The Collezione Genesi, which Associazione Genesi has given life to, consists of contemporary artworks by artists from around the world that reflect on the urgent, complex, and often dramatic cultural, environmental, social, and political issues of our day and age.

The works in the Collezione Genesi were chosen based on their ability to convey this message through the various media (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation…), as well as through the gaze not just of different cultures but of different generations. 

Indeed, the Collezione includes both historicized and mainstream artists who have shown their works in the major museums and international events, and young artists who are still relatively unknown in Europe. The artists come from many countries around the world, with a specific focus on non-Western countries and above all those with the greatest issues, either today or in their past history, related to human rights. 

Starting in 2023, the Collection wanted to equip itself with a new and different curatorial approach in order to achieve the following goals:

  • to focus exclusively on the quality with of the works and artists;
  • to be consequently more selective about the choice of works, acquiring works by internationally renowned artists already historicized and musealized in order to increase the historical-artistic value of the Collection itself; 
  • to acquire works by young artists who are Italian and/or working in Italy, already entered some relevant Italian museum collections, in order to be at the same time a promoter of our country’s artistic research related to social issues (until 2022 the Genesis Collection included only one work by an Italian artist; that of Monica Bonvicini);
  • to select the works not only on the basis of the social message they convey, but also in light of their exemplarity within the artists’ production, with the intention of giving the Collection a more primarily museum-like connotation.

The works acquired starting from 2023 are the following:

Initially, the Collection was developed under the curatorship of Clarice Pecori Gilardi, who remained the curator until 2022, when her collaboration with the Association ended.

The works acquired until 2022 are as follows: