Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes

Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes 

curated by Joan Fontcuberta


Inspired by the effort of systematization and rationality which was at the base of the ambitious project of the Encyclopédie in eighteenth-century France, a group of contemporary artists embarks on a similar undertaking, convinced that civilization and knowledge are once again been threatened by chaos and darkness.

Today the Internet, social networks, mobile phones and surveillance cameras allow us to access a confusing and complex reality, thus generating an over-saturation of information in which images are no longer meek mediations between the world and us: they have become active and furious. Taming these images, purging them, is the task of this pleiad of neo-encyclopedic artists.

Joan Fontcuberta

Juan del Junco
Andrea Ferrari
Mishka Henner
Félix Heyes e Benjamin West
Glenda León
Iraida Lombardía
Daniel Mayrit
Roberto Pellegrinuzzi
Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine
Luciano Rigolini
Joachim Schmid
Tom Stayte
Batia Suter
Useful Photography: Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, Hans van der Meer, Frank Schallmaier


Teatro Cavallerizza – 4pm

From photographic garbage to a new visual encyclopaedia

Joan Fontcuberta talks with Joachim Schmid




Chiostri di San Pietro – 10am

Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes

Guided tour with Joan Fontcuberta, Juan Del Junco,  Andrea Ferrari, Iraida Lombardía, Daniel Mayrit, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, Joachim Schmid, Tom Stayte, Batia Suter

Exhibition Venue

Chiostri di San Pietro
via Emilia San Pietro, 44/c
42121 Reggio Emilia


Opening Hours

inaugural days
May 5 › 7am-11pm
May 6 and 7 › 10am-11pm
from May 12 to July 9 Friday/Sunday
Friday › 6pm-11pm
Saturday › 10am-11pm
Sunday and holiday › 10am-8pm

Chiostri di San Pietro