Women and abstractionism at Villa Olmo

The exhibition begins on March 19 'Abstract. Women and abstraction in Italy 1930-2000 ' which will lead to the eighteenth-century rooms of Villa Elm in Como the most representative works of 38 artists.

The exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Como and curated by Elena Di Raddotells about some long-neglected or forgotten protagonists of Italian abstract art and whose pioneering role has been re-evaluated thanks to the critical activity carried out in recent years.

The exhibition begins with PioneerCarla Badiali, Cordelia Cattaneo, Giannina Censi, Bice Lazzari, Regina and Carla Prina, many of which related to the city of Como which was influenced by the master of rationalist architecture such as Giuseppe Terragni and an important one tradition of textile art.

In the section Sign / Writing the works of Carla Accardi, Irma Blank and Betty Danon are focused on the free flow of forms in the artist's mental space.

Geometry includes works by Nathalie du Pasquier, Chung Eun-Mo, Fernanda Fedi, Tilde Poli, Carol Rama and Fausta Squatriti who build worlds based on mathematical laws.

The section Matter offers works by Luisa Albertini, Marion Baruch, Renata Boero, Gabriella Benedini, and Mirella Saluzzo that explore research on materials, from the most modern to natural materials.

In Meditation / Concept the works of Mirella Bentivoglio, Alessandra Bonelli, Franca Ghitti, Maria Lai, Lucia Pescador and Claudia Peill investigate the legacy of the avant-garde and the consequences on modern language.

In the section Body / Action / Re-Action the works of Carmengloria Morales e Maria Morganti they tell us about the link between the physical act of painting and one's body and how the painting becomes the result of an action or a process.

The last part of the path Space / Light it is instead dedicated to the works of Alice Cattaneo, Sonia Costantini, Dadamaino, Paola Di Bello, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Lia Drei, Nataly Maier, Eva Sørensen, Grace Varisco and Nanda Vigo, which stand out for the use of new materials, such as glass or neon, and for the investigation of the perceptive and participatory dimension of art.

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