Depart Foundation

The DEPART Foundation is an emerging arts organization predicated on the Discussion, Exhibition, and Production of Art and dedicated to the development and support of contemporary artists whose work and careers are departing from their previous endeavors or predecessors. Multiple outposts in Europe and Asia are catalysts for activating cultural communities through sponsorship of young and established artists, provisions of spaces and resources conductive to arts production and exhibition, and educational and public programs.

DEPART Foundation’s goal is to foster broad education and critical discourse in order to enhance creativity and innovation in the realms of art, design, architecture and the sciences within the contemporary scene in Italy and beyond.

As part of its mission, the DEPART Foundation aims to provide a strong artists-in-residence program in its future facilities in Italy and abroad. Emerging international artists will be invited to live and work in these regions, providing them the opportunity to produce new work in the rich context of Italian history and contemporary culture. At the end of each residency,the works produced will be exhibited at DEPART’s exhibition spaces or in collaboration with partner institutions in Italy and abroad.

Through its organization, DEPART Foundation provides a platform to foster exchange on the current status of the artistic production and its presentation in Italy. DEPART will establish both real and virtual environments for young Italian artists as well as the public to engage with cutting edge contemporary art and new artistic tendencies from around the world through the a program of exhibitions and discussions organized by acclaimed international curators.

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Depart Foundation > Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel

Photoshop Gradient, 2008

C-print

287 x 190,5 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Photoshop Gradient, 2008

C-print

287 x 190,5 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Depart Foundation > Darren Bader

Darren Bader

Fruits, Vegetables, 2011

Fruits et légumes

Dimensions variable

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Fruits, Vegetables, 2011

Fruits and vegetables salad

Dimensions variable

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Depart Foundation > Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt

Kill Me, 2012

Acrylique, focage et vernis sur toile

267 x 211 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Kill Me, 2012

Acrylic, enamel paint and flocking on canvas

267 x 211 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Depart Foundation > Sarah Braman

Sarah Braman

April Adventure, 2011

Technique mixte

265 x 180 x 192 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

April Adventure, 2011

Mixed media

265 x 180 x 192 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Depart Foundation > Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby

Supermax Wall, 2006

Verre acrylique, bois, laque et peinture aérosol

253 x 526 x 122 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith

Supermax Wall, 2006

Acrylic glass, wood, lacquer and spray paint

253 x 526 x 122 cm

Courtesy Depart Foundation

Ph. Oak Taylor-Smith