“The Panza Collection. Conceptual Art” exhibition from September 25th at Mart in Rovereto
With the "The Panza Collection. Conceptual Art" exhibition, the Mart pays tribute to one of the greatest international collectors of the post-war period: the recently deceased Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, a great supporter of the Mart since the mid 1990s, and one of the first collectors to have left part of his holdings on long-term loan to this museum.
Conte Panza began acquiring conceptual art in 1969, turning over a new leaf from the preceding decade, in which he had explored abstract expressionism and Pop Art.
The exhibition, programmed and planned by Gabriella Belli with Giuseppe Panza in 2008, will see the light with the original formula drawn up by the collector himself who always planned the exhibitions dedicated to the works in his vast collection down to the smallest detail.
The project matured over the years and today the Mart is able, for the first time in Italy, to present a truly extraordinary selection of works produced by leading artists, all ordered and selected with prophetic intuition by Giuseppe Panza.
About 60 works by internationally-renowned artists will be exhibited, by such as Robert Barry, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Hamish Fulton, Robert Irwin, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt, David Tremlett, Franco Vimercati, Ian Wilson and Peter Wegner.
The artists selected for "The Panza Collection. Conceptual Art", although very different, share one fundamental feature: they have opposed the traditional categories of painting and sculpture and have proposed a much broader definition of art, from the conceptual works that stress the idea rather than the creation of objects, to the major installations challenging the conventional concepts of perception and calling into question the border between a work of art and the environment around it.
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(Image: Senza Titolo (Sveglia), 1/12, 1998 Franco Vimercati © Foto A.Zambianchi - Simply.it , Milano)
The Panza Collection. Conceptual Art
25 September 2010 - 27 February 2011
Project by Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, curated by Gabriella Belli and Richard Koshalek
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