A "double" volume to leaf through in two verses, dedicated to two protagonists of Rome's artistic and cultural panorama - Mara Coccia (Rome, 1925-2014) and Daniela Ferraria (Rome, 1943) - whose souls intertwine in the history of the famous Arco d'Alibert gallery, in the heart of the Italian capital.
Founded by Mara in 1963, the gallery was a reference point for the lively climate of the time, populated by artists such as Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Gastone Novelli, Fabio Mauri, but also Asger Jorn and Alexander Calder, to name a few.
In 1970 the Arco d'Alibert closes to reopen in 1975 in a new location with a management that, initially shared, is then definitively taken over by Daniela Ferraria, Coccia's collaborator since 1968, who will guide it until 2006, while Mara will successfully continue her activity in other contexts.
The volume, in celebrating the donation of their precious archives that both have entrusted to the National Gallery of Rome, gives a portrait of the two gallery owners and tells of their respective adventures, highlighting their character, their differences and peculiarities.
Rome, La Galleria Nazionale, June - September 2020
The Archive: A Guide for Writing and Exhibiting
Path of Memories
Mara Coccia’s Galleries In Rome