MARIO SCHIFANO WINTER THROUGH THE MUSEUM (L’INVERNO ATTRAVERSO IL MUSEO) 1965 Enamel on lined paper
Private collection © Mario Schifano, by SIAE 2016
New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969
Until 19 September 2016
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION | VENICE, ITALY
IMAGINE. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 offers a fresh perspective on the richness of artistic production in Italy at the height of the country’s economic boom.
In the 1960s, artistic experimentation in Italy flourished at an unprecedented pace and intensity. The goal was to create a new vocabulary of signs and images capable of interpreting the vitality of contemporary culture and society.
The exhibition, in a tightly curated sequence of galleries, lays out the multiple lines of research of a number of Italian artists who, emerging from the final phases of the neo-avant-garde, reconstituted a new world of images, figures, and narrative.
Artists exhibited include Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Jannis Kounellis, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano.
JANNIS KOUNELLIS UNTITLED1967
Sewn fabric on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
© Jannis Kounellis, by SIAE 2016
Oil on photographic canvas
Courtesy Archivio Giulio Paolini, Torino
© Giulio Paolini