5 Feb-9 April. The Fondazione Giuliani presents a retrospective of works on paper by Giorgio Griffa from the past five decades of the artist’s career.
Featuring watercolours and drawings in pencil, pen, ink and crayon, the exhibition highlights the importance of the repetition of minimal gestures and signs in the artist's work which “deserves a place in the global history of abstraction” according to The New York Times.
Born in Turin in 1936, Griffa participated in the Venice Biennale in 1978 and 1980. Over the last number of years he has held solo exhibitions at prestigious European galleries including Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin (2000); MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome (2011); Mies van der RoheHaus in Berlin (2012); the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College Dublin (2014), and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève last year.