
36100 Vicenza

Orari di apertura:
da martedì a domenica ore 9-17 (ultimo ingresso ore 16,30)

chiuso lunedì
Inaugurazione: giovedì 17 aprile – ore 19

Catalogo edito da Solo

PREMIO ARTISTICO FONDAZIONE VAF – VI° edizione: Posizioni attuali dell’arte Italiana

9 Febbraio – 27 Aprile 2014

Schaufler Foundation – Schauwerk Sindelfingen

Dal 9 febbraio al 27 aprile 2014 lo SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen ospiterà la mostra per il “VI° Premio Fondazione VAF”, presentando così nel Baden-Württemberg gli attuali sviluppi della giovane arte italiana. La mostra verrà poi ospitata nella Stadtgalerie di Kiel nell’estate del 2014, rinnovando la proficua collaborazione nata già nel 2008. La Fondazione VAF prosegue così la sua ambiziosa serie di mostre assegnando per la sesta volta consecutiva il premio ad un giovane artista italiano creando al contempo, oltre alla premiazione in sé, una piattaforma privilegiata di confronto per gli artisti che avranno modo di presentare i loro lavori più recenti. In mostra i lavori di Guglielmo Castelli, Flavio De Marco, Marco Di Giovanni, Rä Di Martino, Zoè Gruni, Jacopo Mazzonelli, Margherita Moscardini, Caterina Nelli, Maria Elisabetta Novello, Giovanni Ozzola, Laurina Paperina, Nicola Samorì, Marco Maria Giuseppe Scifo, Nicola Toffolini, Gianluca Vassallo.
In occasione della mostra sarà pubblicato un catalogo, in edizione bilingue tedesco e italiano, edito da Allerheiligenpresse. Il 13 aprile 2014 presso lo Schauwerk Sindelfingen si terrà la conferenza dal titolo “All’italiana – Italian contemporary art in the focus” con i relatori Philippe Daverio, Lorand Hegyi, Peter Weiermair.

A cura di: Volker W. Feierabend, Lorand Hegyi, Silvia Höller, Norbert Nobis, Peter Weiermair, Klaus Wolbert

Catalogo: Allerheiligenpresse – Innsbruck
SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen
Eschenbrünnlestraße 15, 71065 Sindelfingen, Germania
+49 7031 9324900

Guarigione dell’ossesso

25 October – 07 December 2013

Christian Ehrentraut
Friedrichstr. 123
D-10117 Berlin
(Subway / U Oranienburger Tor)

Samorì  examines the theme of obsession from a number of different perspectives: that of the human body, religion, science, and the obsession of the artist with his own work. In his new paintings and sculptures he references art historical and biblical representations of ‘the healing of the possessed’.  Examples of such associations are Raphael’s “Transfiguration”, Jean-Martin Charcot, who “invented” the medical diagnosis of hysteria in his hospital in Paris in the late 19th Century, and Efisio Marini, an Italian scientist and physician who created rather unconventional sculptures from preserved corpses.

In the eponymous, large format painting on canvas, a figure is pierced by bars and struggles in front of a blurred group of figures in a mirroring of the practice of exorcism. In “Vomere”, the largest installation piece on display, Samorì physically dissects a horizontal life-size portrait of a man on a table placed in front of a monumental copper-coated diptych; among the copper, a large group of viewers in an anatomical theater follow the spectacle. In other paintings Samorì works with meticulous detail, creating a collection of butterflies on copper or physically attacking his own images with surgical precision.

Tel/Fax +49 30 44 03 83 85

open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm





22 June – 06 October 2013

Man in the contemporary art collection of the Fondation Francès

Museum Dr. Guislain
Josef Guislainstraat 43
B-9000 Gent

Nicola Samori – XXH

2012, oil on copper, 100 x 100 cm


25 June – 06 September 2013

RLB Kunstbrücke
Adamgasse 1-7
6020 Innsbruck

Nicola Samori – Still

2011, oil on copper, 70 x 50 cm

Schöne Landschaft/Bedrohte Natur

09 June – 13 October 2013

Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche,
Hasemauer 1
49074 Osnabrück

Opening hours:
Tu 1 pm – 6 pm
We – Fr 11 am – 6 pm
Sa – Su 10 am – 6 pm

Nicola Samori – Schöne Landschaft/Bedrohte Natur

2011, oil on wood, 35 x 65 cm” align=”left

Vom Abtun der Bilder

02 June – 14 July 2013

Hospitalhof Stuttgart
Jägerstraße 14-18
70174 Stuttgart

Opening hours:
Mo – Fr 2 pm – 5 pm
Su 10.30 am – 12.30 am


January 26 – March 2013

Galleria Mazzoli Arte Contemporanea
Via Nazario Sauro, 62
41121 Modena

On Saturday, January 26th at 6.30 pm, Nicola Samorì will open his first solo exhibitionat Galleria Mazzoli in Modena. The title of the exhibition Die Verwindung (Overcoming)is taken from Heidegger and suggests a disloyal attitude to tradition, namely, a betrayal– which is also an uneasy transition – that recaptures and at the same time rethinksthe integuments of the painting. Such distortion/dislocation has permitted the artist toinvestigate and reinterpret the history of art, putting his crimes-pleasures of damaging thepainting into practice (a discipline that is accepted as an uncomfortable yet, at the sametime, necessary legacy).

In their doing and undoing, the paintings indulge an intrinsic shattering “of the identityand of the identical” which aims to comprehend the grammatical limits and the syntacticpossibilities of extremely diffuse images. Purloining the memories that languish in galleriesall over the world, Samorì thus decided to desecrate the masterpieces of art in the hopeof «understanding the violated vitality of our culture, an unconscious and material capital».Encouraging the instinctive and destructive force of formal organization, the pictures inthis exhibition shatter the harmony of the images in order to unveil and uproot the paintingitself.

Transforming his subjects into a material in the process of disintegration (which carriesthe unbearable onus of the agony on top of itself), the artist ultimately punishes thatwhich he has created, thus arriving at the inevitable and unrenounceable assassinationof the painting. In the works expressly created for the spaces of the gallery, NicolaSamorì actually wanted to upset, disfigure, and deform the painting, demonstrating itshaemophiliac aspect, of bloody metamorphosis.

Nicola Samorì – Die Verwindung
with texts by Franco Rella and Alberto Zanchetta
Galleria Mazzoli Editore

Galleria Mazzoli
Arte Contemporanea
Via Nazario Sauro 62, 41121 Modena
Tel. 059243455 – Fax 059214980
orari: 10.00-13.00/16.00-19.00 (chiuso i festivi)

Nicola Samori – DIE VERWINDUNG

The Disappearing Act

12 January – 23 February 2013

Esplanaden 8D
1263 Copenhagen K