previews

Turin

Paul Klee

GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via Magenta 31
October 19–January 6

Paul Klee's work is once again the subject of lively discussion in Italy, thanks to an extensive retrospective organized by the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin's modern art museum. GAM director Pier Giovanni Castagnoli and his curatorial staff have borrowed from collections throughout the world to assemble some one hundred oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and etchings made between 1904 and 1940, documenting the entire creative span of the Swiss master's career. Both the exhibition—the first major Klee survey in Italy since 1992—and the catalogue stress the artist's theoretical prominence as a painter, teacher, and writer.