Tapestry according to 20th century artists, from Dalí to Vedova: an exhibition in Acre

From July 6 to November 3, 2019, MACA - Museum of Contemporary Art Acre is hosting the exhibition

From July 6 to November 3, 2019, MACA(Acre Museum of Contemporary Art) is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the art of tapestry and its many technical variations, through a collection of forty works by some of the most important artists of the second half of the last century, including: Fernando Botero, Salvador Dali, Riccardo Licata and Emilio Vedova.

The collection of works exhibited in the spacious rooms of the Piano Nobile of the eighteenth-century Sanseverino-Falcone Palace, home of the museum on the slopes of the Sila Greca, offers an overview of a historical period in which such different artistic personalities worked generating an effervescence of innovative ideas that radically changed the way of conceiving creativity and the way of making art. Special attention is paid to the artist Riccardo Licata, whose 90th anniversary since his birth falls, whose works (tapestries, preparatory watercolors and sculptures), exhibited in the Extemporaneous Room at the entrance to the museum, will open the exhibition.

Each tapestry on display is accompanied by its original sketch or a reproduction of the same, so as to return to the public the fundamental confrontation between the artist’s idea and the tapestry maker’s execution, and how this relationship lives on a perfect marriage between the spontaneity of gesture and meticulous technical realization.

In the exhibition, alongside the works, a series of didactic panels traces the historical and technical evolution of tapestry, starting with the evidence of the classics Aubusson and Gobelins, and moving on to the contemporary and the use of techniques both traditional, such as Qilim or embroidery, and innovative and specific, such as the Piquage invented and patented by Alain Dupuis, while also passing through our excellencies of the San Giovanni in Fiore manufactures.

There are also a series of sculptural and engraving works that have come to life from the same preparatory sketches as the tapestries, thus realizing a complete and immediately intelligible journey.

Artists featured in the exhibition: Egidio Bonfante, Fernando Botero, Sandro Cherchi, Antoni Clavé, Pietro Consagra, Corneille, Antonio Corpora, Salvador Dalì, Alain Dupuis, Agenore Fabbri, Pericle Fazzini, Lucien Fleury, Albino Galvano, Riccardo Licata, Pompilio Mandelli, Verdiano Marzi, Umberto Mastroianni, Jean Messagier, Enrico Paulucci, Edouard Pignon, Armando Pizzinato, Maurizio Roasio, Piero Ruggeri, Bruno Saetti, Giuseppe Santomaso, Gustave Singier, Silvano Spessot, Vittorio Tavernari, Rosario Tornatore, Giulio Turcato, Emilio Vedova, and Silvio Vigliaturo.

The exhibition opens until Nov. 3 with the following hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9-13 / 16-20; Sunday 10-13 / 16-20 (closed Monday).

Source: press release

In the image: Riccardo Licata, Music (1982; tapestry).

Tapestry according to 20th century artists, from Dalí to Vedova: an exhibition in Acre
Tapestry according to 20th century artists, from Dalí to Vedova: an exhibition in Acre

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