Magic Realism. An Italian style

  • When:   October 19, 2021 - February 27, 2022
  • this event is ended

Painting of the 20th centuryArt Exhibitions in MilanoGiorgio de ChiricoMario SironiCarlo CarràGino SeveriniUbaldo OppiAntonio DonghiFelice CasoratiAchille FuniRealismo MagicoRitorno all'ordine


Magic Realism. An Italian style
Allestimento mostra Realismo Magico - Carlotta Coppo

“Realistic precision of contours, solidity of matter well placed on the ground; and around it like an atmosphere of magic that makes you feel, through an intense anxiety, almost another dimension in which our life is projected ... "
(Massimo Bontempelli, 1928)

Thus, in 1928, the writer, journalist and playwright Massimo Bontempelli summarizes the character of a specific declination of Italian art between the two world wars.
An expressive modality that, purified from the tensions of futurism and expressionism, works on a new rendering of the image that presents itself to the observer as' icy, clear, often investigated in the smallest details, so realistic that it inevitably turns out to be disturbing and alienating '(G. Belli and V. Terraroli).
It was a phenomenon of transnational significance which, with critical acuity and intelligent intuition, the Munich art critic Franz Roh, in one of his famous essays dedicated to contemporary German painting and published in 1925, defined Magical Realism.

Magic Realism, in its simplicity, is also the title of the exhibition scheduled at Palazzo Reale in Milan from 19 October 2021 to 27 February 2022, curated by Gabriella Belli and Valerio Terraroli.

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan-Cultura, Palazzo Reale and 24 ORE Cultura-Gruppo 24 ORE, this is an exhibition project that aims - according to a precise philological and historiographic reconstruction of the phenomenon of Magic Realism - to make the visitor discover more than eighty masterpieces of this complex and fascinating artistic current, with an installation curated by Studio Mario Bellini with Raffaele Cipolletta.

A new look at the Movement, a new interpretation that, thirty years after the last Milanese exhibition on the subject curated by Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco in 1986, Palazzo Reale once again offers the public a unique opportunity to focus on a historical-artistic period - the one between the two wars - which has suffered a damnatio memoriae for a long time, but which in recent years has first been the subject of a gradual rediscovery through monographic studies on individual artists who have managed to keep it alive. interest and now the subject of a real trend of enhancement which culminates, after thirty years of uninterrupted studies, in this ensemble exhibition on Magic Realism.... read the rest of the article»

In particular, and for the foresight of a great gallery owner and art critic, Emilio Bertonati (1934-1981), to whom the exhibition intends to pay homage and adequate recognition, for his intuition and critical intelligence that was created in an emblematic private collection of masterpieces of Magical Realism, which this exhibition highlights in a particular way, presenting it in its entirety for the first time to the Milanese public together with other works from important collections and museums.

The chronological-philological path revolves around Italian masterpieces of this specific climate, in turn related to some works of the Neue Sachlickheit, the so-called German "New Objectivity", which Emilio Bertonati was the first to promote and made known to Italian culture at the beginning of the Sixties through the Galleria del Levante, in the Milan and Munich offices. The comparisons will also be with the characters of the Italian twentieth century by Margherita Sarfatti, from which Magic Realism stands out, but with whom it shares some artistic personalities such as Achille Funi, Mario Sironi, Ubaldo Oppi.

The exhibition is dedicated to Elena Marco, a cultured and passionate journalist, a wise and far-sighted collector, who shared the exhibition project and has always supported it.

La tua iscrizione non può essere convalidata.
La tua iscrizione è avvenuta correttamente.

Utilizziamo Sendinblue come nostra piattaforma di marketing. Cliccando qui sotto per inviare questo modulo, sei consapevole e accetti che le informazioni che hai fornito verranno trasferite a Sendinblue per il trattamento conformemente alle loro condizioni d'uso

Title: Magic Realism. An Italian style

Opening: October 19, 2021

Ending: February 27, 2022

Curator: Gabriella Belli e Valerio Terraroli

Place: Palazzo Reale di Milano

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 12 - Milano (MI)

Tickets Full € 14.00 | Reduced € 12.00 | Audio guide included

Information and reservations +39 02 54912 | palazzorealemilano.it | ticket24ore.it

More info on this website: https://mostrarealismomagico.it/

Facebook: 24oreculturaMostreLibri



Other exhibitions in Milano and province

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Valerio Adami. Pittore di Idee

At the Palazzo Reale, an anthology of the artist Valerio Adami (Bologna, 1935) celebrates sixty-five years of career and research of one of the greatest Italian artists of the Postwar period. read more»

July 17, 2024 - September 22, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Ingresso libero

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Carlos Alvarez. Las Heras Echoes of the forest: Wild Serenity

"Echoes of the Forest: Wild Serenity" is conceived as an ode to nature in all its facets. Human figures and emotions intertwine with those of animals and natural forces. read more»

June 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Marco Cingolani. Atelier du Peintre

On June 5, 2024, the artist Marco Cingolani will present his artist's studio for the first time, an anthology of works, colors, tools, and sources of inspiration that tell the story of his art. read more»

June 05, 2024 - September 15, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

ArchitectureDesignexhibitions Milano

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012)

From May 22, 2024 to January 12, 2025, Triennale Milano is presenting the exhibition Gae Aulenti (1927-2012), staged in collaboration with the Archivio Gae Aulenti. read more»

May 22, 2024 - January 12, 2025

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artDesignexhibitions Milano

Io sono un drago. The true story of Alessandro Mendini

As part of their cultural partnership, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain are presenting a dual homage to Alessandro Mendini. read more»

April 13, 2024 - October 13, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artSculptureexhibitions Milano

Magali Reus. Off Script

On 10 April 2024 at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro presents Off Script, a solo exhibition by the Dutch artist Magali Reus. read more»

April 10, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

David Horvitz. Abbandonare il locale

Opening on the occasion of the twenty-eighth edition of miart, Abbandonare il locale is the first major solo exhibition in Italy dedicated to David Horvitz. read more»

April 12, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Theodoulos Polyviou. Un Palazzo in esilio

From 10 April to 7 July 2024, Fondazione Elpis presents Un Palazzo in esilio (A Palace in exile), solo show by Theodoulos Polyviou, third chapter of Transmundane Economies. read more»

April 10, 2024 - July 07, 2024

Lombardia

Milano

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Copley

Tommaso Calabro inaugurates Copley, an exhibition celebrating the American artist William N. Copley (1919-1996), known for being an important link between European surrealism and American Pop art. read more»

April 11, 2024 - June 22, 2024

Lombardia

Milano