Tapies. The eye of the artist

Ulls i creu vertical, 2008

TAPIES. The eye of the artist
1 June – 24 November 2013
Venice, Palazzo Fortuny

A year after the death oft he brilliant Catalan artist (Barcelona, 1923-2012), a key exponent of international informal art, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Axel and May Vervoordt Foundation pay tribute to him in Venice with a fascinating exhibition aiming to reveal the essence of the art produced by this major figure in 20th-century art. He explored ancient, modern or contemporary art of various genres and provenance, from Marcel Duchamp to Paul Klee and Lucio Fontana, Wassily Kandinsky to Miró, Picasso and Goya, products of distant cultures such as Asian and African art, plus music, poetry, philosophy and science to “fertilise” contemporary art. Alongside paintings by the Catalan artist, there will be a number of works by other artists of the 20th-century, such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Kazuo Shiraga, Franz Kline,Jackson Pollock and Jannis Kounellis and a number of antique Oriental andtribal sculptures. All of them works from the private home of Tàpies and in many cases displayed to the public here for the first time.

Three works by Emilio Vedova are displayed: Diario di Spagna '61 - 4 (1961), Diario di Spagna '61 - 8 (1961) e Per la Spagna '62 - 1 (B) (dyptic)

Scientific coordination Gabriella Belli
Curated by Daniela Ferretti, Natasha Hébert, Toni Tàpies, Axel Vervoordt