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Gianfranco Baruchello, Psicoenciclopedia possibile, 2020. Photo Alessia Calzecchi
Thursday 5 May 2022 at 18:00 - 19:00

booksPsicoenciclopedia possibileby Gianfranco Baruchello

sala polifunzionale
free admission subject to availability


1200 entries for 200 tables of images, including dreams and archive material

In 2020, Gianfranco Baruchello completed an impressive and complex project commissioned and published by the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani. The work entitled Psicoenciclopedia possibile proposes the deconstruction of the encyclopaedic structure itself: through a system of unexpected relationships and juxtapositions, it connects 1200 entries and 200 tables of images. The entries originate from published and unpublished writings, notes and transcriptions of the artist’s dreams, while the images are the result of a long process of selection and editing based on archive material.

This time Baruchello puts the systems of organisation of sight and knowledge to the test. As in all his other works, the Psicoenciclopedia unhinges the most secure and consolidated concatenations to venture into the uncertain and possible, without excluding what is different or insignificant.

introduction by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI L’Aquila

Barbara Drudi Contemporary art historian, Academy of Fine Arts L’Aquila
Carla Subrizi Contemporary art historian – Sapienza University of Rome, President of Baruchello Foundation
Giuseppe Di Natale Contemporary art historian, University of L’Aquila

In collaboration with the Baruchello Foundation and Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani
With the support of BPER Banca

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