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New exhibition featuring Italian artists opens at the MAC

Today marked the opening of a major exhibition entitled ‘Lost in Narration’, guest curated by Italian curator Manuela Pacella.

The exhibition showcases the work of three Italian artists across all three MAC galleries. Riccardo Giacconi, art duo Invernomuto and Luca Trevisani will all be showing in Belfast for the first time and highlights the MAC’s continued efforts to celebrate world-class art at the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Hugh Mulholland, Senior Curator at the MAC commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Manuela Pacella as our guest curator for Lost in Narration. Manuela is widely regarded throughout Europe for her curatorial practice and we are delighted to be working with her on this major exhibition at the MAC.”

“This project that Manuela has curated, Lost in Narration, presents visitors to the MAC with an engaging series of narratives by a group of exciting young Italian artists who are quickly gaining international recognition for their work.”

Manuela Pacella, Guest Curator for Lost in Narration said: “This exhibition highlights the importance of being able to lose one’s way in the pursuit of knowledge and meaning. I’m honoured to be presenting the work of three significant Italian artists whose work grapples deftly with some of these complex questions and concerns. The MAC is the perfect venue for these ambitious works to unfold within, and I hope that visitors will happily lose themselves in fruitful thought and contemplation when moving through the spaces over the next few months.”


As part of the Lost in Narration exhibition and in partnership with Belfast Film Festival, the MAC will also be presenting the UK premiere of Negus, a conceptual feature length documentary directed by the Italian artist duo Invernomuto and starring Lee “Scratch” Perry.


Lost in Narration opens Friday 10 March and runs until 18 June 2017 in the Sunken, Tall and Upper Galleries at the MAC. The exhibition is open daily from 10am-7pm and admission is free.