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Bernard Joubert

la pittura, al limite

curated by

BERNARD MARCELIS and ALESSIO MAROLDA

2 April - 1 July 2016

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With the exhibition Bernard Joubert. La pittura al limite (Bernard Joubert. Painting on the Edge), Galleria Il Ponte is re-establishing a tie, broken off at the end of the 1970s, between the French artist and Italy. With a retrospective gaze, it covers over forty years of activity with a wide selection of pieces from the early 1970s to 2015. In the exhibition, the ground floor of the gallery lends ample scope to his 1970s works: from the first paintings on blank canvases to the rubans (ribbons of painted canvas, some of which had never been displayed before) and a selection of works on paper and photographs of the same period in the lounge area. Instead, the basement is given over to his more recent works, from 2010 to 2016, in which he intervenes with paint on prints and reproductions of paintings from past epochs.
This exhibition presents the vital and current aspects of his research which, despite radically forcing the boundaries of the medium of painting, never transforms it into something else. Instead, by making an opening (in both conceptual and material terms), he incorporates elements in its structural anatomy that form new branches of thought and vision.

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