Artists from the Farnesina Collection
Smarrire I file della voce (Losing the threads of voice)
Curators: Laura Cherubini & Maria Rosa Sossai
Duration: November 15, 2013 – February 9, 2014
Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens present the exhibition “Artists from the Farnesina Collection – CARLA ACCARDI – Smarrire i fili della voce – Losing the threads of voice”, which is organized under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Athens. The exhibition will open on Friday the 15th of November and will run until the 9th of February. This essential cultural initiative is organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Malvina Menegaz Foundation for the Arts and Culture and the Association for Contemporary Art ZERYNTHIA.
The exhibition is presented in Athens thanks to the support of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens. It has been presented before in Poland, Budapest and Thessaloniki, at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
Carla Accardi (born Trapani, 1924) is the only female artist of the Forma 1 group and one of the most significant representatives of abstract art in Italy. She managed to constantly refresh her artistic research, while staying faithful to her unparalleled style. For 60 years, her creative path has been characterized by a rigorous but also joyful expression of freedom. She explored both two- dimensional painting and the volumes of sculpture and architecture, while being in a constant dialogue with the matter.
The curators of the exhibition, Laura Cherubini and Maria Rosa Sossai, presented the main section of the exhibition in the summer of 2012 at Castelbasso, home of the Malvina Menegaz Foundation, including two works dated 1997 and 2005 respectively. The exhibition features some of Carla Accardi’s classic works such as the renowned Rosa, Giallo, Segni Grigi, Rosanero, Verdenero, made of sicofoil, which were created between 1969 and 1972, and a few three-dimensional works such as Ombrellini, 1999 and Onda, 2008/2009. The 23 works in total of this great Sicilian artist portray the different eras and periods of her artistic production. “The scope of the exhibition is to present the most recent works of the great Italian artist, Carla Accardi, who is one of the few artists that has the ability to reinvent herself. It is a series of paintings that are characterized by joyfulness and originality that converse with other works, even the three-dimensional ones, and are all inspired by the quality of transparency” (Laura Cherubini).
About the personality of this great artist “it can surprise her refusal of any rhetoric about the creative act and her willingness to bring issues of formal order to the tangible daily effort of the artist” (Maria Rosa Sossai).
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring reproductions of the works on display and essays written by the exhibition curators, Laura Cherubini, Maria Rosa Sossai and Denys Zacharopoulos.
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