Mazzoleni is delighted to announce its participation in Art Basel OVR:20c, the latest iteration of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms, which focuses exclusively on artworks produced in the 20th century. The project introduced highlights the artistic experimentations of Post-War Italian Art Revolution.
The selection of artworks by Alberto Burri (1915-1995), Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) and Piero Manzoni (1933-1963) seeks to illustrate different forms of rough abstraction where the conventional use of canvas and paint surrenders to unusual industrial materials and disruptive techniques.
The revolutionary awareness of the three artists had a profound impact on the growth of a new creative trend in Italy, in Europe and in the US. Their art overturned the traditional use of the canvas and paint, overcoming their own limits towards a new exploration of methods, materials and gestures. Thanks to new materials, taken from urban and industrial waste products – polyester, cotton fibers, cut canvas, burlap, glue, neon, glass etc. – the canvas became a performance itself where a new pictorial dimension emerges.
Artists: Alberto Burri | Lucio Fontana | Piero Manzoni
To browse the viewing room please register to Art Basel OVR:20c on the following LINK