Emilio Vedova. Historical survey

Emilio Vedova. Historical survey
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, Paris
18 October 2018 - 05 January 2019

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the first historical survey of Venetian artist Emilio Vedova in France, in collaboration with the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova.
Emilio Vedova, A Historical Survey can be seen through a retrospective lens spanning the years 1950 to 1985 with a special focus on the early 1980s, a key period in the artist’s career.
The exhibition features representative works from his most acclaimed series, including Plurimi (1961–63), ...Cosiddetti Carnevali... (1977–83), Da Dove (1984) and Di Umano (1985) and Oltre (1985).

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Prometheus: a tragedy about listening
Claudio Abbado, Massimo Cacciari, Luigi Nono, Renzo Piano, Emilio Vedova.

The third floor of the gallery is entirely dedicated to Prometeo.
An exhibition retracing one of the most important cross-disciplinary collaborations of the latter part of the 20th century. Including ephemera, letters, musical scores, archival materials and models, the exhibition provides precious insight into the making of the project and underlines its collaborative aspect.

Prometeo, Tragedia dell’ascolto is an opera composed by Luigi Nono, with a libretto by philosopher Massimo Cacciari, based on a selection of texts referencing the myth of Prometheus. Prometeo is radically different from any other opera performance in that it challenges preconceived assumptions of what music “ought” to be. It premiered on 25 September 1984 in the secularized Church of San Lorenzo in Venice under the conduction of Claudio Abbado. Renzo Piano designed the wooden structure built in the church and Emilio Vedova participated in the elaboration of the light installations.

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