Günther Förg, Christopher Wool et al.
A Collection in Progress. Nature is what we see (group show)
MASI Lugano, Lugano
29 March – 16 June 2019
In spring, the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati will launch a new production of A Collection in Progress, with important new acquisitions including artworks by Harold Ancart, Roberto Cuoghi, Enrico David, Roni Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition demonstrates how every year these important collectors manage to promote and integrate their collection with new artworks of outstanding quality.
Günther Förg et al.
La Pintura un Reto Permanente (group show)
23 October 2019 – 1 March 2020
At the beginning of the twentieth century, painting abandoned its referential function, and if it was a window of the world, it was proposed as an idea, an intellectual representation that constituted an autonomous visual reality. In this process, the painting has triggered important debates, has been a source of inspiration and confrontation and has marked a starting point for numerous contemporary artistic trends.
This exhibition explores painting as a mental process, an abstract idea that from the canvas expands to other media such as photography, sculpture, engraving or installation. It is the idea of the pictorial, which incorporates a changed understanding of the painting that is embodied between the intellectual concept and the sensuality of the subject. "Painting: a permanent challenge" brings together works by artists who renewed the painting in the sixties and seventies together with those of a younger generation that have extended the limits of this discipline, reinventing new production and presentation formulas.