Depart Foundation
arts foundation

DEPART Foundation, is a public charity dedicated to the discussion, exhibition, and promotion of art and in particular to the development and support of contemporary, emerging artists, whose work and careers are departing from their previous endeavors or predecessors.

DEPART Foundation Italy, since its founding in 2008, has served as a catalyst for the Italian art community, strengthening the dialogue between Italy and the international art world and some of the most interesting and dynamic artists of our time have been presented for the first time in Rome by DEPART Foundation Italy.

DEPART Foundation’s goal today is to foster broad education and critical discourse in order to enhance creativity and innovation in the realms of art, design, architecture within the contemporary scene in the United States, Italy and beyond.

OUR BRIEF

As we activate new models of cross-cultural artistic participation, we spawn unexpected outcomes for engagement and enrichment.

OUR PURPOSE

To provide an alternative platform for creative experimentation and exploration, set within a global context, that thrives outside conventional cultural structures.

THE INSIGHT THAT GUIDES US: THE FREEDOM TO CREATE.

When artists and curators depart from the influence of traditional institutions and commerce, they enjoy a precious freedom to break out and break through to rich and resonant new ideas and modes of expression.

OUR METHOD: CHAMPIONING COLLABORATION.

By fostering new forms of collaboration, we encourage both artists and audiences to stretch and to take risks.

THE PIVOT POINT: DEPARTING FROM…AIMING FOR…

The impact of the work of Depart Foundation can best be understood as the charting of new artistic destinations with every project and program we undertake.

Depart Foundation
arts foundation

DEPART Foundation, is a public charity dedicated to the discussion, exhibition, and promotion of art and in particular to the development and support of contemporary, emerging artists, whose work and careers are departing from their previous endeavors or predecessors.

DEPART Foundation Italy, since its founding in 2008, has served as a catalyst for the Italian art community, strengthening the dialogue between Italy and the international art world and some of the most interesting and dynamic artists of our time have been presented for the first time in Rome by DEPART Foundation Italy.

DEPART Foundation’s goal today is to foster broad education and critical discourse in order to enhance creativity and innovation in the realms of art, design, architecture within the contemporary scene in the United States, Italy and beyond.

OUR BRIEF

As we activate new models of cross-cultural artistic participation, we spawn unexpected outcomes for engagement and enrichment.

OUR PURPOSE

To provide an alternative platform for creative experimentation and exploration, set within a global context, that thrives outside conventional cultural structures.

THE INSIGHT THAT GUIDES US: THE FREEDOM TO CREATE.

When artists and curators depart from the influence of traditional institutions and commerce, they enjoy a precious freedom to break out and break through to rich and resonant new ideas and modes of expression.

OUR METHOD: CHAMPIONING COLLABORATION.

By fostering new forms of collaboration, we encourage both artists and audiences to stretch and to take risks.

THE PIVOT POINT: DEPARTING FROM…AIMING FOR…

The impact of the work of Depart Foundation can best be understood as the charting of new artistic destinations with every project and program we undertake.

  • Danielle Dean: Out of this World
    Apr 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    Mercer Union
    Toronto, Canada
    Drawing from archival records and materials like film and advertising, British-American artist Danielle Dean produces bold environments to ground and enliven her research-based projects. Her multidisciplinary practice examines historical representations and contemporary conditions of labour, racialized identity, and popular culture through projects that are often produced collaboratively with community members whose experiences bring crucial perspective to the work. (more…)
  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International
    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)
  • Chris Hoare: Seven Hills
    Publication
    RRB Photobooks
    International
    RRB Photobooks is delighted to present Seven Hills, our second publication from Bristol based Photographer, Chris Hoare. Set to release in September 2023, this first edition will feature a special edition of 50 copies, each including a signed and limited print. In Seven Hills, Hoare shows us his unique perspective of Bristol, his hometown. Presenting both the good and the bad, Hoare’s poetic imagery speaks to some of the more serious issues facing the city today (more…)