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L’incertezza
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Fausto Melotti L’incertezza
Texts by Barbara Casavecchia, Valérie Da Costa, Eva Fabbris, Francesco Garutti, Simone Menegoi, Cristiano Raimondi.
published in April 2015
trilingual edition (English / Italian / French)
14 x 22 cm (softcover)
392 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-95471-396-0
EAN: 9782954713960
out of print
 
This catalogue investigates the multi-faceted work of one of Italy's greatest artists of the interwar and postwar periods. The book is illustrated by a large selection of archival documents, some of which never seen before.
L'incertezza includes an essay by Valérie Da Costa focusing on Fausto Melotti's ceramics, a text by Eva Fabbris (co-curator of the exhibition) dedicated to the presence of articles about and by Fausto Melotti in the magazine Domus as of 1948, a text by Cristiano Raimondi (co-curator of the exhibition) about the collaboration between Melotti and the architect Gio Ponti for Villa Planchart in Caracas, a conversation between Simone Menegoi and Melina Mulas about the relationship between Melotti and Ugo Mulas, a conversation between Barbara Casavecchia, Alessandro Pessoli and Paul Sietsema about the influence of Melotti on their work, as well as a conversation between Francesco Garutti, Valters Scelsi and the members of the architecture studio Baukuh who took care of the exhibition design and setup.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Fausto Melotti” at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) from July 9, 2015 to January 17, 2016.
Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) is a painter and sculptor, and a leading figure of Italian abstract art.