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museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

  • Lucio Fontana - Concetto spaziale. Attese, 1959
  • Alberto Savinio - Gomorra, 1929
  • Anish Kapoor - Untitled, 2001
  • Anselm Kiefer - Elizabeth von Osterreich, 1991
  • Giacomo Balla - Compenetrazione iridescente n. 4 (Studio della luce), 1912

Private itineraries
A collector’s choice from Balla to Chen Zhen

Mart Rovereto
23 June 2007 / 07 October 2007
“Private itineraries. A collector’s choice from Balla to Chen Zhen” provides a precious opportunity to put together another important chapter in the history of private Italian collecting, following the presentation in the spaces of the VAF- Stiftung museum of the Giovanardi Collection and of the Grassi Collection.

hrough paintings and sculptures, the exhibition illustrates the history of a living passion for modern art, a passion that, today as in the past, continues to enrich the collection, open to the admission of great contemporary masters. It will be enriched by a series of works by artists not represented in the holdings, but which constitute an important counterpoint in order to understand the sensibility of the collector.
Alongside a series of works by Italian artists such as Giacomo Balla, Felice Casorati, Filippo De Pisis, Marino Marini, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Savinio, Mario Sironi, Ardengo Soffici, it will be possible to admire the works of some of the leading protagonists of Italian and international art from the 1950s onwards.


The current nucleus of the collection was laid down in the late 1970s: 1977 saw the arrival of a significant composition by Filippo De Pisis, originally from the Pecci Blunt collection, followed in 1980 by the acquisition of Felice Casorati’s “Maternità”.
Towards the end of the 1980s, the perspective was broadened and the collection began to reveal a particular sensibility for the most significant post-war movements, as demonstrated by the acquisition of important works by Vedova, Dorazio, Tapies, Manzoni and Burri.

Curated by Gabriella Belli and Alberto Fiz.