The catalogue of the exhibition Where the unmeasurable meets the measurable, held in the ABC-ARTE gallery in Genoa, explores an intuition of the great architect Louis Kahn, verifying it in the work of four quite diverse artists. They all operate with awareness of the debate of the avantgardes, above all aware of what they do not want to be.
For each artist a synthetic sequence of works has been selected to demonstrate the fundamental reasonings in which the regularity of the operational process is not an end in itself, but serves to distil its profound expressive logics.
Tomas Rajlich (1940), a key figure of Fundamental Painting and founder of Klub Konkretistů, and Nanni Valentini (1932-1985), one of the major exponents of Italian sculpture, whose artistic career has been explored in-depth in the recent monographs dedicated to the one-man shows Fifty years of Painting and In the space between the visible and the tactile, are shown alongside Alan Bee (1940-2018) and Paolo Iacchetti (1953).
Paolo Iacchetti has drawn from his historical heritage above all the ethical value of inquiry, of a ratified untimeliness, and the confident sense of spending all his time in the luminous space of his workshop, always the same throughout his life, not to repeat rituals, but because a genuine love story is like that. Paolo Iacchetti has taught at the Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano and now teaches at the Università Cattolica di Milano. His works are present in the Museo del Novecento and the Museo della Permanente di Milano, as well as in international collections such as the Gratianus Stiftung in Reutlingen and the Ciba collection in Basel.
This is the very first time that ABC-ARTE presents the paintings of Alan Bee to the public. This was the pseudonym of a well-known German industrialist and businessman (Karlsfeld 1940 - Munich 2018) who besides all his official activities was for decades an art collector with a secret and intense passion for painting. In his will he authorised the diffusion of his own works after his death, while maintaining his real identity secret. This enabled him to meet and frequent such prominent artists as Joseph Beuys, Carl Buchheister, Emil Schumacher and Bernard Schulze.
So Where the unmeasurable meets the measurableconsists of four parallel one-man shows. The synthetic selection of works of each artist demonstrates the fundamental reasons in which the regularity of the operational process is not an end in itself, but serves to distil its profound expressive reasons.
Alan Bee, Paolo Iacchetti, Tomas Rajlich, Nanni Valentini
Where the unmeasurable meets the measurable
17 January 2020 - 13 March 2020
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