Diego Marcon. La Gola

4/10 2024 — 2/2 2025

Opening: 3 October 2024, 7 pm

Diego Marcon’s exhibition will see the ground floor space of Kunsthalle Wien in the Museumsquartier transformed for the presentation of his new film La Gola (2024). Marcon’s works draw upon different cinematic vocabularies, shifting between genres from musicals to melodrama; from horror to slapstick comedy. La Gola is structured by a series of letters between two correspondents, Gianni and Rosanna, who are each absorbed in their own narrative, moving between the poetic and the revolting. This exhibition will also be accompanied by a new book, jointly published by the three institutions.

Diego Marcon (b. 1985, Busto Arsizio, Italy) has held solo exhibitions at Kunstverein in Hamburg (2024); Kunsthalle Basel; Centro Pecci, Prato; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (all 2023); Museo Madre, Naples (2021); Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore/LASALLE, Singapore (2019); and Triennale Milano, Milan (2018).

His work has also been presented within numerous group surveys including Nebula, organised by Fondazione In Between Art Film for the 60th Venice Biennale; the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2024, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva (both 2024); the 59th Venice Biennale (2022) and at Fondazione Prada, Milan and Museo MAXXI, Rome (both 2018). Marcon’s films have also been screened at Cannes Film Festival (2021); International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Viennale, Vienna (2021).

Marcon lives and works in Milan.

La Gola was commissioned by Kunsthalle Wien, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for BIM’24, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; with support from the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC) and Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain de Genève (FCAC).

The exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien is realized with the kind support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna. The support is provided on the occasion of the Giornata del Contemporaneo.