Mart presents the first complete exhibition ever organized in Italy dedicated to Richard Artschwager. This major international project is entrusted to the curator Germano Celant in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

With around 80 art works from the early 1960s to the first decade of the new millennium and designed as an open maze, the exhibition highlights the key mainstays of Artschwager’s work: from structures in wood and formica to paintings on celotex, from sculptures in nylon silk to the ‘corner pieces’ without forgetting the small horsehair and blp and environmental work produced by the artist from 1968 onwards.
Over a long and composite career Artschwager constructed a unique 20th century art trajectory with his sculptures and paintings, an equilibrium between craftsmanship and industrialisation whose end was an understanding of space, everyday objects and the people who live with them.

This Celant curated retrospective is an opportunity for an extraordinary journey through the work of an artist who rethought art’s object and operational field. Rovereto will be presenting Artschwager’s main masterpieces thanks to generous loans from some of the world’s largest collections such as Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Broad Art Foundation (Los Angeles), Tate (London), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), Fondazione Prada (Milan), Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation (Basel), Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and contributions by some of the world’s most prestigious galleries: Gagosian (New York), Georg Kargl (Vienna), David Nolan (New York), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Sprüth Magers (Berlin) and Galleria Artiaco (Naples).

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