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21/02 - 22/06/2014

Mafai-Kounellis - The Freedom Of The Artist

Typologie: Art Contemporain

The project, arising from the intellectual vivacity of Bruno Corà, in collaboration with the Mafai family, presents to the public a less-well known period in the career of Mario Mafai – an undisputed master of the Scuola Romana – that of his maturity. The works, dating from 1958 to 1965, are presented through an installation/tribute by the great contemporary artist Jannis Kounellis. The latter, who was born in 1936 and left Greece in the second half of the 50s when he was barely twenty, came to Rome to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

The idea of bringing together Mario Mafai and Jannis Kounellis at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in the Orangery of Villa Borghese is at once innovative and sentimental.
The result is a harmonious blending of intellectual and creative forces, a tribute to a great master of Italian painting, Mario Mafai, who had the courage to explore other paths besides the already known and consolidated ones that made him celebrated. The essence lies in the following words: “Besides the fact that art cannot repeat itself and goes in search of new realities, […] would it have been honest to continue with that tonal complacency, with the taste for dead walls or dead flowers? I still have some years to be alive and to look for a new conception of time and space and truth.”

Mario Mafai
Sous la direction de
Bruno Corà
Corà B.
2014, 128 pp.
Éditeur: Gli Ori
Langue: Italiano/Inglese


Museo Carlo Bilotti

21 February - 31 May June, 2014
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1 June - 22 June, 2014
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Closed: Monday, May 1
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