JE SUIS L’AUTRE. GIACOMETTI, PICASSO AND THE OTHERS – PRIMITIVISM IN 20TH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
ongoing until January 20, 2019
Baths of Diocletian – viale Enrico de Nicola, 76 (Great Halls). Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm – full price ticket € 12, reduced price ticket € 10
Tel. 06 39967700 | www.o-termedidiocleziano.com
Je suis l’autre. Giacometti, Picasso and the Others. Primitivism in 20th-Century Sculpture presents the public with 80 works, including the sculptures of some of the greatest 20th-century masters and masterpieces of ethnic art. The display is conceived as a journey through themed areas, corresponding to the main features of the inner exploration that 20th-century artists had in common with the non-Western cultures that burst onto the scene in the late 19th century with a revolutionary result. Primitivism interested in particular the sculpture of the first half of the 20th century: a fatal meeting which found that its primary fundament lay in the material itself. At the same time, it was a liberation that forever released Western sculpture from the conformity of the features of the face and the form of the body forever.
The exhbition, promoted by the Museo Nazionale Romano in co-operation with Museo delle Culture in Lugano together is curated by Francesco Paolo Campione and Maria Grazia Messina. The artists whose works are exhibited includ Karel Appel, Hans Arp, Kenneth Armitage, Georges Braque, Serge Brignoni, Agustín Cárdenas, Lynn Chadwick, André Derain, Jean Dubuffet, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Alberto Giacometti, Julio González, Henry Heerup, Ludwig Ernst Kirchner, Yves Klein, Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, André Masson, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Germaine Richier, Salvatore Scarpitta, Fritz Wotruba, Enrico Baj, Mirko Basaldella, Adriana Bisi Fabbri, Alik Cavaliere, Pietro Consagra, Roberto Crippa, Agenore Fabbri, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Marino Marini, Luciano Minguzzi, Costantino Nivola, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Regina [Cassolo Bracchi], Raffaello A. Salimbeni, Gaston Chaïssac, Francesco Toris.