o exhibition of its kind had been seen in Italy before: a pure, integral abstraction. “Angelico geometrico” (“Angelic and geometric”) is thus a self-definition in which the artist combined the senses of imagination and reason, the tactile material nature of the objects and the ethereal impalpability of their form.
The exhibition at the Mart, curated by Denis Viva, aims to interpret this double presence of lightness and rigour with an itinerary that will highlight an extremely strong coherence of intent throughout Melotti’s life as an artist.
The one hundred works on display from 23rd June to 30th September 2012 also offer a wide range of comparisons with works by other artists, including Kenneth Armitage, Agostino Bonalumi, Alexander Calder, Carlo Carrà, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Piero Manzoni, Marino Marini, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson.
A set of images on flickr
Look at the video of the backstage
Curated by Denis Viva