Onnea etsimässä | The Quest for Happiness | La ricerca della felicità

Italian nykytaidetta | Italian Art Now | Arte italiana oggi

210 × 280 mm, hard cover
160 pages
writers Pirjo Immonen, Lorella Scacco, Maria Stella Bottai
foreword Pauli Sivonen
layout Ville Karppanen
Finnish | English | Italian
ISBN 978-952-7226-34-6
Serlachius Museums
34 €

► This book presents 14 Italian artists among the most interesting in the contemporary art scene, following the red line of the quest for happiness. It gives a wide and fresh panorama of the art field from Northern to Southern Italy in the recent years.

Many of these artists answered with creativity and energy to the economical and political crisis that struck Italy in the year 2008. Their artworks present a kaleidoscopic interpretation of the concept of happiness today, focusing on key topics such as spirituality and materialism, family and communities, time and nature, history and identity, politics and freedom, feelings and technology.

Artists: Yuri Ancarani, Silvia Camporesi, Loris Cecchini, Federica Di Carlo, Goldschmied & Chiari, Francesco Jodice, Marzia Migliora, Matteo Montani, Okkult Motion Pictures, Federico Pietrella, Pietro Ruffo, Marinella Senatore, Federico Solmi and Zimmerfrei.