A great retrospective exhibition on Alberto Burri (1915-1995), one of the greatest names of XX-century art. The exhibition runs through all of the artist’s periods and is laid out in chronological order.
The exhibition runs through all of the artist’s periods and is laid out in chronological order.
The exhibition with Maurizio Calvesi and Chiara Sarteanesi as curators, has presented the artist, the man and the influence he had on the culture of the time through 130 works, historical and works that have never been exhibited in Italy before: a selection of masterpieces, not only his most famous Fifties works but the whole development of Burri’s career in the later decades and his ability to renew himself.
Burri is responsible for the revolutionary worldwide innovation of using non-pictorial materials that have influenced art to these days.
The exhibition also presents a fairly unknown side to the artist: Burri as a stage designer, with the sketch for Spirituals (1963).
Another section of photos and videos by some of the most famous art photographers and directors provides a picture of Burri the man, as he creates with fire and in some moments of his private life, plus a detailed documentation on two exhibition areas of Fondazione Burri, which was created by the artist in his home town: Città di Castello.
In collaboration with The Alberto Burri Foundation, Palazzo Albizzini, Città di Castello.
ITALY. Milan, La Triennale di Milano. November 2008 – February 2009