Pietro Consagra

La materia poteva non esserci




Pietro Consagra. La materia poteva non esserci, Installation view, © Agostino Osio

The Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection continues its work of researching and presenting the collection with a retrospective dedicated to Pietro Consagra, curated by Alberto Salvadori in conjunction with the Archivio Consagra. The exhibition will revolve around fundamental universal themes of topical interest, such as the dialectical relationship with otherness at the centre of Consagra’s research and work in the Colloqui series, or frontal vision, the keystone of visual culture, aimed at modifying the context or the place of experience by activating new dynamics in both the eye and our actions.

It will examine the artist’s work from the 1950s to the early 1970s, showing how Consagra’s contribution was not primarily formal, but instead aimed at participation – sometimes critical – in the society in which he lived and worked. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book edited by Alberto Salvadori and published by Mousse Publishing, with original contributions by Lara Conte, Linda Bertelli, Andrea Cortellessa and Alberto Salvadori.

  • Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

  • Riva Caccia 1, 6900 Lugano
  • Fri – Su: 11 am – 6 pm