Collezione Olgiati
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The Collection

Art from the 20th and the 21st century avant-gardes. A corpus of more than 500 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations, videos and artists’ books.

A survey of international artistic developments from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day with special attention to Italian and French art, in particular key moments like Futurism, Spatialism, Nouveau Réalisme and Arte Povera. The continual explorations of Abstract Art and its contemporary legacy make this collection a broad overview of the art scene of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

The collection is enriched by new large scale additions: Mappa by Alighiero Boetti, a marble sculpture by Luciano Fabro and a historic work by Anish Kapoor. Also on display this year are new works by Douglas Gordon, Karl Haendel, Ruby Sterling and Not Vital.

The collection began to take shape in the early 1960s when Giancarlo Olgiati, a young lawyer, embarked on his discovery of the contemporary art world. In 1986 he was joined by his wife Danna, an Italian gallerist and expert on the Futurist movement. 

Exhibition Catalogue

Libretto Collezione Olgiati

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