© Eredi Luigi Ghirri, photo: Ulrich Gebert
Museion, Bolzano

Tutto. Perspectives on Italian Art

The cooperation exhibition between the Sammlung Goetz, Munich, and the Museion, Bolzano, brings together a wide selection of works of post-1950 Italian art. In the dialogue between the two collections, outstanding works of painting and photography demonstrate the essential trends in Italian art triggered by the artistic upheaval following the war.

With Carla Accardi, Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio Ciam, Dadamaino, Luciano Fabro, Lucio Fontana, Luigi Ghirri, Piero Manzoni, Fabio Mauri, Maurizio Nannucci, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mario Schifano and others.

Tutto, the title of the exhibition, was taken from the eponymous work by Alighiero Boetti from 1986. It is an iconic work from the last series of his embroidery work, in which he unites the principles of his artistic practice.
The central concern of many of these artists was overcoming the two-dimensional canvas, as exemplified by Lucio Fontana in his Concetto spaziale in 1954. The exhibition provides insight into various artistic approaches that combine the concept of opening, expanding or overcoming the traditional panel painting. The artistic positions range from experimentations with the canvas, as displayed by Carla Accardis, Enrico Castellanis and Agostino Bonalumis, to material explorations, as in the work of Piero Manzoni. Further emphasis is placed on the relationship between image and text and visual poetry in experimental works on paper, as well as conceptual photography from the 1960s and 1970s.
The exhibition is supplemented by an extensive selection of documentary material from the archives of the participating artists. The multitude of different art forms, such as photographs, posters, invitations, work notes and objects – unite to create a multifaceted overall picture.

Curated by Ingvild Goetz, Leo Lencsés, Karsten Löckemann, Letizia Ragaglia und Elena Re


Perspectives on Italian Art

240 pages, 180 ill., softcover
2019, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-7757-4522-2
€ 29,90

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Au rendez-vous des amis. Classical Modernism in Dialogue with Contemporary Art from the Sammlung Goetz

| Pinakothek der Moderne

With its multitude of new artistic styles Classical Modernism has been a source of inspiration for successive generations of artists. In the early 20th century the avant garde paved the way for a more liberal treatment of colour, line and perspective, and drafted models for the shaping of a new community. A number of artists, however, have critically examined the legacy of Modernism and questioned the treatment of the body, gender, and identity.
These positive and critical impulses are reflected in the new presentation of the 13 rooms of Classical Modernism, in which some 120 works meet 80 contemporary artworks from the Sammlung Goetz. In the process, the presentation of paintings has been widened to include other media such as photography, sculpture and works on paper, as well as textile art, some objects being exhibited for the first time.


© Cyrill Lachauer

Cyrill Lachauer. I am not sea, I am not land

| Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Cyrill Lachauer (*1979 in Rosenheim, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles) develops his extensive projects on long journeys, and delves deeply into the local cultures of the places he visits. For the exhibition by the Sammlung Goetz in the former air-raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, Lachauer has created a new multi-part installation, which includes films, videos, photographs and texts.

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