Fondazione Palazzo Magnani

L’Arte Inquieta

L'urgenza della creazione

Curator: Giorgio Bedoni, Johann Feilacher and Claudio Spadoni

An exhibition itinerary exploring the theme of identity, a restless identity that questions our time, through painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics and artists’ books by 57 artists.

The project, which explores the multiple facets of identity, presents the public with artists who have used innovative languages to look at their own inner reality and the world around them: gazes that are increasingly important in today’s present, where arte inquieta (‘restless art’) is the upshot of personal and collective occurrences, of research, of that expressive urgency of artistsdisplaying their own feverish activity, and with unique works still capable of surprising us.
An exhibition where the authors of the founding poetics of our modernity interface with works sometimes from excluded worlds, today considered a precious and necessary archive of imagery: art brut, therefore, I presented as visionary and with unprecedented languages, just as the great masters of the avant-garde who open the exhibition sections had already sensed: Paul Klee, as early as 1912, Max Ernst and Surrealism, through to Jean Dubuffetin 1945.
From 18 November 2022 to 12 March 2023
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Artwork(s) loaned
  • L’aubier ou le cœur de l’arbre

    Pierre Alechinsky (1927)

    L’aubier ou le cœur de l’arbre 1954
    Collection Nina Dausset, Paris
    Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris « Alechinsky » 19 novembre – 15 décembre 1954
  • Abstract Composition

    Sam Szafran (1934—2019)

    Abstract Composition August 1957
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
  • Untitled

    Henri Michaux (1899—1984)

    Untitled 1955
    Collection Daniel Cordier, Paris
    Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 16 March - 14 June 1978 New York, Guggenheim Museum, 6 September – 15 October 1978
  • Morning Light

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Morning Light 1957
    Tempera, pastel and graphite on paper laid down on board
    Collection Elaine Graham Weitzen, New-York