Declining Democracy

Francis Alÿs
Michael Bielicky &
Kamila B. Richter

Roger Cremers
Juan Manuel Echavarría
Thomas Feuerstein
Thomas Hirschhorn
Thomas Kilpper
Lucy Kimbell
Cesare Pietroiusti
Artur Żmijewski


Cesare Pietroiusti (1955, Rome, IT) is a visual artist. He has founded and runs several research centres, projects and art meetings. Since 1977 he has been exhibiting in public and private spaces, both dedicated and not, in Italy and abroad. Being a psychiatrist, Pietroiusti has always had a specific interest for paradoxical or apparently irrational situations, which commonly are not taken into consideration or are “considered too trivial to be analysed or represented”. He has been part of the founding group of the Centro Studi Jartrakor in Rome and of Rivista di Psicologia dell’Arte. In 1997 he was among the initiators of the Oreste project. He has been invited to the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. He has exhibited in the section Aperto at the 1990 Venice Biennale, at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1992, at the Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, in 1996, at Art in General, New York, in 2001. In the last years he has been focusing on the subject of exchange and on paradoxes which can arise in the dark corners of economical systems and orders. In 2007 he has founded, in cooperation with the collective Space from Bratislava, “Evolution de l’Art”, the first contemporary art gallery selling only immaterial works.

In occasion of Declining Democracy, Cesare Pietroiusti will lead a political training workshop, Scuola quadri.
Find out how to participate on our website.

Cesare Pietroiusti e Matteo Fraterno
Body Politics - The Walls of Ahens
Performance, II Athens Biennale

Declining Democracy