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Opening of the exhibition “Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release” at the Hirshhorn (April 15,2019)

Washington DC, April 16, 2019 – The “Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release” exhibition opened yesterday at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington until September 2, 2019. This is the second US stop of the exhibition previously hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago where it was met with great success in terms of public and critic alike.

Enrico David, a world-famous artist (Ancona, 1966), is – together with Chiara Fumai
(Rome, 1978-Bari, 2017) and Liliana Moro (Milan, 1961) – one of the three artists selected by the curator Milovan Farronato to represent Italy at the next Venice Art Biennale scheduled from 11 May to 24 November 2019.

On the occasion of the inauguration, theHirshhorn Museum, also organized a conversation between the artist and curator
Stèphane Aquin. To celebrate the consolidated collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum, a prominent institution in Washington (the permanent collection includes numerous works by Italian artists), Ambassador Armando Varricchio hosted a dinner in residence on Sunday April 14. The dinner was attended by thethe Museum’s leadership including, Director Melissa Chiu, the main donors, the artist himself and the representatives of the numerous institutions that have collaborated in the realization of the exhibition.

The Ambassador recalled the pioneering and creative spirit of the Italian artist. A trait that is “one of the distinctive feature of Italian art and culture, since the time of Leonardo da Vinci, whose death 500 years ago we remember this year.”