giovedì 14 novembre 2013


Smarrire I file della voce
Losing the threads of voice

Museum Alex Mylona
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
November 15, 2013 – February 9, 2014

Museum Alex Mylona - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens present the exhibition “Artists from the Farnesina Collection – CARLA ACCARDI - Smarrire i fili della voce – Losing the threads of voice”, which is organized under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Athens. The exhibition will open on Friday the 15th November and will run until the 9th This essential cultural initiative is organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Malvina Menegaz Foundation for the Arts and Culture and the Association for Contemporary Art ZERYNTHIA. The exhibition is presented in Athens thanks to the support of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens. It has been presented before in Poland, Budapest and Thessaloniki, at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Carla Accardi (born Trapani, 1924) is the only female artist of the Forma 1 group and one of the most significant representatives of abstract art in Italy. She managed to constantly refresh her artistic research, while staying faithful to her unparalleled style. For 60 years, her creative path has been characterized by a rigorous but also joyful expression of freedom. She explored both two- dimensional painting and the volumes of sculpture and architecture, while being in a constant dialogue with the matter. Carla Accardi lives and works in Rome. From early on, she became a dominant figure in the art world and in 1964 she took part in the Venice Biennale, where she also returned in 1976, 1978 and 1988, with a solo representation, curated by Carla Lonzi. During these years, she participated in the retrospective exhibitions of the group Forma 1 and the Italian Avant-Garde of the 1950s. In 1996 she was elected member of the Accademia di Brera (Fine Arts Academy in Milan) and in 1997 she participated as advisor to the Commission of the Venice Biennale. In the last decade she had solo and group exhibitions at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (2001, curation: Carolin Christiv- Bakargiev), at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris (2002, curation: Laurence Bossé and Hans-Ulrich Obrist), at the Venice Biennale (2003, solo represenation) and at the Martha Herford Museum, (2007, curation: Jan Hoet along with works by Lucio Fontana). From 2008 to 2010, her work Pavimento in Ceramica (Ceramic Floor), accompanied by a sound sculpture produced by Gianna Nannini for the occasion, for Milan’s Bunkerart, curated by RAM ((radioartemobile), was presented at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, at the Auditorium in Rome, at the Luis Quesada Garland Hall in Lima, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and at the Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Museum in Cordoba. The curators of the exhibition, Laura Cherubini and Maria Rosa Sossai, presented the main section of the exhibition in the summer of 2012 at Castelbasso, home of the Malvina Menegaz Foundation, including two works dated 1997 and 2005 respectively. The exhibition features some of Carla Accardi’s classic works such as the renowned Rosa, Giallo, Segni Grigi, Rosanero,Verdenero, made of sicofoil, which were created between 1969 and 1972, and a few three-dimensional works such as Ombrellini, 1999 and Onda, 2008/2009.The 23 w orks in total of this great Sicilian artist portray the different eras and periods of her artistic production. “The scope of the exhibition is to present the most recent works of the great Italian artist, Carla Accardi, who is one of the few artists that has the ability to reinvent herself. It is a series of paintings that are characterized by joyfulness and originality that converse with other works, even the three-dimensional ones, and are all inspired by the quality of transparency” (Laura Cherubini).
About the personality of this great artist “it can surprise her refusal of any rhetoric about the creative act and her willingness to bring issues of formal order to the tangible daily effort of the artist” (Maria Rosa Sossai). The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring reproductions of the works on display and essays written by the exhibition curators, Laura Cherubini, Maria Rosa Sossai and Denys Zacharopoulos.

Curators: Laura Cherubini & Maria Rosa Sossai
Duration: November 15, 2013 – February 9, 2014
Opening: Friday, November 15, 20:00
Press Preview: Friday, November 15, 19:00

Artistic director: Denys Zacharopoulos
Co-ordination & Press Office: Eleni Kotsara Head of Development & Administration
Design & Translations: Eleni katrakalidi
Technical Production: Alexios Papazacharias, Art Historian, Curator

Contact info for Italian Cultural Institute of Athens:

Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
5 Agion Asomaton Sq., Thisio
10554 Athens
T: 210 3215717
F: 210 3215712
Opening Hours:
Wednesday – Friday - Saturday: 11.00 – 19.00
Thursday: 13.00 – 21.00
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

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