Palazzo Cipolla hosts a major exhibition dedicated to fifty years of contemporary London art through the work of 13 extraordinary and famous British artists of different generations, born between 1937 and 1978.

On display are more than 30 iconic works selected by the curators Maya Binkin and Javier Molins in collaboration with the artists themselves, which tell a cross-section of the current art scene of the British capital.

The works displayed, focused on the most recent artistic production, present different compositional techniques – painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, photography, video and much more – and depict a series of themes: daily life, confinement, exploration of ‘human being, landscape, politics, religion, art history, literature, music, gender, violence or the relationship between life and death.

The artists – David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, Sean Scully, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw, Annie Morris and Idris Khan – have been influenced to birth, training or creative research from London and have made an important contribution in making the city one of the reference points of the artistic avant-gardes.

Conceived by the artists’ collections/studios, London Calling: British Contemporary Art Now is supported by international galleries and collections such as Gagosian Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Galerie Lelong, Lisson Gallery, Modern Forms, Victoria Miró Gallery, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Tim Taylor Gallery, London, Tucci Russo Studio for Contemporary Art. The exhibition is promoted by the Terzo Pilastro – International Foundation and created by Poema with the organizational support of Comediarting and Arthemisia.

London Calling – British Contemporary Art Now


ITALY. Rome, Palazzo Cipolla Museum. 17 March 2022 – 17 July 2022