28/10/2023 - 19/05/2024
Open Studio #2 | La negazione della forma
Arnaldo Pomodoro tra minimalismo e controcultura

Open Studio #2

La negazione della forma

Arnaldo Pomodoro tra minimalismo e controcultura

Open Studio is the cycle of exhibitions set up in the spaces of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Studio with which the Foundation explores and rediscovers works or moments in the artist’s career..

La negazione della forma. Arnaldo Pomodoro tra minimalismo e controcultura points the spotlight on the period 1966-1970, an extremely lively season, during which Pomodoro develops an unprecedented experimentation with forms – influenced by phenomena such as Minimal Art – giving life to groups of sculptures characterized by a extreme formal synthesis such as the Rotanti, the Forma X and Onda, the Vuoto pieno, but also a series of graphics in bright colors, which recall the chromatic ranges favored by Pop and Op artists.

In these same years, Pomodoro was the protagonist of crucial and stimulating experiences, between the United States and Italy: he taught on the Stanford and Berkeley campuses; he initiates and takes care of “counterculture” initiatives with other friends such as the avant-garde critical magazine Che Fare or the cycle of “public art” exhibitions Una scultura nella strada; he is a member of the organizing commission of the 1968 Venice Biennale…

The exhibition – curated by Federico Giani, curator of the Foundation – presents more than forty works by Pomodoro – including sculptures, graphics, multiples, drawings, models and prototypes –, a selection of archival materials, and some works by American artists – colleagues and students from the American campuses – with whom Pomodoro became friends in those years, such as Harold Paris, Sue Bitney, William T. Wiley and Stephen Laub.


How to access the exhibition

When: every Sunday from 28 October to 17 December 2023 and from 13 January to 19 May 2024, from 11 am to 7 pm (last admission half an hour before closing)

Where: entrance from the courtyard of the Foundation, in Via Vigevano 9 (Milan)

Tickets: €8 full / €5 reduced / free for students under 26 and for the Foundation’s Members, Members of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Members of ICOM

Free guided tour of the exhibition: on opening Sundays, alle 11:30 am, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (the visit is included in the admission ticket)

The rooms of Studio Arnaldo Pomodoro are not entirely accessible to people with severe motor disabilities

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