Niente può fermarmi

Curated by Giuseppe Pizzuto

Critical essay by Giuseppe Pizzuto

Wunderkammern has presented Niente può fermarmi, solo show of the artist JonOne.

 After his first solo show in the Milanese gallery of Wunderkammern in 2016, JonOne arrived at Rome in the prestigious frame of Palazzo Velli in Trastevere. French by naturalization, JonOne is one of the most important contemporary artists and a key figure in the world of graffiti. His works have been exhibited in famous institutions such as Cartier Foundation and Grand Palais in Paris. He boasts collaborations with international brands such as Lacoste, Perrier, Air France and Guerlain. Hardly definable with a single art movement, his production is the result of the perfect union between graffiti and abstract expressionism. Between calligraphy and performative use of color.

Niente può fermarmi” is the first solo show by JonOne in Rome and the first exhibition of Wunderkammern organized to be hosted at Palazzo Velli. Cogito Ergo Sum, as Descartes has said. Scribo Ergo Sum, would say JonOne. It is impossible to explain which is the energy leading a writer to tag on all walls of his city and on walls of all cities in the world. We can only try to imagine that the energy pushing to a perfect style research, with a nearly monastic study - besides challenging laws of the so-called civil society - is something which creates addiction. Pushing to do it. And then re-do it. And then re-do it again. And making you never want to stop. The only strength that can push to do such an extreme, revolutionary, uncalled gesture, is the unbreakable need to remind everyone, and first of all to oneself, that we are there. There and in that moment, and in all moments when who will pass by will read that name.

Ph. by Gwen Le Bras


Municipio Roma I centro Municipio Roma V


IED - Istituto Europeo di Design Institut français Italia


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Opening: Saturday, 17th March 2018, 6.30 PM

Show dates: from 17th March 2018 till 14th April 2018

Location: Wunderkammern Rome, via Gabrio Serbelloni 124, 00176 Rome

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, 4 – 7 PM. For appointments please call: +39 3498112973

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