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