giancarlo e danna

Pietro Consagra

La materia poteva non esserci
12.09.2021 — 09.01.2022
curated by
Alberto Salvadori
Archived exhibition
exhibitions archive

From 12th September 2021 to 9th January 2022, the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati continues its research and presentation of their collection with a retrospective dedicated to Pietro Consagra, curated by Alberto Salvadori in collaboration with the Archivio Consagra. The exhibition is conceived as the natural continuation of the two collectors’ long acquaintance, shared interest and love for art, and their close friendship with the Sicilian artist; as long as their wish to celebrate the centenary of his birth, which fell in 2020. "Pietro Consagra. La materia poteva non esserci" is the first exhibition devoted to the artist at a Swiss state institution. The dialectical relationship with otherness, at the centre of Consagra’s research since the Colloqui series (1952), the frontal vision and its changing interpretations, and the theme of the city as a place of thought and relation with experience, are the focus of the exhibition and of Consagra’s work presented at the Collezione Olgiati.