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The Collector is Present – Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi

Barry Salzman in conversation with Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, moderated by Stefano Pisci

Talk 12.00 h.

The discussion will explore how artist Barry Salzman has addressed age-old questions of trauma, recovery, and healing in his practice, with a particular focus on the recurrence of genocide and our collective role as public witnesses to history’s most challenging times. Collector Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi will engage in discussing the place of art beyond aesthetics in contemporary collections, drawing from his experiences living in Sarajevo as the spouse of the former US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time there, he immersed himself in exploring the notion of post-conflict and post-war society, as well as art practices, while also expanding his personal collecting interests. We will focus on the role of the artist in addressing challenging historical subject matter as separate and distinct from the fact-based approach of the documentarian, historian, or photojournalist. The talk will reflect on the complexities of creating aesthetic images from places of human conflict and suffering, as well as the metaphoric use of landscape to invoke memory and re-engage audiences with subject matter they think they know.

Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi

Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi is an international art advisor, curator and collector, with a knack for building private and corporate collections.  He has been collecting contemporary are for his own collection for over twenty years.  He is well-versed in non-profit work, event management, media relations, and luxury brand development. With a background in gallery and foundation direction, he has curated exhibitions and managed acquisitions. He’s also a prolific contributor to art, design, fashion, and travel publications. Tattoni-Marcozzi’s expertise extends to advising young artists, private and corporate collectors, and crafting projects for fashion, design brands, and property firms. Noteworthy projects include organizing events and exhibitions for British brand CLARK’S and serving as Brand Ambassador for ETRO. Beyond his professional endeavors, Tattoni-Marcozzi is deeply committed to philanthropy, serving on host committees for fundraising events benefiting organizations like MTV Re:Define-MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Amfar, Unicef USA, and several esteemed cultural institutions worldwide.

Barry Salzman is an award-winning contemporary artist who currently works in photography, video and mixed media. His projects have been shown across the globe and his work widely published and collected, including in the EKARD Collection and the Sanders Collection in the Netherlands, and the Blavatnik Archives in New York City. In 2024 Salzman will have a solo museum show at Museum Singer Laren in the Netherlands. Salzman was born in Zimbabwe and schooled in South Africa. He has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Stefano Pisci, an established agent and manager in the fine arts sector, was born in Cagliari in 1979 and laid the foundations of his academic training by graduating in Art History from the London Royal College in 2007. His career began with an experience at the BBC World Service, subsequently evolving into the role of Head of PR for Il Giornale dell’Arte, and continuing with the founding of a fashion house in Mexico. He also distinguished himself as the head of international relations for the Merz Foundation. Since 2020, he ventured into new professional horizons by becoming Chief Artist Officer for Tokenance and Vice President for the cultural association SM-ART.ORG. Here he was able to blend art and technology and support cutting-edge cultural initiatives. The year 2022 marked the beginning of a direct commitment to supporting international artist Gianluca Iadema, and dedicating himself to promote art in its various forms, offering a platform for expression to talents from diverse nationalities. His vision places a strong emphasis on valuing artistic diversity and on the importance of connecting different cultures through art. He promotes artistic talents at an international level, tirelessly engaging the intersection of art and global culture.