Exhibition promoted by Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Crescita culturale; devised, produced and organised by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Palazzo delle Esposizioni, in conjunction with the Archivio Cesare Tacchi.
A monographic exhibition, an exercise in attention, study and enhancement using an artist's story to review the intellectual tension spanning over half a century.
The exhibition narrative focuses on the works of Cesare Tacchi (1940–2014) to whom the city of Rome is paying tribute a little over three years after his death.
Portrayed by critics in 1959 as "a solitary, silent and disciplined young man", Tacchi's mood did not change over the years even though he was one of the leading lights in several important groups of artists. In fact, it may well have been this that allowed him flush out the inconsistencies in some of the more crucial areas of contemporary visual culture, and to set off down new and hitherto untrodden paths. Over one hundred works displayed in chronological order will reconstruct his entire artistic career.