17 March 2023 > 04 June 2023

Conscious Collective

Gian Ferrari hall
curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Shai Baitel
associate curator Elena Motisi


opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday last entry at 5:30 pm

extraordinary openings

Thursday, 18, and Thursday, 25 July, the Passeggiate Romane exhibition, with sets by Dante Ferretti, is open until 9 pm
last entrance at 8:30 pm

bookshop closed

from 8 to 24 July for renovation work

more information

The works of Tsibi Geva, Maria Saleh Mahameed and Noa Yekutieli show a complex cultural reality, between identity and place, memory and ties.

The origins, influences, sensitivities, and even the techniques and materials favoured by the three artists differ. Yet their works reveal unexpected connections. The works on display are rooted in individual biographies and recount intimate yet universal experiences.

Tsibi Geva (Israel, 1951), of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, son of one of the leading exponents of the Israeli Bauhaus, is an established and internationally renowned artist who lives and works between Tel Aviv and New York; Maria Saleh Mahameed (Israel, 1990) born and raised in Israel’s most populated Arab city, is the daughter of a Palestinian father and a Ukrainian-Christian mother; Noa Yekutieli (USA,1989) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist born in California to a Japanese mother and an Israeli father, who divides her time between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.

Recalling the Jungian concept of the ‘collective unconscious’, an inheritance belonging to the distant past and common to all humanity, Conscious Collective investigates how it is possible to rediscover a sense of collectivity even in a land where conflict is a constant and how accepting life with its contradictions may be the key to a better existence.

header: Noa Yekutieli, Blind Spot (detail), 2021. Manual paper-cutting. Photo credit: Sharon Pulwer