SMALL Rome is an exhibition that celebrates the small and the minute, taking an inverted cue from Rome’s large population as well as from the notably grandiose gestures by the Romans.
In a selection of artworks by a large number of international artists, SMALL Rome brings the small and the minute into prominence. In connection with art history, small might be suggestive of artworks of a purely conceptual nature. The works included in this exhibition, however, are at a distance, in that they discuss issues of the object and ideas of materials, technique and display.
Standing contrary to the current focus on large scale for both the making of art and the presentation of exhibitions, this exhibition requires the viewer to pay close attention. It reveals how the fantastic, the progressive and the thought provoking can indeed be articulated through small things.
Artists: Jacqueline Bebb, Nina Beier, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Sol Calero, James Clarkson, Susan Collis, Gabriele De Santis, Jason Dodge, Sean Edwards, Tim Foxon, Ryan Gander, Ditte Gantriis, Mario Garcia Torres, Gareth Griffith, Brian Hubble, Dean Hughes, David Keating, Chosil Kil, Jonathan Monk, John Henry Newton, Alek O., Joe Orr, Wilfredo Prieto, Laura Reeves, Amanda Ross-Ho, Andreas Slominski, Mateo Tannatt, Mungo Thomson, Oliver Tirre, Santo Tolone, Brent Wadden, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine.
SMALL Rome, curated by Adam Carr, Frutta Gallery, Rome.