GIUSEPPE CHIARI

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La Torre di Babele

October 10, 2016

Giuseppe Chiari is at the La Torre di Babele exposition, in Prato, curator Pietro Gaglianò

Adriana Gori, Martina Buzio, Pietro Gaglianò, Leonardo Marchi, Mario Chiari, Aldo Marchi

Martina Buzio, Leonardo Marchi, Mario Chiari, Aldo Marchi

La Torre di Babele
curator Pietro Gaglianò
Ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Piazza dei Macelli, 10, Prato, Italia/Italy
October 13 — November 6, 2016

promoted by  Associazione Nazionale Gallerie D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
on the occasion of the reopening of Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

www.centropecci.it/en/exhibitions/the-end-of-the-world

Works by
Matteo Basilé, Manfredi Beninati, Renata Boero, Luigi Carboni, Francesco Carone, Bruno Ceccobelli, Giuseppe Chiari, Matteo Ciardini, Carlo Colli, Fabrizio Corneli, Vittorio Corsini, Marta Dell'Angelo, Aron Demetz, Piero Gilardi, Zoè Gruni, Michele Guido, Paolo Icaro, Paolo Leonardo, Giuseppe Maraniello, Paolo Masi, Hermann Nitsch, Luigi Ontani, Arcangelo Sassolino

Art Galleries
ZetaEffe Galleria / Galleria Poggiali / Galleria Open Art / Tornabuoni Arte / SpazioA / Guastalla Centro Arte / Armanda Gori Arte / Paola Raffo Arte Contemporanea / Die Mauer / Galleria Susanna Orlando / Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea / Passaggi Arte Contemporanea / Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte / Galleria Giraldi / Galleria Il Ponte / Eduardo Secci Contemporary / Marcorossi artecontemporanea / Galleria Bagnai / Flora Bigai Arte Contemporanea / Galleria Frittelli Arte Contemporanea / Galleria d’Arte Frediano Farsetti / Santo Ficara Arte Moderna e Contemporanea / Galleria Continua Presenza di Giuseppe Chiari in collaborazione con Armanda Gori Arte, Prato.

The art of Giuseppe Chiari (Florence
1926-2007) embraces a range of
musical, visual and metalinguistic
experimentation which constitutes
one of the most fascinating and
complex artistic profiles of the second
half of the 20th century, and not
just in Italian terms. The meeting
with John Cage, the collaborations
with musicians like Pietro Grossi
and Sylvan Bussotti, the experience
of Visual Poetry and the adhesion
to the aesthetic premises of Fluxus
partly define the horizon of Chiari’s
operational and conceptual practice.
From the start the artist established
a network of international relations
across the various disciplines,
exploring the least conventional
territories (in 1962 his Gesti sul
piano Gestures on the piano were
performed at the first Fluxus internationale
Festspiele neuester Musik
in Wiesbaden), and participating in
major international shows (Documenta
5 in 1972, Venice Biennale in
1972, 1976 e 1978, Sidney Biennale,
1990).
The starting point for Chiari is
rooted in musical research, from
which he derives that fluidity which
enables him to combine a virtuoso
of scientific knowledge with a
mocking criticism of the rules, to
demolish the canons and recombine
the execution, the instruments
and the forms. In each of Chiari’s
gestures there is a disenchanted,
fierce political tension based on his
understanding of the role of art and
his capacity for critical revision. The
same fetishist but iconoclastic vigour
characterises his interventions
on objects, music scores and instruments,
and the same inspiration underlies
his Pianoforte scultura (Pianoforte
sculpture) and the memorable
declaration that “Art is easy”


Where Ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Piazza dei Macelli, 10, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
When Tue- Sun 11:00 - 19:00 (Mon. closed). October 16 and 17, exposition will be open until 23.00 PM
Free Entrance
Opening October 12, 2016,  18.00 PM
Promoted by  ANGAMC Associazione Nazionale Gallerie D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
By the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Web www.centropecci.it/it/mostre/la-torre-di-babele

Armanda Gori Casa D'Arte
Viale della Repubblica 66,  59100 Prato, ph. +39 0574/562890

Associazione Nazionale Gallerie D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via degli Olivetani 8, 20123 Milano,  ph. +39 02.866.737  fax  +39 02.867.192  e-mail: info@angamc.com

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea  Luigi Pecci
Viale della Repubblica 277, 59100 Prato, ph. +39 0574 5317 e-mail: info@centropecci.it