Tag Archives: Francesco Stocchi


Deanna Lawson’s “meticulously staged yet profoundly intimate images of the sartorial styles, quotidian habits, and domestic interiors of the African diaspora in her native United States, Brazil, and beyond” are now on view in Basel.*

One of my first visual influences… was the idea of a family album… In my portrait work, I am creating more formal stages, a theater of the family snapshot…

I think that there is definitely something tragic in the family photograph—it’s a fundamentally retroactive idea. We make the image specifically to look back on it, to refer to it later in life. Even in my old family albums, the process of aging—the space between them and now—can be haunting and unstable. How to deal with the idea of projected time in a static medium is an interesting challenge. While the work is by no means autobiographical, its impulses are born from personal experiences. It references people I knew and had relationship with. — Deana Lawson

DEANA LAWSON—CENTROPY is co-produced with the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo as part of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo—Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing. The curatorial team includes Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Paulo Miyada, Carla Zaccagnini, Francesco Stocchi, and Ruth Estévez.


Through October 11.

Kunsthalle Basel

Steinenberg 7, Basel.

Deana Lawson, Centropy, Kunsthalle Basel, June 9, 2020–October 11, 2020, from top: Daenare, 2019; Chief, 2019; installation view of Latifah’s Wedding, 2020 (left), and Vera, 2020; installation views of Boom Box Hologram (working title), 2020, and Fragment (church) (working title), 2020; ; installation view and detail of House of My Deceased Lover, 2019 (2); installation view of Niagara Falls, 2018 (left), and Taneisha’s Gravity, 2019; installation view of Fragment (Jacqueline and Taneisha) (working title), 2020; An Ode to Yemaya, 2019. Installation photographs by Philipp Hänger. Images courtesy and © the artist, Kunsthalle Basel, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

WEEKLY WRAP UP | OCT. 20-24, 2014


This week on the blog we went to Castillo; we listened the conversation between Davide Balula and Francesco Stocchi; we passed by the Vincennes Zoo and visited the new show by Neu Gallery at La Douane.



A Dumpling with soup in it is a conversation between artist Davide Balula and Francesco Stocchi, curator of modern and contemporary art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
A conversation about an artwork affecting a space and a space affecting an artwork. Even putting a dumpling in your mouth can reveal a new dimension.
Coinciding with FIAC 2014, the talk took place at 4pm during the opening reception of the group exhibition “Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden” on October 25th.


Davide Balula is a French artist living and working in Paris and New York. In his investigations of technological, physical, and biochemical processes, Balula often requires the participation of the viewer. His multifaceted practice involves music, performance, sculpture and painting. This year, Balula’s work has been included in “Rockaway!,” MoMA PS1, Rockaway Beach, New York; “Des choses en moins, des choses en plus,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris; “PLIAGE / FOLD,” Gagosian Paris; and “Shit and Die,” an upcoming exhibition produced by Artissima and organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, on view at Palazzo Cavour, Turin from November 6, 2014-January 11, 2015.

Francesco Stocchi is an Italian curator living and working in Rotterdam as curator of modern and contemporary art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. In addition to organizing exhibitions throughout Europe, Stocchi writes for several periodicals and is a regular contributor to Artforum. He has contributed essays to museum catalogues and monographic publications on artists including Gelitin, Cindy Sherman, Arcangelo Sassolino, and Dan Colen. In 2010 he established the magazine AGMA, which presents visual reviews of current and historical exhibitions. In 2012, Stocchi published Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981, the first in a series of visual monographs.

RENDEZVOUS@GAGOSIAN, is a monthly series of talks and panel discussions at Gagosian Le Bourget. The first talk was a conversation between John Armleder and Nicolas Trembley “The Ultimate Guide to Travel: Pétrus, Jacques Garcia, and Hotel Richemond” and took place Saturday, July 5.