From April 13th to November 3rd 2019, at Palazzo Baldeschi at the Promenade in Perugia, a story about the late Twentieth century in Umbria through pieces of great artists which decided to live and to work here, for a time or for all their life.
Sponsored by the CariPerugia Arte Foundation and edited by Alessandra Migliorati, Paolo Nardon and Stefania Petrillo, this art exhibition proposes various paintings and sculptures of over fifty renowned international artists: including, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Piero Dorazio, Yves Klein, Leoncillo, Brian O’Doherty, Sol LeWitt, Beverley Pepper, Ivan Theimer and Giuseppe Uncini.
In this region, landscape and memory constitute intertwined values, and many artists have found inspiration for their work here, recognizing themselves on those places, or, simply seizing deeper that identity which they knew how to interpret and to enrich. What emerges is a very rich mosaic of artistic presence, rich in history and occasions of exhibitions, often with a forward-looking patronage.
From the wonderful Todi countryside which attracted, among the many, Piero Dorazio and Alighero Boetti; William Congdon, came from New York after crossing all Europe, in 1959, and lived twenty years in Assisi; Giuseppe Capogrossi created murals in the former Capuchin Monastery in Gubbio; Sol LeWitt chose to make his home on Monteluco, in Spoleto, as an alternative centre of gravity from his own American residence. Even Yves Klein in the space of his short life visited Umbria at least five times, leaving his extraordinary ex voto in the Santa Rita Monastery of Cascia. His ex voto, realized to invoke “the great beauty” of his masterpiece, is seen with a wonderful Monochrome left three years earlier in the Sanctuary.
These are only some of the special guests that this exhibition will set alongside two Umbrian greats: Burri and Leoncillo, two teachers who both started their research from deep roots in the region's traditional culture, even if their destinies and expressions were very different from each other.
UNFORGETTABLE UMBRIA. Art in the middle between vocation and commissioning is therefore a precious occasion to discover or retrace itineraries of modern art widely spread in this region, often in an evocative dialogue with the texture of historical centers or the unique settings of his landscape.
Opening Hours: from Tuesday to Thursday: from 03.00pm to 07.30pm
Information and booking: tel. +39 075 5734760 (in Museum opening hours, from Friday to Sunday: 11.00am-01.30pm/02.30pm-07.30pm)
Ph: Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Perugia - Vivoumbria