Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Luca Massimo Barbero.
Lucio Fontana, Piero Dorazio, Enrico Castellani, Paolo Scheggi, Rodolfo Aricò.
The exhibition re-reads Italian art in the wake of the Informel painting that prevailed in the 1950s. The ‘protagonists’ brought the Italian art scene to an international public with a pictorial language specific to the early 60s, a new painting using the power of color and the iconography of the monochrome as defining visual and conceptual elements. The exhibition unfolds chronologically, showcasing the experimentation of each artist as, departing from the work of Lucio Fontana, these new generations developed a personal language at a critical moment of their artistic practice between the 60s and 70s.
Organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Barbero, Luca Massimo. Postwar: Fontana, Dorazio, Castellani, Scheggi, Aricò. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2013.
Exhibition brochure with texts in Italian and English, with a critical analysis of each artist followed by their brief biographies and a list of works on display.
Library Location: GUGG PGC 2013 .02, UFFICIO 2013.
Also, the following illustrated artist monograph was published on the occasion of this exhibition:
Barbero, Luca Massimo, Rodolfo Aricò: oggetti di pittura e pittura di spazio, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2013.
Published in Italian and English, with a preface by Philip Rylands (Director, Peggy Guggenheim Collection) and essays by Luca Massimo Barbero and Francesca Pola. The publication also contains a biography of the artist, a list of exhibitions and a bibliography.
Library Location: GUGG PGC 2013 .01, UFFICIO 2013.