One Month Remains: Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art, 1960–1969

Closing in just over thirty days’ time is the exhibition, “Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art, 1960-1969,” hosted by The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. The exhibition showcases the ingenuity of Italian artists during the dynamic 1960s, featuring works by artists ranging from Franco Angeli to Mario Schifano, while also reinforcing the indelible impact these figures had on subsequent artists both in Italy and around the globe. As Financial Times art critic Rachel Spence summarized the exhibition in her recent review (2 August 2016): 

“What follows is an unforgettable trip through mid-century Italy’s visual unconscious. In a place where it’s likely you might say your Sunday prayers beneath an altarpiece painted by Caravaggio, or drink your coffee in the shadow of a classical temple, aesthetic divisions — between high and low, religious and secular, art and design — are less stable than in a country where you need to visit a museum to see a Madonna and most buildings were constructed after 1900.”

“Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art: 1960-1969″ remains on view in Venice until 19 September. For more information, please visit the collection’s website

Posted by Alexis Culotta

Tano Festa, Grande Odalisque (La grande odalisca), 1964. Enamel and emulsioned paper on panel. Private collection, Rome. © Tano Festa, by SIAE 2016.

Mario Schifano, The Body in Motion and in Equilibrium, 1963. Image Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. 

Mario Schifano, Winter through the Museum, 1965. © Mario Schafino, by SIAE 2016.

Franco Angeli, Papal Crest, 1964. Image Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. 

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