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Sergio Sarri. Space Ballet

Exhibitions in Viareggio

Sergio Sarri. Space Ballet

The "Space Ballet" by Sergio Sarri from 22 July to 10 September 2017 in the historic home of Villa Argentina in Viareggio (LU). Curated by Niccolò Bonechi, the exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 22 July at 6.30 pm. The staff, promoted by the Province of Lucca in collaboration with the Association Sergio Sarri, with the patronage of the City of Viareggio and the membership of MiBACT and with the support of Robilant + Voena, collects about thirty paintings made between 1968 and 2017. The exhibition stands as a true anthology that analyzes half a century of artist career, proposing it as one of the protagonists of the North-Italian Pop Art, which, looking mainly at the European and British experiences, differs from The Roman one giving rise to results of great complexity and sophistication. The title of the show - "Space Ballet" - refers to the great 2017 triptych occupying the most important hall of the foreground of Villa Argentina. As Armando d'Amaro writes in the critical text accompanying the exhibition "A mirror not always impassive of our miseries, the artist reaches the apex and synthesis of his latest research in the SPACE BALLET triptych, where - blending the commensurable of the apollineum with 'Irrational of Dionysian - quotes and commends the theater of a master of the Bauhaus: Oskar Schlemmer, in a formal equilibrium between chromaticity and plasticity, bound classicism to modernity by scattering and bold re-compositions in the utopian attempt to refound a genre already divided between humans acting As machines and machines that work as humans ". The exhibition path is on the first and second floor of the liberty villa owned by the Province of Lucca, recently restored and used as an exhibition venue. In particular, the ground floor houses Sergio Sarri's historical works, pointing to the spectator what stylistic matrices have influenced and characterized his research from the 1960s to the 1990s. The second floor, however, is entirely devoted to works made in the last period. These paintings show how the artist's pictorial investigation went ahead, in a somewhat less synthetic direction, while maintaining a strong bond with previous experiences, especially in terms of compositional and intentions. Sarri is interested in inventing a world, not replicating the existing one, talking about utopias and futuristic scenarios. Hard to categorize and define, Sarri is a sophisticated painter who has passed Pop history after having contaminated it with the conceptual sphere. The exhibition will be open until September 10, 2017, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm Saturday 21-23, Sunday 18-23. Closed Monday. Free admission.


When: until 09/10/2017

Where: Viareggio

Time: da martedì a sabato con orario 10-13 e 15-19, sabato 21-23, domenica 18-23. Chiuso lunedì.

Information: bonechiarte@gmail.com

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