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Opening of the exhibition "La scultura italiana del XX secolo"

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September 2005

Milan, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Via Andrea Solari 35, 23/09/2005 at 6:30 pm - 23/09/2005 at 8:30 pm

The great exhibition ''La scultura italiana del XX secolo'', promoted by UniCredit, is to open on September 23rd at 6:30 pm, to inaugurate the new Milanese headquarters of the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, and will remain open until January 22nd 2006.

The show will include over one hundred artists, from Medardo Rosso to contemporary artists, and around one hundred and fifty works, offering the public an overview of the works that most contributed to renewing the essence of sculpture during the 20th century. The show will be split into three sections: I precursori (The forerunners), La modernita' (Contemporary artists), Le prospettive (Future prospects).

The first section includes the greatest names of Italian sculpture, such as Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Arturo Martini, Marino Marini, Adolfo Wildt, Fortunato Depero, Medardo Rosso and Mario Sironi.

The second section, the richest in numerical terms, gives an overview of sculpture from the aftermath of the Second World War to the '80s and '90s.

The third section is dedicated to a small group of young and extremely young sculptors who have develop the essence of sculpture, adapting form and content to the conditions of post-modernity and globalisation.

Sculpture and its specific issues is one of the main aims of the Foundation which, established in 1995, set out to become an exhibition centre and laboratory of art, a place where artists, critics and the public can meet and exchange ideas.

On these premises the Foundation will host the works of its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and such visitor services (bookshop, library, ''mini-theatre', video library, cafè) as have become essential in all exhibition centres.


Opening hours: From Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Thursdays from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm) Entrance: Full price: Euro 5.00 Reduced price: Euro 3.00 On Saturday 24th September it will be possible to visit the exhibition free of charge.For further information: Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro via Andrea Solari, 35 - 20144 Milan. Tel. +39 02 89075394/95

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