Turin

Turin

Emilio Vedova

Castello di Rivoli
Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
October 13, 1998–January 1, 1999

In a career spanning five decades, Emilio Vedova has enjoyed a substantial following in his native Italy, but beyond the country’s borders the painter has never quite climbed out from under the shadow cast by those who influenced him (mainly Pollock). In mounting the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in nearly a decade, cocurators Ida Gianelli and Giorgio Verzotti hope to convince an international audience of Vedova’s importance as a modern master with a show of some 150 pieces, from the early neo-Futurist abstractions and geometrie nere works to his recent, more exuberant, almost sculptural canvases. The scholarly catalogue (a bilingual edition, no less) promises to make a compelling case for the artist’s significance. Oct. 13, 1998–Jan. 1999; travel venues to be announced.