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Domenico Gnoli

Domenico Gnoli

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Exhibition Catalog

Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2021.

424 pp. 1024 ills. (chiefly col.). 29 x 22 cm. Bilingual in English and Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788887029819

The exhibition is presented as a retrospective that brings together more than 100 works created by Domenico Gnoli (Rome, 1933 - New York, 1970) from 1949 to 1969 and as many drawings. A chronological and documentary section with historical materials, photographs and other testimonies helps to reconstruct the biographical and artistic path of Gnoli more than fifty years after his death. The research underlying the project conceived by Germano Celant was developed in collaboration with the artist's archives in Rome and Mallorca, custodians of Gnoli's personal and professional history. This retrospective is part of a sequence of research exhibitions that Fondazione Prada has dedicated to figures of outsiders such as Edward Kienholz, Leon Golub and William Copley, who are difficult to assimilate to the main artistic currents of the second half of the twentieth century. The goal is to explore Gnoli's practice and read his activity as a unitary discourse free from labels, documenting connections with the international cultural scene of his time and suggesting resonances with contemporary visual research. "Domenico Gnoli" also develops the intuitions of those who, in the past, interpreted the artist from a historical and critical point of view in an original way, recognizing the inspiration that Gnoli found in the Renaissance and highlighting the narrative value of his works. The installation designed by the 2x4 studio in New York for the two floors of the Podium evokes the layout and characteristics of twentieth-century museum environments, tracing linear perspectives that divide the exhibition space into a sequence of monographic nuclei. The artist's works are grouped into thematic series, thanks to which it is possible to recognize how each work has generated other works of his in a coherent expressive direction. The meaningful details painted by Gnoli in the exhibition suggest enigmatic biographies of the objects represented and testify to the artist's conviction in pursuing his own research in a radical reinterpretation of classical representation.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- Post-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors ; Painting --

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