La meraviglia TALKS

Goldschmied & Chiari 

Wednesday 11 December, 7 pm


Manifattura Tabacchi
via delle Cascine 35, Florence


Free Entry

A series of talks open to the public, during which the artists and curators visiting Manifattura Tabacchi share their experiences, as such offering up a space for discussion during the course of their workshops with the artists in residence. At the conclusion of each talk, the words will fall away to give space for the eye to communicate, with a visit to the ateliers of Anna Dormio (Italy), Bekhbaatar Enkthur (Mongolia), Giulia Poppi (Italy), Esma Ilter (Turkey), Davide D’Amelio (Italy), Negar Sh (Iran) – the six artists in residence. This visit gives us a voyeuristic glimpse into a world of imagination concentrated into single rooms, which through their daily use by the artists become wunderkammern, rooms of wonder.

la meraviglia talks

Goldschmied & Chiari


Elena Mazzi – Wednesday 15 January, 19:00
Robert Pettena – Wednesday 29 January, 19:00
Alberto Garutti – Thursday 6 February, 19:00
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio – Thursday 13 February, 19:00

Goldschmied & Chiari

Sara Goldschmied (VI) and Eleonora Chiari (RM) founded the artistic duo Goldiechiari in 2001. From 2014 they have worked under the name of Goldschmied & Chiari in Milan.


The highlights of their many solo exhibitions include: Eclisse, Museo Novecento, Florence, Gioielli di famiglia, The Open Box, Milan, Secret Eyes Only, Galleria Doppelgaenger, Bari, Vice Versa, Kristen Lorello, (NY), Untitled Views, Renata Fabbri Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Dove andiamo a ballare questa sera?, Atelier House, Museion, Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano, Untitled Portraits, Kristen Lorello (NY) , La démocratie est illusion, Centre d’Art Contemporaine Passerelle, Brest (FR) and Villa Croce Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Fumo negli occhi, Galleria Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Santiago de Chile; Genealogia di Damnatio Memoriae, Atelier House, Museion, Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano; Coinquilini/Roommates, Macro Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Dump Queen, Galerie Elaine Levy Project, Brussels and Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro; Welcome, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, (NYC).


They have achieved international recognition thanks to their numerous collective exhibitions, collaborating with prestigious museums and institutions such as: Galleria Nazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin, Museo Belmonte Riso di Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Museion, Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano, MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, U.S.A., Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian, Museo MAXXI, Rome, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Museo d’arte Pori, Finland, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, Murcia, Musée de Grenoble, Passerelle, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Brest, La Galerie, Noisy Le Sec, Paris, Villa Croce, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Museo Mambo, Bologna, la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and la Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome. They took part in the third edition of the Nanjing International Art Festival, New Baijia Lake Museum, at The Fear Society side event at the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009, at the Dublin Contemporary quintennial, at Videozone, the International Video Art Biennale in Tel Aviv, at the Biennale Sletto & Corso in Séléstat, and at the Quadriennale in Rome.


In 2015 they were selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), based in Washington DC, and by the Museo del 900 for the biennial exhibition Organic Matters – Women to watch, 2015. In 2012 they were awarded the prize for best young Italian artists by the Castello di Rivoli Museo di Arte Contemporanea, they were nominated for the Rockfeller Foundation Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellowship 2015, and won the Arte in Cantiere in 2007 from Museion, Museo di Arte Contemporanea, in Bolzano. Their recent works have been documented in the monographic collection: Goldschmied & Chiari, La démocratie est illusion, in conversation with M. Beccaria, texts by E. Bernard and I. Bonacossa, Cura Books, Rome 2016.