Rome – The call for the selection of the 2021-2024 Artistic Director of the Rome Quadriennale Foundation is online on the website www.quadriennalediroma.org.
The national institution whose mission is the promotion of Italian contemporary art is therefore looking for the person in charge of cultural planning for the next three years, with the task of: creating and developing activities dedicated to the research and promotion of emerging art in Italy and abroad; encourage training and professional updating initiatives in the field of contemporary arts; propose stable methods of collaboration with similar institutions abroad; organize communication, research and training initiatives relating to the world of digital and network technologies; enhance the documentary heritage of the Quadrennial Library Archive on Italian art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The task, explains a note from Quadriennale Roma, does not include the curatorship of the next edition of the Quadriennale d’Arte, scheduled for autumn-winter 2025. Central will instead be the vision on the future of the former Arsenale Clementino Pontificio, the complex monumental entrusted by the Ministry of Culture to the Foundation as a new place for contemporary creativity and where the transfer is expected in 2023.
The ideal candidate must have: a specialized knowledge of contemporary art; consolidated relationships, in Italy and abroad, in the visual arts sector of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, also in their connections with other disciplines; experience in planning and organizing cultural initiatives and programs; mastery of enhancement and promotion strategies to the public and stakeholders; a fluent knowledge of Italian and English with citizenship within the European Union. The conferment is not on an exclusive basis.
The artistic director will be able to maintain and / or activate collaborative relationships as long as they do not have an artistic direction content and do not present conflicts with the activities carried out by the Foundation. Applications must be sent by 18 June 2021 to the address [email protected]
Candidates will be examined by a commission composed of the President of the Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors designated by the Board itself, the General Manager and an external expert also designated by the Board of Directors. The final decision will be taken by the Board of Directors by July 2021.