Ada Masoero and Hannah McGivern report in The Art Newspaper that a sculpture by Italian modernist Alberto Burri (d. 1995), which was dismantled in 1989, will be rebuilt in 2015 to honor the centennial of his birth. Burri’s Teatro Continuo was a gift to the city of Milan after its display in that city’s 1973 Triennale. It consisted of a cement platform topped by six steel “wings” that rotated on their axes. Other efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth include a retrospective to be mounted at the Guggenheim New York and the publication of a catalogue raisonné.
The exhibition, which will open on 9 October 2015, will be the first major show of Burri’s work in the U.S. in almost 40 years and the most comprehensive show to be mounted in any venue.
Teatro Continuo, 1973 (dest. 1989), Milan
Composition (Composizione), 1953. Oil, gold paint, and glue on burlap and canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 53.1364. 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
White B (Bianco B), 1965. Plastic, acrylic, glue, and singed cellotex. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012. 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Sacco (Technique Mixte), 1952. Oil and collage on canvas. Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Cretto di Gibellina (full view and detail), 1984-89. Cement. Gibellina, Sicily