Art and Industry in 1960s Italy
25 April - 16 June 2018
Tornabuoni Art London is launching its new curatorial fellowship. Every year, a curator will be given the keys to the gallery’s collection, in order to find new threads connecting Tornabuoni’s over 5000 artworks. Dr Flavia Frigeri, Teaching Fellow at UCL and co-curator of The World Goes Pop exhibition at Tate Modern in 2015, is the first recipient of the fellowship.
Taking as a starting point Vittorio De Sica’s 1963 film l boom, Flavia Frigeri’s exhibition explores the relationship between post-war Italian art and the economic miracle in the 1960s. The show focuses on how artists envisioned, represented and reacted to the boom, through the works of Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Mariana Apollonio, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Mario Ceroli, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Tano Festa, Lucio Fontana, Piero Gilardi, Pino Pascali, Francesco Lo Savio, Sergio Lombardo, Mimmo Rotella and Mario Schifano. In order to highlight the link between art and industry, iconic design objects such as the Olivetti 'Valentine' typewriter designed by Ettore Sottsass will also be on display.
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