Raffaele Quattrone
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Raffaele Quattrone

Raffaele Quattrone is an Italian sociologist and contemporary art curator. Trained at the University of Urbino and Florence, in 2010, he published his first book, "Modernity and the Art Field."For a critical sociology of contemporary art" influenced by the theories of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and with the project "Dis-Orienteering: the game of identity in the risk society" won the third edition of the Regional Competition for young curators and critics “A cura di..” (curated by) organized by Giovani d'Arte, Municipality of Modena and promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. The book “Modernity and the Art Field” will be reworked in 2012 thanks to a meeting with Carmine Muliere, director of Equipèco magazine, and the acquisition of two important contributions: a preface by Michelangelo Pistoletto (in 2012, Quattrone becomes ambassador of the Rebirth-Terzo Paradiso project) and a conversation with the Chinese artist Wang Qingsong. The book was published by Edizioni Equipèco in 2014 with the title “IN ITINERE. Contemporary art in transformation”.

From 2010 to today, he has curated several exhibitions in public and private spaces, following emerging and established artists. Since 2015, he has collaborated with the Real Academia de Espana in Rome, where in 2017 he curated the exhibition “Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio. Alberto Di Fabio, Kepa Garraza”, co-curated in 2019 with Rosalia Banet and Xosè Prieto Souto the exhibition “L’ultimo Espaliù" and curated in 2023 the installation “Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pozzo Specchio nel Tempietto di Bramante”.

In 2018, he published the book "New Faustian World."17 painters for the art of the 21st century” on the works of Glenn Brown, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Andrea Chiesi, Tiffany Chung, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Alberto Di Fabio, Kepa Garraza, NS Harsha, Songsong Li, Alessandro Moreschini, Mauro Pipani, Imran Qureshi, Terry Rodgers, Raqib Shaw, Philip Taaffe, Josep Tornero, and Jan Worst.

The book inspired two exhibitions (at "Augeo Art Space", in Rimini and "Beatrice Burati Anderson", in Venice) and the creation of a documentary film directed by Piero Passaro and produced by Theater 7/2 Productions. Translated into English, French, Spanish, Hindi, and Greek, the docu-film has been presented at hundreds of events and festivals around the world, receiving numerous international awards. He collaborates with various national and international magazines, talking about topics that are particularly close to his heart or about artists and exhibitions that interest him in some way.

In parallel with his career as a curator of contemporary art, Quattrone holds various roles in the Emilia Romagna Department of the National Association of Sociologists, including the presidency for several terms until 2019.

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