hot spot

galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea di roma, rome, italy
24.10.2022 - 26.2.2023

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome presents, from Monday, October 24, 2022 to Sunday, February 26, 2023, a new group exhibition entitled “Hot Spot”, curated by Gerardo Mosquera.


Hot Spot” takes its title from the homonymous work by Mona Hatoum (“Hot Spot III”, 2009), a large iron and neon installation that depicts the planet Earth illuminated by a red light that symbolizes the conflicts that make it hot. The work tells how the disruptive way in which human society was organized seems to lead to environmental catastrophe.


The exhibition, designed specifically for the Gallery spaces, features works by artists from around the world and belonging to different generations, such as Ida Applebroog, John Baldessarri, Johanna Calle, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Alex Cerveny, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Soyoung Chung , Truong Cong Tung, Sandra Cinto, Jonathas de Andrade, John Gerard, Mona Hatoum, Ayrson Heráclito, Ibeyi, Kim Juree, Chris Jordan, Glenda León, Ange Leccia, Cristina Lucas, Cecylia Malik, Maha Malluh, Gideon Mendel, Otobong Nkankga, Raquel Paiewonsky, Alejandro Prieto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Davide Rivalta, Andrea Santarlasci, Allan Sekula, Daphne Wright, Rachel Youn, Luiz Zerbini.

The exhibition itinerary brings together multiple reactions from the artists through the poetic force of art, the selected works deepen the complexity of the current situation by proposing more than a vision of denunciation, an aesthetic activism that intends to stimulate reflection and raise awareness about the disaster, to imagine a relationship different with the planet.