LA DOLCE VITA DELL’ARTE ROMANA
Fioroni, Rotella, Schifano.
At the gallery AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art the mythical period of the Roman Dolce Vita lives again through the works of three artists that in those years shone with a light we can still admire: Giosetta Fioroni, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano. Three personalities which, in different ways, were witnesses and spokepersons of a golden age which can be certainly definied legendary.
From September 21th to November 5th the exhibition “Fioroni, Rotella, Schifano. La Dolce Vita dell’arte romana” presents about 20 works among enamel on canvas, oil on canvas and decollage.
In Rome recovered from the Second World War and during the economic boom the lust for life and the will to enjoy beauty and entertainment explode. In the capital merge not only actors, directors and movie producers, but also soldier for fortune, kings in exile, intellectuals and artists.
Among them around the cafes of Piazza del Popolo: Alberto Moravia, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Arbasino e Goffredo Parise who met Giosetta Fioroni in 1964. In those years she had a solo exhibition at the gallery la Tartaruga and started to exhibit canvas with industrial enamels, silver and gold, with signs, writings, symbols, overlapped and erased. These works are the most significant of her artistic production and are exhibited in the gallery in Milan that has the honor to have with the artist a special collaboration.
The only female artist in the School of Piazza del Popolo, Giosetta Fioroni launched in 1964 the season of Italian Pop Art exhibiting at the Venice Biennale in the same year with her friends Tano Festa, Franco Angeli and Mario Schifano.
This one, after visiting New York and hanging out at the factory of Andy Warhol, pours in his works the US experience working out with his own style the subjects of his American colleagues, from Warhol to Lichtenstein, sometimes nearly the Expressionism of Robert Rauschenberg or with regerences to the Neo-dada of Jasper Johns.
Images linked to media and to multimedia ante litteram, flowers, trademarks – like the very famous of Esso and Coca-Cola – are his favourite subjects. At the AICA gallery are displayed some of his significant works from 60’s and 70’s.
The advertisement, in the form of poster, becomes for Mimmo Rotella the best key to express his art: the decollage was invented in the mid 50s, as the application on canvas of pieces of torn posters taken around the city. At night Rotella doesnt tear just the advertising poster but also pieces of metal from trestles
One of the most famous series of Rotella is dedicated as well to the city of Rome, the artist selects figures and faces from the movies advertisement in the way of a figurative production.
In the exhibition can be seen also some rare works published in the general catalogue edited by Tommaso Trini
Title Fioroni, Rotella, Schifano. La Dolce Vita dell’arte romana
Location AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art | Via Privata Massimiano, 25, 20134 Milano
Date 21 september – 5 november 2016
Opening Tuesday 20 september, h. 6.30 p.m.
Opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday, h. 3.00 p.m. – 7.o0 p.m.
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