Burri at the Guggenheim in New York

June 16, 2015

The Guggenheim Museum of New York is organizing an extraordinary retrospective of Alberto Burri, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the artist. The exhibition highlights Burri’s revolutionary technique and its influence on the next generations of artists. The exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting and aims to be the largest exhibition of Burri ever organized in the US. More that 100 artworks will give testimony to the innovative significance of this artist, undisputed protagonist of the Post-War artistic panorama. Emily Braun, curator of the exhibition, emphasising the cultural exchanges between Europe and the US in the decades of the 50’s and 60’s, underlining influence of American Abstract Expressionism in Burri’s gestural power and the revolutionary use of materials.

The Trauma of Painting will be open until the 10th of January and will display the works through a chronological display, highlighting the different phases in Burri’s career. The selection of paintings will also illustrate Burri’s interest in art history, particularly the Tuscan and Umbrian Renaissance. Finally, the show aims to discover to the public the existing dialogue with American Minimalism as reflected in Burri’s the latest works.
A section of the exhibition will be dedicated to the impressive Grande Cretto (1985-89), the extraordinary memorial dedicated to the victims of the earthquake that hit Sicily in 1968.

More info: guggenheim.com