IL MITO DEL POP PERCORSI ITALIANI – curated by Silvia Pegoraro – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Armando Pizzinato, Pordenone, 2017 May 13th – October 8th

There was an Italian way to Pop and it was absolutely original. Silvia Pegoraro highlights this exhibition with the strong criticism that brings together at the Galleria d’Arte moderna e Contemporanea Armando Pizzicato di Pordenone, about 70 works, most precious and some never before exhibited. An exhibition project aimed at highlighting the peculiarity and originality of the Italian way to Pop Art.

“It is time,” says the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Pordenone, Pietro Tropeano, to begin the deepening and reinterpretation of an Italian art movement of great importance, such as that of Pop Art, which in Italy had many protagonists in a most lively period of contemporary art in our country. ”

1964 is the year of the triumph of American Pop Art at the Venice Biennale, but at the same time there are between Rome and Milan, artists who have expressed the best of Italian pop art.

“The italian and european way, before the references to the artistic tradition, is manifested in the strong instance of craftsmanship / manual capability – the Curator says – far from the purely industrial techniques used by american Pop Art. An originality that is confirmed by the works on show. Highlighting, it is above all the inclination of Italians to work on cultural stereotypes, rather than merely on commodity objects and images of mass communication, with a more explicit manipulation of images. ”

On show: Valerio Adami, Franco Angeli, Enrico Baj, Gianfranco Baruchello, Gianni Bertini, Umberto Bignardi, Marisa Busanel, Mario Ceroli, Claudio Cintoli, Lucio Del Pezzo, Bruno Di Bello, Luigi Di Sarro, Tano Festa, Giosetta Fioroni, Piero Gilardi, Ettore Innocente, Sergio Lombardo, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Titina Maselli, Aldo Mondino, Pino Pascali,  Concetto Pozzati, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Cesare Tacchi, Emilio Tadini, Giulio Turcato.

The exhibition is promoted and organized by the Cultural Council of the Municipality of Pordenone, in collaboration with Ente Regionale per il Patrimonio Culturale della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the sponsor of Fondazione Friuli, and the contribution of Crédit Agricole Friuladria e Itas Mutua.

Opening: saturday 13 may 2017 at 6pm
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Armando Pizzinato, Pordenone
Viale Dante, 33

the exhibition will run: 13 may – 8 october 2017 (wed-sun h. 3pm-7pm)

Catalogue italian/english curated by Silvia Pegoraro