Curated by Gabriella Belli
Exhibition design by Mario Botta

The exhibition “Dove la Luce” ("Where the Light") is the story of an extraordinary elective affinity between two great masters of 20th century Italian art, Giacomo Balla (1871- 1958) and Piero Dorazio (1927-2005). As the title - from a collection of poems of the same name by Giuseppe Ungaretti - suggests, the theme is light, the wellspring of all life, but also an enduring challenge for the artists who have sought to engage with it in their works. The show is a visual exploration conceived by Danna Battaglia Olgiati that presents 47 masterpieces created in two different periods: Balla’s Compenetrazioni iridescenti (Iridescent Interpenetrations) saw the light in 1912, and Piero Dorazio began producing his famous Trame (weaves) in 1960.