MARIO MERZ, BALLA, CARRÀ, DE CHIRICO, DE PISIS, MORANDI, SAVINIO, SEVERINI. ROMA 1978. MOSTRE IN MOSTRA

November 29, 2022 > February 26, 2023

curated by Daniela Lancioni
 

Exhibition promoted by Roma Culture and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, organised by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo

 
Image: Galleria dell'Oca, Foto Archivio Luisa Laureati Briganti


The second edition of the Mostre in Mostra review will recreate the exhibition entitled Mario Merz. Balla, Carrà, de Chirico, de Pisis, Morandi, Savinio, Severini, which opened at Rome’s Galleria dell’Oca on March 15th 1978. The project was a collaboration between Luisa Laureati Briganti, the founder of the historic Galleria dell’Oca (1965-2008), and gallerists Luciano Pistoi and Gian Enzo Sperone.

Hailed both by those who were there and by academics as a milestone in the history of contemporary exhibitions, the show is striking by virtue of its juxtaposition – considered daring at the time – between the work of Mario Merz (a leading exponent of the Neoavanguardia that had undermined both the techniques and processes of traditional art) and paintings by Italian masters of the Twentieth Century.

The exhibition is part of the research project promoted by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo with the aim of exploring the history of exhibitions that have taken place in Rome, of which the Mostre a Roma 1970-1978 database is an integral part.