Altan's disenchanted gaze next to the visionary painting of Ligabue, and then Pistoletto, Vivian Maier and the masters of Surrealism, from Man Ray to Magritte and Dalì: these are some of the exhibitions of the week.
PISTOIA - The exhibition "Altan. Cipputi and Pimpa. The world as it is... and as it should be" arrives at Palazzo Buontalenti on 25 March, curated by Luca Raffaelli, in collaboration with Kika Altan.
Scheduled until July 30, the exhibition pays homage to the great cartoonist in a varied and spectacular itinerary, through original and unpublished drawings alongside characters such as Armando and Pimpa, the metalworker Cipputi and the couple Ugo and Luisa, whom the public loves for over 50 years.
MILAN - From March 22 to July 30, the Mudec hosts "Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism. Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum", curated by Els Hoek, with the scientific advice of Alessandro Nigro: with the aim of revealing the nature of the surrealist movement, always hovering between dream and reality, psyche, love, sex and beauty, the exhibition brings together 180 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, period documents and artifacts.
MILAN - Michelangelo Pistoletto's Labyrinth is the path of the "Preventive Peace", a large installation resulting from the progressive unrolling of corrugated cardboard arranged over the entire surface of the exhibition space, where some of the most significant works created by the artist during the course of the his activity: in the exhibition, at Palazzo Reale from 23 March to 4 June and curated by Fortunato D'Amico, Pistoletto is celebrated with his continuous research, in an itinerary designed to directly involve the visitor.
CONEGLIANO (TV) - 93 self-portraits make up the exhibition "Vivian Maier. Shadows and Mirrors", at Palazzo Sarcinelli from 23 March to 11 June, curated by Anne Morin in collaboration with Tessa Demichel and Daniel Buso.
The project traces the work of the famous nanny-photographer who, through the Rolleiflex camera and then with the Leica, ideally transports visitors through the streets of New York and Chicago: here her self-portraits, with which the photographer tries to relationship with the surrounding world.
CONVERSANO (BA) - For the first time in Puglia an exhibition on Antonio Ligabue, organized by Arthemisia and curated by Francesca Villanti: from 25 March to 8 October at the Aragonese Castle over 60 works by the great visionary artist, including tigers, lions, roosters , self-portraits and the many thematic cores of his poetic world and his research.
BRESCIA - The most important exhibition ever held on the world of peaks at the Santa Giulia Museum, entitled "Light from the mountains": curated by Filippo Maggia, the flagship event of the 6th edition of the Brescia Photo Festival, scheduled from 24 March to 25 June, the exhibition presents the works of four masters of photography, Vittorio Sella, Martin Chambi, Ansel Adams, Axel Hütte.
VENICE - Ezio Cicciarella's exhibition "The embrace of matter" at the Alice Schanzer Gallery, until 15 April: curated by Silvia Previti, the one-man show (collateral event of the "Vi-Ve: Ezio Cicciarella da Vittoria a Venice") recounts the stylistic and technical evolution of the Sicilian artist, who transfers his sculptures onto a corten steel background, thus resizing them, from free-standing works to "paintings" to hang.
VERBANIA - The exhibition of Hilario Isola "Paesaggio bucato" at the Landscape Museum will be on display until 16 July, a series of works, studies and preparatory drawings made by the artist to introduce and broaden the reading of the great public work "La Crisopa", commissioned by the Municipality of Verbania and supported by the Cariplo Foundation, which will be installed in May in front of the Teatro Maggiore.
Along the way there are works and preparatory drawings of the "Rural" cycle and a small series of sculptures of fruit and bunches of grapes, still lifes worked directly from insects entitled "Magnana".