Abstracta, da Balla alla Street Art
BALLA, DEPERO, EVOLA, PRAMPOLINI, CIACELLI, DOTTORI, RADICE, RHO, REGGIANI, SOLDATI, BADIALI, MAGNELLI, MELOTTI, BERTINI, BIGLIONE, BOGLIARDI, BORDONI, GALVANO, NIGRO, PANTALEONI, PECCIARINI, LEPPIEN, PARISOT, REGINA, DI SALVATORE, BOZZOLA, DORAZIO, ACCARDI, PERILLI, TURCATO, SANFILIPPO, FONTANA, CRIPPA, CAGLI, RUGGIERI, CAPOGROSSI, AFRO, BIGGI, VERNA, COSSYRO, LEINARDI, CATANI, HAFIF, ALVIANI, BIASI, VARISCO, NIDO, PAN, Veronica Montanino, PARRES, Alberonero, STEN LEX, Teo Moneyless Pirisi, BROS, ETNIK, GUE’, 2501, 108, Matt Cercas, TELLAS.
Curated: Giuseppe Stagnitta, Giancarlo Carpi e Raffaella Bozzini
16/6 30/9 2018
Museo Gagliardi | Noto | Italia
The exhibition, curated by Giuseppe Stagnitta, Giancarlo Carpi and Raffaella Bozzini, is inserted within the program of the prestigious Emergence Festival and documents the innovative path of Italian abstractionism from Futurist forerunners to the latest experiments of Street Art, the most significant contemporary Italian artists of this current.
Sponsored by the Municipality of Noto and included among the Major Events of the Sicily Region, the exhibition, consisting of over 70 works, from Foundations, Archives and important private collections, significant works by Italian historical artists who will dialogue with the works of contemporaries, will be the first exhibition hosted within a new exhibition space of the city, totally dedicated to contemporary art: the Gagliardi Museum, located in the 18th-century Palazzo Trigona.
The exhibition will describe the evolution of Italian abstractism, born with the first experiments of Giacomo Balla with a series of paintings called “iridescent interpenetrations” of 1912 to go to the analogical abstractionism of Balla himself, Fortunato Depero, Julius Evola and part of Enrico Prampolini and Gerardo Dottori, in the second half of the Ten years, up to the Prampolini experiments in the key of “cosmic idealism”, in the Thirties, with reflections also on the coeval production of Arturo Ciacelli. The exhibition will then present the artists who in the Thirties described the abstract elaboration around the theories of Kn by Carlo Belli, between Milan and Como, Carla Badiali, Alberto Magnelli – these according to a personal inclination to abstraction dating back to the Ten – Fausto years Melotti, Mario Radice, Mauro Reggiani, Manlio Rho, Atanasio Soldati, Luigi Veronesi.
In the complex climate of the immediate post-war period, up to all the Fifties, the exhibition proceeds for decades intersecting the exponents of the two main abstract groups of the time, Forma and MAC, Carla Accardi, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Achille Perilli, Giulio Turcato , Antonio Sanfilippo, and, for the MAC, between Milan, Turin and Florence, Gianni Bertini, Annibale Biglione, Oreste Bogliardi, Enrico Bordoni, Angelo Bozzola, Nino Di Salvatore, Albino Galvano, Jean Leppien, Mario Nigro, Ideo Pantaleoni, Adriano Parisot , Bruna Pecciarini, Regina, with the coeval production of some of the Art Club’s abstract abstracts, Enrico Prampolini, Joseph Jarema, up to some members of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Crippa, and the expressions of older artists of figurative ancestry such as Corrado Cagli and Quirino Ruggeri, even up to the main exponent of Origine, Giuseppe Capogrossi, with an opening towards the informal Afro Basaldella, as well as towards the orig inal, between informal and linear abstraction, by Bice Lazzari. In the part dedicated to the Sixties, the further abstractist propositions of Group 1, Gastone Biggi and Achille Pace are outlined, up to the experiences, between Sixties and Seventies, of kinetic and optical art, from Getulio Alviani to Alberto Biasi to Grazia Varisco. Between the Sixties and the Seventies, the exhibition also presents the declinations of analytical painting or “radical painting” by Claudio Verna, Paolo Cotani and Marcia Hafif, and the phenomenal abstraction of Michele Cossyro.
As a bridge to the most recent abstract street art expressions, located within post-pop coordinates, the exhibition presents the pop abstract art of Davide Nido, Roberto Pan, Alberto Parres and Veronica Montanino. Until the last experiments of abstraction in Street Art with 108, GUE ‘, CT, Etnik, Moneyless, 2501, Sten Lex, Alberonero, Ligama, Tellas and Bros.