The work of one of the most influential artists of the post-war period. A broad overview of the experimental work of the Spanish artist, from the '60s to his most recent creations.
Twelve years on from his last exhibition at the Pecci Museum in Prato, Tuscany, the work of Antoni Tàpies returns to Italy with an important personal exhibition at the MARCA (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Catanzaro and Calabria) in Catanzaro. One of the key figures of the post-war period, Tàpies had a strong influence on artists like Joseph Beuys and Jannis Kounellis. Through a rigorous selection of paintings, sculptures and installations, in which each component takes on a concrete and visionary presence, the exhibition aims to re-discover the persisting influence of the mark made by this Spanish artist, who has never abandoned his experimental search. So, starting with his work from the ’60s and proceeding up to his more recent creations, the continuous dialogue between matter and form finds space in the Calabrian museum. The museum will also house Muri (Walls), a synthesis of his art, of the nomadic journey which, using language that is permanently precarious and unstable, leads to the Graffitism of the ’80s.