CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. THE COLLECTION OF THE MAON

13/09/2018 to 14/10/2018

On the occasion of the "Novecento Italiano" organized by the Municipality of Milan, a program which documents the history of art from the historical avant-gardes to the contemporary, the “Fondazione Stelline” presents the exhibition “Contributions to the twentieth century. From Boccioni to Rotella to the contemporaries”, curated by Bruno Corà and Tonino Sicoli.
The aim of the exhibition is to make the 20th century collection of the MAON - Museum of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art in Rende (CS) - known to the broad public.
On display you can find thirty-five works that proceed chronologically from the early twentieth century to the twenty-first century, exhibited in two main sactions: "1900-1945 / The Historical Avant-Garde and the Italian Twentieth century” and  “1945-2000 / The Post-War Era and the New Trends”.

The showpiece of the collection is an unpublished pre-futurist painting by Umberto Boccioni Paesaggio marino con alberi (1908), painted during the Milanese period of the artist.
Another prominent personality of the exhibition is Mimmo Rotella, one of the main artists of Nouveau Réalisme, the artistic movement that has been the trait d'union between Dadaism and Pop Art. He loves including in his paintings ready-made object and the icons of cinema advertising.
Among the works of over 30 artists, there are also the assemblages of bronze objects and twigs by Alik Cavaliere, professor and director of the Brera Academy in Milan, as well as one of the first artists who exhibited at the Fondazione Stelline.

Sections of the exhibition:
"1900-1945 / The Historical Avant-Garde and the Italian Twentieth century”
Works by: Enzo Benedetto, Umberto Boccioni, Achille Capizzano, Domenico Colao, Michele Guerrisi, Maria Grandinetti Mancuso, Antonio Marasco

1945-2000 / The Post-War Era and the New Trends”
Works by: Cesare Berlingeri, Giancarlo Cauteruccio, Alik Cavaliere, Francesco Correggia, Luigi Di Sarro, Salvatore Dominelli, Francomà, Giuseppe Gallo, Antonio Gatto, Francesco Guerrieri, Bruno La Vergata, Domenico Lo Russo, Francesco Lupinacci, Luigi Magli, Max Marra, Mario Parentela, Rocco Pangaro, Antonio Passa, Pietro Perrone, Alfredo Pirri, Antonio Pujia Veneziano, Anna Romanello, Mimmo Rotella, Angelo Savelli, Nunzio Solendo, Giulio Telarico, Aldo Turchiaro, Fiorenzo Zaffina.

The exhibition obtained the Patronage of Regione Lombardia, Regione Calabria, the City of Milan and the City of Rende, and it is organized in collaboration with the associations “Centro “A. Capizzano” and “Aleph Arte”.


GUIDED VISIT WITH THE CURATOR
SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER, 2018, 5 p.m.

free admission subject to availability