The exhibition Je suis l’autre. Giacometti, Picasso e gli altri. Il Primitivismo nella scultura del Novecento is curated by Francesco Paolo Campione with Maria Grazia Messina and creates a dialogue between 70 sculptures by great 20th-century masters and ethnic and folk art masterpieces dating from the 18th-early 20th century, as well as a selection of pre-Colombian works.
After a first stop at the Diocletian Baths in Rome, the exhibition continues at Musec in Lugano creating a dialogue between 70 sculptures by great 20th-century masters and ethnic and folk art masterpieces dating from the 18th-early 20th century, as well as a selection of pre-Colombian works.
Je suis l’autre is a theme journey through the creative act, the subconscious and myth. It is conceived as a map guiding visitors through the formal revolution of the 20th century, born out of the encounter between avant-garde and ethnic/folk artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Electa and edited by Francesco Paolo Campione and Maria Grazia Messina. It contains numerous essays and is extensively illustrated. A rich anthology on “primitive art” as seen by artists and intellectuals of the 20th century will also be presented at the Lugano exhibition.
Karel Appel, Kenneth Armitage, Jean Arp, Enrico Baj, Mirko Basaldella, Adriana Bisi Fabbri, Serge Brignoni, Agustín Cárdenas, Alik Cavaliere, Lynn Chadwick, Gaston Chaissac, Pietro Consagra, Roberto Crippa, André Derain, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Agenore Fabbri, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Julio González, Henry Heerup, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jacques Lipchitz, Piero Manzoni, Marino Marini, André Masson, Luciano Minguzzi, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Man Ray, Regina [Cassolo Bracchi], Raffaello Arcangelo Salimbeni, Salvatore Scarpitta, Francesco Toris, and Fritz Wotruba.
Sunday 07 april 2019
Sunday 28 july 2019
Musec - Museo delle Culture
Villa Malpensata, Via Giuseppe Mazzini 5 / Via Riva Caccia 5
Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00
Francesco Paolo Campione with Maria Grazia Messina
Museo delle Culture di Lugano, Museo Nazionale Romano; production by Electa