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Past Present Feature

Posted: March 3rd, 2010 | Author: editor | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The exhibition PastPresentFeature consisted of collections Cariverona Foundation and UniCredit Group: art for the city, is held at the Pellazo della Ragione, Verona, from 27th February until 3rd June. The UniCredit Group will present some 80 works of art meanwhile Fondazione Cariverona owns eight masterpieces.  The exhibition brings some of the masterpieces of 20th century Italian sculpture including the “donna che nuota sott’acqua” (“woman swimming underwater”), a marble work produced by Arturo Martini in 1941-42, and purchased by the Fondazione in 2005. The Past Present Feature exhibition will also be proud presenting two famous works by Alberto Savinio and Giorgio Morandi, as well as the imposing “Varsavia” (1960) by Emilio Vedova.

Like the many museum or gallery exhibitions, this one will also be attended by an educational project home borne out of the collaboration between the Councillorships of Culture and Youth Policy of Verona City Council and the Education Department of Rivoli Castle, Contemporary Art Museum. Happily, these two companies were able to present various attractive sections for the exhibition; including

  • ‘’On classic’’- Candida Höfer, Olivo Barbieri , Giulio Paolini, Bambocciante Van Bloemen, the pictor classicus De Chirico, his brother Alberto Savinio and the decadent Makart.
  • ‘’Objects of Desire’’- Tony Cragg, Andy Warhol with his ‘’Flowers’’ and Morandi with ‘’Natura morta’’
  • ‘’On Geometry’’- works by Imi Knoebel, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Ghada Amer and several others.
  • ‘’Submile and Picturesque’’-works by 17th-century painter Paul Bril, Charles Daubigny – key exponent of the “Barbizon School” – and the contemporary artists Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Andreas Gursky and Hans Op de Beeck.
  • ‘’Metropolis’’ section- Andreas Gursky, Massimo Vitali, Gabriele Basilico, Fischli & Weiss, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vincenzo Castella and Francesco Jodice
  • And also ‘’Body Talk’’ and ‘’Face to Face’’ sections

The PastPresentFeature exhibition, curetted by Walter Gaudaganini and Stefano Gris, highlights the connectedness between past, the present and the feature through four centuries of European art and may be presented at  http://www.artcollection.unicreditgroup.eu/. Now some about the presenting companies. The Fondazione Cariverona (with Fondazione Domus) is one of the famous 20th-centruty Italian art collectors in the country, owning more than 600 art works.Speaking about UniCredit Group, it is one of the main European groups offering banking and financial services through around 10,000 branches in 22 countries as well as possessing one of the greatest art collections in the whole of Europe (with 60,000 works from the banks that merged to form the Group in Italy as well as those of the HypoVereinsbank in Germany and the Bank Austria in Austria).