Time is Out of Joint, the current arrangement of the collections conceived as an exhibition on the theme of time, goes beyond the usual chronological trace and branches off into simultaneous paths in which the works are juxtaposed by assonances, contrasts, references and quotations.
Together with the great names of the history of art, the works of contemporary Italian and foreign artists allow an opening of the gaze to different or unexpected stimuli and suggestions. Rereading the works in situations other than those in which they had originally formed, the prospects and readings are multiplied.
With works of Antonio Canova, Alexander Calder, Giacomo Balla, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Felice Casorati, Carlo Carrà, Paul Cézanne, Sandro Chia, Giorgio De Chirico, Francesco Clemente, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Renato Guttuso, Francesco Hayez, Vasilij Kandinskij, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Courbet, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Leoncillo Leonardi, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, Giorgio Morandi, Liliana Moro, Robert Morris, Gastone Novelli, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Pellizza, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Auguste Rodin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Mario Schifano, Giovanni Segantini, Giuseppe Sironi, Cy Twombly, Vincent van Gogh, Emilio Vedova, Andy Warhol and Adolfo Wildt.
The National Gallery naturally experiences continuous phases of transformation and renewal, also in light of the new experiences and critical readings that over time become necessary. It therefore places itself as a place of meeting, research and discovery, inviting reflection on contemporary exhibition languages and practices, on what the role of the museum is in our present, and on what common bases this may be to create relations with its public.