Mostra New York New York
IN MILAN, UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 17TH, EXHIBITED 150 MASTERPIECES BY ITALIAN AUTHORS WHO LIVED OR LOVED AMERICA
All the works of this exhibit, were created by Italian artists who travelled, lived, worked or exhibited their masterpieces in the US – in NY in particular – or even imagined the “new world”, in search of a freer spirit and new models different from the ones offered by the old continent.
According to the curator Francesco Tedeschi: “The exhibition is based on a series of events, meetings, occasions which gave the Italian art from the Twentieth century, the opportunity to grasp the attention of other countries, making the same a cornerstone of modernity”. This centrality is achieved “through a set of links with the USA, and with New York in particular, which, starting from the post-war period, has become the hub of the Twentieth century’s art and culture. The exhibit also includes previous events that contributed to pave the way to the future”.
The exhibition path starts at the Arengario Palace of Milan, where the America’s imaginary is represented by major masters ,such as Afro, Paolo Baratella, Giorgio De Chirico, Fortunato Depero, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Isgrò, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mimmo Rotella.
A special part is devoted to the photographer Ugo Mulas and his unforgettable project named “New York: art and people” – carried out between 1964 and 1967, in the studios of the NY’s artist Barnett Newman, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.
The exhibition continues at the Gallerie d’Italia, where visitors can retrace the shows organized in the United States, featuring Italian artists. Starting from the exhibit “XX Century Italian Art”, which took place at the NY’s MoMa, are displayed in the Piazza Scala’s halls masterpieces by Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà and Giorgio Morandi, as well as other works from the Fifties and Sixties.