Licata/Morandis. Bari between Venice and Byzantium. Spatialism

07 February - 10 March 2008 | Bari - Castello Svevo

curated by G. Granzotto and B. Morandis

The Swabian Castle of Bari hosts from 7 February to 10 March, the exhibition "Bari between Venice and Byzantium. Spatialism European Licata and Morandis "by Giovanni Granzotto and BarbaraMorandis. The works on display - a hundred - reveal the artistic journey of two strong personalities that were strengthened in the context of Spatialism, one of the most innovative movements of post-war Italian and European, founded in Milan by Lucio Fontana, who was in Venice a significant center reference The story will be traced from the conference on "Gino Morandis (1915-1944). Spatialism Europe "to be held on February 7 at 11:00 am in the Conference Room of the Castle Svevo. It will be chaired by Anselmo Villata President INAC and attended Giovanni Granzotto historian and art critic, Richard Licata artist and former professor at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, director of Morandis Barbara Morandi, Adriano Villata journalist and historian of art 
The conference in Bari intends to expand studies on the historical aspects of Spatialism, through one of its greatest exponents. Gino Morandis was a leading figure in the world of culture and art, as an operator and as a theorist. He had friendly relations and cooperation with Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova and other members of the artistic culture and aesthetics of the twentieth century. The turning spatialist early fifties led him to develop a language of pure abstraction fantastic animated by strong color sensibility, in the grand tradition of the Veneto. A bright coloring her, which expands into a magical atmosphere. The research on expressive color space will lead them to ever more essential, experimenting with forms and plastic embossed using transparencies of textures. A job that had significant awards in numerous editions of the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadrennial, and prizes in several prestigious festivals. Was a professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, after having been a pupil of Giorgio Morandi in Bologna and Virgilio Guidi.
Artist of European training and strong musical sensibility is Riccardo Licata: born in Turin in 1946 he settled in Venice but entertaining close ties with Paris, where he was also assistant Gino Severini and taught mosaic, engraving, plastic arts. Techniques by which he starred with particular sophistication its membership since 1949 to the abstract culture. Has also developed an intense activity of art in public spaces and scenery, with valuable evidence decorative tapestries goldsmith tissue to the glass. In every form of expression stands for the ability to express fields of signs-symbols, alphabets and ideals mysterious pentagrams compounds in forms of great elegance and rhythmic sound clarity color. Participation at the Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Paris, Ljubljana, Alexandria consecrated his international success.