7 anni - 7 scultori
2004 - 2011
3 December 2011 - 21 January 2012
Gianni Colombo – Paolo Icaro – Jannis Kounellis – Hidetoshi Nagasawa – Renato Ranaldi – Giuseppe Spagnulo – Mauro Staccioli
Since it was renovated in 2003 in correspondence with a new direction in its events programme, each year Galleria Il Ponte has devoted exhibitions and monographs to a set of Italian sculptors born – albeit some abroad – between 1936 and 1941. Seven years on, the gallery has decided to present an overall view of the work that it has done in order to highlight and take a further look at its distinguishing traits.
In the exhibition what strikes home straight away is without doubt the unique style of each artist’s work. However, while the methods of expression may be totally personal, one can see an intrinsic strength. The wealth and depth of these sculptors’ thinking is reflected by the absolute quality of shape as it comes into being.
I think that this concise but interesting look at the panorama of Italian sculpture from the second half of the 1960s to date should make us reflect on the importance that the “tradition” of our sculpture had and still has in the ambit of international contemporary art.