Pendant to the exhibition of 2014 dedicated to Azimut/H, which investigated the monochrome and the ‘zeroing’ of the sign that defined the Milanese avant-garde atmosphere during the late 1950s and early 1960s, Imagine. “New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969” sets out to present for the first time an ideal mapping of artistic research in Italy in the 1960s that deployed new ideas of figuration and of the image. The exhibition presents works by artists such as Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano. They were the originators of a unique vein of creativity in Italian art of the period, of which this exhibition offers examples, trends, insights and peculiarities. It also sheds light on the bond and continuity between tradition and contemporaneity defining this generation of artists, which was central to Italy’s involvement in the international avant-garde of the time. Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 will be accompanied by an extensive publication that will contextualize such artistic research, establishing the autonomy of its maturation and evolution with respect to American Pop art.
- Mario Schifano, L’inverno attraverso il museo, 1965. Private Collection © Mario Schifano, by SIAE 2016
- Domenico Gnoli, Red Dress Collar, 1969. Private Collection, Rome © Domenico Gnoli, by SIAE 2016
- Giulio Paolini Self- Portait, 1968. Angelo Baldassarre Collection, Bari. Courtesy of Archivio Giulio Paolini, Turin ©Giulio Paolini