Bologna, Italy

Shadow of Reason: The Idea of the Sacred in European Identity

Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna

May 14–October 29

This broad selection of more than one hundred works will investigate the spiritual, mystical, and irrational in twentieth-century European art, taking as a point of departure Edward Munch's painting Melancholy (Laura), 1899. The show includes more than thirty artists: masters such as Malevich, Giacometti, Bacon, Beuys, and Kiefer, along with younger contributors like Sara Ciraci and Alessandra Tesi. Galleria d'Arte Moderna head Danilo Eccher curates, with the help of a committee of ten museum directors including Rudi Fuchs of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Vicente Todoli of the Fundação de Serralves in Porto, and the Pompidou's Daniel Soutif.