Carlo Carrà Retrospective

Carlo Carrà 1881-1966

October 27, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Fondazione Ferrero, Alba

Roma, 21 mag. (Adnkronos) – E’ a Carlo Carra’ che sara’ dedicata la prossima grande retrospettiva promossa dalla Fondazione Ferrero. La mostra e’ in calendario dal 27 ottobre del 2012 al 27 gennaio del 2013, nella sede della Fondazione ad Alba. Lo annuncia la Fondazione Ferrero che ne ha affidato la curatela a Maria Cristina Bandera, studiosa che ha ‘firmato’ anche la recente mostra sui paesaggi di Giorgio Morandi, esposizione accolta con entusiasmo dal pubblico e molto apprezzata dalla critica.

Nella nuova impresa culturale, la Fondazione Ferrero sara’ affiancata dalla Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi di Firenze e dalla Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici del Piemonte.

Sono passati vent’anni dall’ultima grande mostra monografica dedicata all’artista (Carlo Carra’, Roma, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, 1994) e gli studi che sono proseguiti in questi due decenni consentono oggi di mettere ancor meglio a fuoco la vicenda artistica di Carra’ che questa mostra intende rileggere in tutte le sue diverse fasi. Dalle prime prove ‘divisioniste’, ai capolavori del Futurismo, l’ ‘antigrazioso’, la Metafisica, il ‘Realismo mitico’ e i paesaggi a partire dagli anni Venti, le composizioni monumentali di figura degli anni Trenta e una selezione di nature morte, cosi’ da arrivare fino agli ultimi anni della sua attivita’.

UPDATE 7/19/12:

The Fondazione Ferrero in Alba, in collaboration with the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi in Florence and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici e Artistici del Piemonte in Turin, is about to honour one of the greatest and famous Italian painters of the Twentieth century, Carlo Carrà (Quargnento [Alessandria], 1881 – Milano, 1966), planning for the fall of 2012 a major exhibition on his complete artistic oeuvre.

Like the Fondazione Ferrero past exhibitions, Dal Duecento a Caravaggio a Morandi: la collezione di Roberto Longhi (curated by Mina Gregori e Giovanni Romano, 2007-8) and Morandi. L’essenza del paesaggio (curated by Maria Cristina Bandera, 2010-11), the link between the city of Alba and the painter is once again expressed also by the figure of the great art historian and Alba-born critic Roberto Longhi, who gave a fundamental reading of Carlo Carrà artistic production with his pioneering 1913essay Pittori futuristi, to the 1937 monograph dedicated to the painter’s work, the essays in the 1950’s published on «Paragone» and, finally, with the exhibitions featuring Carlo Carrà paintings he curated at the Venice Biennale (1948 and 1950) and Palazzo Reale of Milan(1962). The exhibition aims to give a new perspective on Longhi’s reading.

Almost twenty years after the last monographic exhibition devoted to Carrà (Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, 1994), this new exhibition project will contain approximately sixty-seventy paintings of the highest quality, coming from the most prestigious Italian public Institutions and Museums and very selected private collectors.

The exhibition wants to read the entire artistic evolution of Carlo Carrà, giving back his greatness, and showing all his different steps and phases: from the early ‘pointilliste’ experimentations, to the Futurism masterpieces,the ‘Antigrazioso’, the Metafisica and the Realismo mitico periods, the landscape production from the Twenties, to a selection of his later Still lives. The exhibition aims to cover the entire artistic journey of the artist, studied and displayed with an updated sight, giving it to a larger audience.

The exhibition will be under the scholarly direction of Fondazione Roberto Longhi Director Maria Cristina Bandera (co-curator of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition held in 2008-9 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York), with the close collaboration of a prestigious Scientific Committee that includes : Sandrina Bandera (Director, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan), Gabriella Belli (former Director of Mart, Rovereto), Roberta Cremoncini (Director, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London), Danilo Eccher (Director, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin), Edith Gabrielli (Soprintendente per i Beni Storico Artistici del Piemonte, Turin), Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli (Director, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome), Antonio Paolucci (Director, Musei Vaticani) and Maria Cristina Bandera (Director, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence).

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, edited by Maria Cristina Bandera, with introductory essays and full catalogue entries of single paintings in display by a team of recognized experts in the field.

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