ACTION | ABSTRUCTION: Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana

ACTION | ABSTRUCTION: Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana

Tornabuoni Art London
46 Albemarle Street
London, United Kingdom

The selection of works by the avant-garde artists Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana will shed light on how the trauma and destruction of two world wars spurred these artists to reject representation and to return to primordial forms of communication through material and gesture – in Fontana’s case, through a simple but supremely effective piercing of the canvas surface and, in Burri’s case, a radical and sometimes violent reimagining of the expressive potential of traditionally ‘non-artistic’ materials. The show will shine a light on the correspondences and convergences between these artists who, despite their vastly differing aesthetics, now stand together as luminaries of material- based abstraction and an inspiration to an entire generation of artists. 

Both artists are being honoured with institutional exhibitions this year. The Metropolitan Museum in New York is staging a survey show of Lucio Fontana’s work (23 January - 14 April) to which Tornabuoni Art has loaned works. Meanwhile, the Fondazione Alberto Burri and Venice’s Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the collaboration of Tornabuoni Art, are staging a museum quality survey of Burri’s work to coincide with the Venice Biennale.

The legacy of Alberto Burri will also be explored in a conference at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on 7th March, moderated by Tim Marlow, Director of Programmes at the RA, and with professor Bruno Corà, President of the Alberto Burri Foundation; professor Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Art History Institute at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini; and professor Bernard Blistène, Director of the Centre Pompidou.

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  • April 17 - May 1, 2019
  • Miami, Florida
Johnnie Cooper, Anstel, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
  • April 19 - May 4, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

Johnnie Cooper: throe on throe

Albany Arts Communications

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
London, United Kingdom

www.saatchigallery.com

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1109 Layers of Steel, Robyn Horn, steel, 2007
  • April 20 - June 22, 2019
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Heavy metal: Arkansas Women to Watch 2019

Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 South Main Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

asc701.org/upcoming/2019/4/20/heavy-metal.

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Lot 14 JOHANN BERTHELSEN American (1883-1972) Nocturne (Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Sky Line) oil on canvas, signed lower right "Johann Berthelsen" 20 x 25 inches Estimate $10,000-15,000
  • April 22 - May 2, 2019
  • Milford, Connecticut

Fine Art Auction

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
49 Research Drive
Milford, Connecticut

https://www.shannons.com/

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Yvonne Thomas, "Map Notes", 1965, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
  • April 23 - August 16, 2019
  • New York, New York

Inspiration & Exploration

Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th Street (patio)
New York, New York

http://anitashapolskygallery.com/newsite/

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Ilana Manolson, Hunter, 2019, acrylic on yupo paper on board, 152.5cm x 61cm
  • April 23 - May 10, 2019
  • London , United Kingdom

Ilana Manolson: Chance Encounters

Cadogan Contemporary

Cadogan Contemporary
87 Old Brompton Rd
London , United Kingdom

https://www.cadogancontemporary.com/exhibition/ilana-manolson-chance-encounters/

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Chinese Qianlong period porcelain enamel snuff bottle with four-character Qianlong mark in a double square in blue enamel on the base, decorated in colors over a navy-blue ground (est.  $8,000-$10,000).
  • April 24, 2019
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Gray's Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art Auction

Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers
10717 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

http://www.graysauctioneers.com

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Peter Ruprecht
  • April 24-28, 2019

Art With Me *GNP Tulum

Second Edition of the Arts & Ecoculture Festival Features Art From Keith Haring, Ernesto Neto, Pedro Friedeberg, And Mark Ryden

https://www.artwithme.org/

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William Perehudoff, Allegro (AC-67-002), 1967, acrylic on canvas, 92 5/8 x 75 1/4 inches.
  • April 25 - May 24, 2019
  • New York, New York

William Perehudoff: Architect of Color

Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

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stARTup SF at the Hotel del Sol
  • April 26-28, 2019
  • San Francisco, California

stARTup San Francisco 2019: Call for Artists

Startup Art Fair LLC

Ray Beldner
3100 Webster St
San Francisco, California

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Neha Puri Dhir, Zazen, 2015, resist dye on silk, 41” x 41”
  • April 27 - May 5, 2019
  • Wilton, Connecticut

Art + Identity: an international view

browngrotta arts
276 Ridgefield Road
Wilton, Connecticut

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Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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