• Alberto Savinio, Objects in the Forest, 1927–28.

    Alberto Savinio, Objects in the Forest, 1927–28.

    The Other Modernism: De Chirico and Savinio

    K20 Grabbeplatz
    Grabbeplatz 5
    September 15–December 2, 2001

    Lenbachhaus Munich
    Luisenstraße 33
    December 20, 2001–March 10, 2002

    Thanks to recent scholarship, Alberto Savinio has done some catching up to older brother Giorgio de Chirico. Now this show pits the two in fraternal contrast. Savinio wins as multitalented Renaissance man—composer, novelist, critic, stage designer, and, from the ’20s on, painter of enigmatic and elusive metaphysical works. De Chirico is well represented with work from 1908 to the ’30s, and Savinio’s case is made with thirty paintings, often prophetic with respect to imagery and movements occurring long after his death in 1952. The show is selected by Paolo Baldacci, Wieland Schmied, and longtime Savinio-ist Pia Vivarelli.