Tornabuoni Art Paris presents an exhibiton, organized in collaboration with the Foundation, which documents the first decade of activity of Arnaldo Pomodoro.The exhibition will document Arnaldo Pomodoro’s early creative development from 1954 onward, a decisive starting point of this period being his move to Milan the same year. There, the sculptor begun weaving wefts made of embossed signs, creating visual conditions that blurred the line between bi and tri-dimension.
To me this was a period of great intellectual exchanges - says the artist - with the meeting of Lucio Fontana and the group of young Milanese that Enrico Baj and Sergio Dangelo had gathered together in their magazine “Il Gesto”. It was the time of Manzoni and Castellani’s “Azimuth” group, of the Germans of the “Zero” group, of Gastone Novelli and Achille Perilli and the “Esperienza Moderna”, together with the great generation of architecture and design, such as Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass.
A monographic publication, edited by Luca Massimo Barbero, accompanies this exhibition, offering a new interpretation of Pomodoro’s work through an in-depth historical and critical investigation of the decade 1955-1965. The volume also features rich documentary and archive material and imagery, provided by the Foundation.