Paris, 4 December 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 25 April to 24 August 2014, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is to host an important retrospective of the works of the Argentinian-born Italian artist Lucio Fontana, who is known as the founder of the Spatialist movement.
The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Fondation Lucio Fontana in Milan, highlights the diversity of his abstraction et figuration, a metaphysical quest and incarnation, utopia and kitsch, technological fascination and shapeless materials. His split canvases, which have become icons of Modern art, are placed alongside his lesser known works, notably sculptures from the 1930s and ceramic pieces, most of which are being presented in France for the first time.
The exhibition, the first of this magnitude to be presented in France since 1987, covers all of the artist’s productive periods from the late 1920s until his death in 1968. The show features 200 works including: primitive and abstract sculptures, drawings, polychrome ceramics, Spatialist works, perforated canvases, and informal, environmental, Tagli (Fentes), Natura, Fine di Dio, Venezia, Metalli and Teatrini works.