Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969
23 April – 19 September 2016
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Pendant to the exhibition of 2014 dedicated to Azimut/H, which investigated the monochrome and the ‘zeroing’ of the sign that defined the Milanese avant-garde atmosphere during the late 1950s and early 1960s, Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 sets out to present for the first time an ideal mapping of artistic research in Italy in the 1960s that deployed new ideas of figuration and of the image. The exhibition presents works by artists such as Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano. They were the originators of a unique vein of creativity in Italian art of the period, of which this exhibition offers examples, trends, insights and peculiarities. It also sheds light on the bond and continuity between tradition and contemporaneity defining this generation of artists, which was central to Italy’s involvement in the international avant-garde of the time. Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 will be accompanied by an extensive publication that will contextualize such artistic research, establishing the autonomy of its maturation and evolution with respect to American Pop art.

From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections
19 March – 24 July 2016
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

This major exhibition brings to Florence over one hundred works, many of them masterpieces, of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s, in a narrative that turns on the relationship and the ties across two sides of the Atlantic through two leading American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. The exhibition – a joint project of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York – will offer a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the work of European masters of Modernism such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Paul Klee, as well as European masters of Art Informel such as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, and Lucio Fontana, with paintings and sculptures by personalities of the American scene in the 1950s and 1960s such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly.

Homage to Tancredi
12 November 2016 – 14 March 2017
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection pays homage to Tancredi Parmeggiani (1927–1964), a painter of great talent discovered by Peggy Guggenheim in the richly creative cultural environment of Venice in the 1950s. Tancredi made an instant impact as one Italy’s most original painters of his. He was the only artist after Jackson Pollock to be placed under contract by Peggy Guggenheim, who energetically promoted his work, gave him studio space, and organized exhibitions, including a memorable solo show in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in 1954. With approximately 50 works, the show surveys his Venetian beginnings and his dense production in the 1950s. “In the future,” Peggy stated, “people will appreciate what a great painter Tancredi was.”

Art of This Century. Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs
10 June - 9 October 2016

Ikona Gallery, Venice

In the 500th anniversary year of the founding of the Ghetto of Venice, the historic gallerist Živa Kraus and her Ikona Gallery in the Campo del Ghetto Novo will present Art of This Century. Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs. Peggy Guggenheim was very rarely the subject of painted portraits, but was frequently captured in photographs. A selection of approximately 20 images, primarily from the archives of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, will render homage to this great patroness, a key figure in 20th century western art. Among the celebrated photographers whose photographs will be in the exhibition are Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Roloff Beny, Gianni Berengo Gardin, and Gisèle Freund.

credits: Hangar Design Group