Vibrant yellow signs stream on a pink background, accentuated by transparent cutouts that are made from red vinyl. It spells out: Per gli stretti spazi 1 (1988).
The moving creation of Carla Accardi (1924-2014) was the focal point of Milano Art Week 2020 like the Mexican muralists who influenced modern art, this very extensive exhibition that was especially devoted to the artist who worked at Museo del Novecento, dedicated to the twentieth-century art in Milan, and held in the Palazzo dell’Arengario, right by Piazza del Duomo in the city center. Designed and organized by Anna Maria Montaldo, Maria Grazia Messina, and Giorgia Gastaldon, the show will continue from March 27 until August 30.
Carla Accardi was a pioneering Italian abstract painter who started working with gestural and geometric abstraction painting during the 1950s. Amazingly, she only utilized white-on-black palette. In 1961, she recreated color and began experimenting using sicofoil – a transparent plastic – rather than an actual canvas. When 1970s rolled in, she utilized glazes on terracotta tiles while still painting on sicofoil with repeated geometric patterns. In 1980s, she switched to two-dimensional canvas, diverting her attention to chromatic juxtapositions. After that, she joined in the Venice Biennale for a couple of years and was finally given her own room.
Being the powerhouse of many masterpieces created by well-known artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Caravaggio, Milan is sought after for permanent art collections that highlight Renaissance frescoes and paintings. The City of Milan becomes the global center for contemporary art from April 14-19. It hosts a series of art performances, exhibitions, and initiatives.
Milano Art Week 2020
Milano Art Week 2020 was organized by the city of Milan and it invites private foundations and major public institutions for a week full of performances, exhibitions, and initiatives, to broaden the impact of international contemporary and modern art fair – MIART.
Celebrating its 25 years, MIART presents 83 galleries that came from 20 different countries. It will display masterpieces of contemporary masters, modern established artists, pioneering artists, and various designers. MIART 2020 will be held in Fiera Milano – an exhibition center and fairground located in Rho, Italy near Milan.
Milano Art Week 2020 has a great lineup of solo exhibitions this year, as well as latest commissions by international artists like Tania Bruguera at the PAC|Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea contemporary art gallery, Olafur Eliasson for Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Martin Kippenberger and Liu Ye at Prada Foundation, Nairy Baghramian for Furla Foundation at the GAM|Gallery of Modern Art, Charles Atlas at ICA Foundation, Enzo Mari at the Triennale, Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Museum of Science and Technology, Trisha Baga at the Pirelli HangarBicocca, Alessandro Pessoli at the Diocesan Museum, and Senatore at Stelline Foundation. Huge retrospectives and comprehensive exhibitions are made of Gianni Colombo at Fondazione Marconi, Accardi at the Museo del Novecento, and At the Triennale, and Chen Zhen at the Pirelli HangarBicocca. Moreover, Guillermo Kuitca will choose a series of works from the collection of Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain.
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