• “Aldo Tambellini: Black Matters”

    ZKM | Center for Art and Media
    Lorenzstraße 19
    March 11–August 6, 2017

    Curated by Giulio Bursi and Pia Bolognesi

    Bringing together painting, handpainted slides, film, video, poetry, and sound, Aldo Tambellini created pulsating dark spaces centered on a multidimensional concept of “blackness.” At once a negation of light and visibility in art, an evocation of racial violence and civil rights struggles, and an imagination of the nonhuman sphere of astrophysics, the artist’s work plunges you into a realm where politics is as much a matter of sensation and affect as perception and knowledge. This career retrospective—featuring eighty-six works made between 1950 and 1980 alongside a commissioned installation—offers a unique opportunity to experience an exceptionally timely oeuvre that has too long been obscured from public view.