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  • “The Big Game: Art Forms in Italy 1947–1989”

    GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
    Via San Tomaso 53
    February 24–May 9

    Curated by Luigi Cavadini, Bruno Corà, and Giacinto Di Pietrantonio

    Three museums in as many northern Italian cities have combined forces on a large exhibition devoted to arts in Italy during the cold war. Comparing developments in visual art throughout this period with parallel transformations in design, architecture, cinema, and literature, each exhibition site is slated to correspond to a different tranche of the era—1947–58 at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone; 1959–72 at Rotonda della Besana, Milan; and 1973–89 at GAMEC, Bergamo. Featuring the work of more than one hundred artists, designers, architects, writers, and other cultural producers, this massive effort will track sociopolitical changes through revelatory moments in visual culture, revealing the range of Italy’s creative responses to the postwar era.

    Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.