After returning from years of war coverage, Peter van Agtmael tries to piece together the memory, identity, race, class, and family, in a landscape which has become as surreal as the war he left behind.
Established in 2002 in an historical building of the Neapolitan centre, in Via dei Tribunali 293, T293 has always been characterized by a keen awareness on artistic practices that are both experimental and conceptually relevant to the current discourse in the field. First conceived as artists’ space dedicated to the support of emerging artists, in 2006 T293 changes its organizational status and starts operating as a company managed by the founder Paola Guadagnino and the independent curator Marco Altavilla, who joined as co-Director.
Addressing an audience that is simultaneously cosmopolitan and qualified, T293 cultivates a professional network characterized by the high professionalism of its members. In order to achieve its primary goals, since the very beginning of its activity T293 has presented groundbreaking projects at international art fairs such as Frieze, MiArt in Milan, and Art Basel where in 2008 has been awarded the prestigious Bâloise Art Prize with a solo show of Tris Vonna-Michell.
Its eagerness in finding what is new in the contemporary artistic scenario has allowed T293 to be the place where today’s most interesting artists have had their first solo shows. The artists T293 represents always achieve international recognition as testified by their activities in institutions such as Tate, Palais de Tokyo, Museum Fridericianum and La Biennale di Venezia among the others. More recently, T293 has inaugurated new, successful models of collaboration with other professionals, hosting within its walls a program of artistic residencies as well as innovative curatorial projects conceived together with other galleries and institutions.
Willing to nurture the development of contemporary art and visual culture through different generations of artists, T293 showcases that which is the excellence in the contemporary art field not only through its far-reaching exhibitions program, but also with the support of projects and publications that act as catalysts for the development of fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.