Giugno 3, 2023

Spaziotraccia – Andersen Museum – Luiss Master of Art Collective


Curated by the Luiss Master of Art Curatorial Collective – 12th edition

Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum, Rome

13 December 2022 – 10 January 2023

The exhibition Spaziotraccia, curated by the Luiss Master of Art Curatorial Collective – 12th edition, will open on 13 December at 6 p.m. at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum, directed by Maria Giuseppina Di Monte, who is part of the Rome State Museums Directorate, headed by Mariastella Margozzi.

The spatial framework in which the exhibition is set, the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome, presents itself, given its heritage, as the place designated to host Spaziotraccia. Hendrik Andersen, with his monumental project Creation of a World Centre of Communication, stands within the exhibition as a trace of the utopian thought typical of the last century, juxtaposing it today with the post-humanist perspective that allows significant reflections.

«The future is made up of fragments of the past, and these fragments are the working tools to invent the future.» Erwin Panofsky

«The exhibition is interesting because it presents cunning, subtle and unobtrusive traces. Art is indecisive to everything, so these traces produce different effects in space and time.» Achille Bonito Oliva

The artists: Andrea Barzaghi, Silvia Bigi, Chen Xiaoyi, Ciriaco Campus, Marco Emmanuele, Luigi Ghirri, Elisa Giardina Papa, Emilio Isgrò, Richard Long, Alberto Montorfano, Numero Cromatico, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Pietro Ruffo, Emilio Vavarella.

The Curatorial Collective of the twelfth edition of the Master of Art, the Luiss Business School’s first-level Master, presents the exhibition Spaziotraccia at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome under the scientific supervision of Achille Bonito Oliva. From 13 December 2022 to 10 January 2023.

The project proposes to give visual form to a reflection on the theme of the “trace” by exhibiting works that reflect on the criticality of our days and addressing hypothetical interlocutors of the future; an investigation arising from art as an instrument of mediation and psychological rendering of human acts, the material image of mental constructs, comparable to what Freud called the “mnestic trace”, that is, man’s transgraphic capacity to store complex contents in his memory.

The title ‘Spaziotraccia’ is a declaration of intent: the exhibition aims to analyse the trace and the interactions that exist between it, space, humanity and the testimonies that have been produced through art and ingenuity.

The narrative is developed through the works of fourteen artists from different generations, in an exhibition itinerary divided into thematic chapters, to best render the multiplicity of meanings that coexist in it and that are best suited to narrate the art of today.

The addressed themes will be: Trace and language – Richard Long, Emilio Isgrò, Elisa Giardina Papa, Trace and Nature – Luigi Ghirri, Marco Emmanuele, Alberto Montorfano, Tracing and being traced – Ciriaco Campus, Pietro Ruffo, Trace and artificial intelligence – Silvia Bigi, Numero Cromatico, Emilio Vavarella, Trace and shadow, entrusted to Andrea Barzaghi, Chen Xiaoyi, Giulio Saverio Rossi, under 35, finalists of the 7th edition of the International Prize Generazione Contemporanea, announced by the Luiss Creative Business Center with the aim of promoting Italian and international contemporary art, supporting artists under 35 and expanding the permanent contemporary art collection of the Luiss Business School.

The name of the prize winner, among the three finalists in the exhibition, will be announced at the opening after the selection by a jury consisting of: Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesca Cappelletti, Cristiana Collu, Roberto Cotroneo, Barbara Jatta, Pia Lauro, Domenico Piraina, Luca Pirolo and a representative of the master’s Curatorial Collective.

As a testimony to the scientific project behind the exhibition, a catalogue will be produced with critical and expert contributions from various disciplines related to the themes of the exhibition.



13 December 2022 – 10 January 2023 

Curated by the Luiss Master of Art XII Curatorial Collective

Free admission

Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum

Street Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20 – 00196 Rome

Tuesday to Sunday

From 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., last admission 7 p.m.

Press contacts

Curatorial Collective Luiss Master of Art XII press office contacts

Alessia Buonopane +39 3450225283

Maria Giuseppa De Filippo +39 3477354560

Chiara Iocca +39 3891695786

Instagram: spaziotraccia 

H. C. Andersen Museum contacts


Tel.: +39 06 321 9089



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