The exhibition at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca is an ambitious project that tells the story and passion for art of Alvaro Marchini and his family. Partisan commander, silver medal of the Resistance, business man and co-founder of the company that edited the newspaper “l’Unità”, but also a passionate collector, Alvaro Marchini opened the La Nuova Pesa gallery in 1959, a rich and complex experience that, until its closing in 1976, involved artists and intellectuals. In 1985, shortly after the death of his father, his daughter Simona followed his steps by inaugurating a new gallery, with the same name, in Via del Corso.
The exhibition unfolds along all the spaces of Palazzo Carpegna, in an evocative path that creates an unprecedented dialogue between the works on display and the historical collections of the Academy. Thanks to the contribution of numerous lenders, more than 130 works by 77 artists and leading exponents of modern and contemporary art are presented to the public. The rooms on the third floor welcome visitors with works, among others, by Giacomo Balla, Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo De Pisis, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Renato Guttuso, Mario Mafai, Giacomo Manzù, Giorgio Morandi, Fausto Pirandello, Antonietta Raphaël, Alberto Savinio and Francesco Trombadori.
The exhibition continues along the spiral ramp with photographs, documents and works that tell the human, political and entrepreneurial story of the Marchini family. The Salone d’Onore on the first floor hosts drawings by Scipione, a preparatory study for the Crucifixion by Guttuso (1940-41), a collection of drawings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix and George Grosz, and a selection of works that are representative of the gallery activity. The second half of the ramp is dedicated to Simona Marchini’s new Nuova Pesa, with works by Marco Lodola, Luca Patella, Giuseppe Salvatori, Salvo and Cesare Tacchi, along with photographs and films. The spatial intervention by Maurizio Mochetti marks the itinerary that leads from the garden to the exhibition rooms on the ground floor, where there are the works by Carla Accardi, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bizhan Bassiri, Gino De Dominicis, Rebecca Horn, Paolo Icaro, Jannis Kounellis, Mimmo Jodice, Vettor Pisani, Annie Ratti, Toti Scialoja, Michele Zaza and many more.
da martedì 18 gennaio a venerdì 22 aprile 2022
Accademia Nazionale di San Luca