orfles, born in Trieste in 1910, is one of the most important artists and intellectuals on the Italian scene between the post-war years and the present.
Professor of aesthetics and a leading figure in art criticism for decades, Dorfles has been both a man of theory and of practice. The clearest demonstration of this occurred in 1948 when, together with Bruno Munari, Atanasio Soldati and Gianni Monent, Dorfles founded an avant-garde group – the Movimento Arte Concreta – which set itself an ambitious goal: that of leading painting far from both figuration and post-cubist abstraction.
But on top of and before all of this, Gillo Dorfles has been a highly original and prolific painter, albeit a very private one. Above all, Dorfles has been faithful to a precocious inspiration and at the same time ready throughout his long career to review his taste and theoretic foundations.
Curated by Luigi Sansone, with the collaboration of Daniela Ferrari