'... Ma un'Estensione' Gastini, Icaro, Mattiacci, Spagnulo

In comparison in Venice, the works of four great artists

From 26 September 2015 to 28 February 2016

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Amongst the current exhibitions in Venice you cannot miss '...Ma un'estensione'. Hosted by the International Gallery of Modern Art Ca 'Pesaro until 28 February 2016, the exhibition compares works by four contemporary artists: Marco Gastini artist, Paolo Icaro, Mattiacci Eliseo and Giuseppe Spagnulo.

As proof of its usual interest in the combination of painting and sculpture, Ca' Pesaro Venice Italy exhibition is pleased to present to the public amongst the Venice Italy art exhibitions '... Ma un'estensione', a deep dialogue on art and life that results from many years of friendship between the four protagonists: Marco Gastini, an eclectic painter from Turin who has been able to constantly put together painting, space and matter, Eliseo Mattiacci artist, a Marche-born sculptor known to use a variety of materials, especially metal ones, Giuseppe Spagnulo, master in making even the more imposing sculptures look light and Paolo Icaro artist, one of the most respected masters of Italian sculptures of today.

The original Venice Italy contemporary art exhibition is part of a project devised by the Foundation of Venice Civic Museums and entitled 'MuVe Contemporary': now in its second edition, the initiative aims to communicate actively with the Art Biennale through the exhibition of works of modern art.
From Palazzo Fortuny to the Correr Museum, Ca' Pesaro to Mocenigo Palace, the most famous museums in the Venetian capital will host the biggest names in art today, to keep alive the dialogue between ancient and modern heritage and create a constructive exchange between the languages of the past and current ones.

'... Ma un'Estensione', one of the most special Venice, Italy contemporary art exhibitions, highlights some aspects that link the four protagonists. While working in a very different way, Gastini, Icaro, Mattiacci and Spagnulo fully share the theory of the sculptor Medardo Rosso and the painter Umberto Boccioni, according to which one must put the viewer at the centre of the picture, as well as the views of Arturo Martini, who referring to sculpture, invokes ' ...I am not an object, but an extension ', a phrase that inspires the title of the Ca' Pesaro, Venice, Italy exhibition.

Therefore, it is worth spending a few words on the magnificent scenery of Venice that hosts the exhibition: the magnificent Ca' Pesaro Palace. Located in the Santa Croce district and overlooking the Grand Canal, the building was built around the middle of 1600s for the noble Pesaro family according to a design of the Baroque architect Baldassarre Longhena, who also designed other important works such as Ca' Rezzonico and the Madonna della Salute Church.

In 1897, on the occasion of the second edition of the Biennale, the civic collection of contemporary art was started, which allowed Ca' Pesaro to be chosen, in 1902, as the permanent headquarters of the International Gallery of Venice (Italy) contemporary art.
In the first half of the 20th century, the building became the headquarters of the famous Bevilacqua La Masa exhibition, which proved an excellent springboard for young artists such as Casorati, Arturo Martini, Boccioni and Gino Rossi.

Ca' Pesaro Palace also hosts today the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice, one of the most valuable international collections of Japanese art of the Tokugawa Period: boasting more than 30,000 pieces of armour, daggers, swords, delicate porcelain and lacquer, with important sections entirely devoted to Indonesian and Chinese art.
These objects, purchased by Prince Henry II of Bourbon during his trip to Asia, were initially kept at his residence at the Palazzo Vendramin Calergi. After his death, however, the entire collection went to an antique dealer in Vienna who started the sales activities; it was only after the end of World War I that the precious objects returned to Italy as compensation for war damages suffered by our country.
Since 1928, thanks to an agreement between the City of Venice and the state, this collection of priceless art is housed in the splendid rooms of Ca' Pesaro in Venice, Italy exhibition.

From 26 September 2015 to 28 February 2016, come and admire the work of Eliseo Mattiacci artist, Marco Gastini, Giuseppe Sagnulo and Paolo Icaro in '... Ma un' Estensione', at Ca' Pesaro in Venice, Italy exhibition. The Venice art exhibitions can be visited with the normal entrance fee to the museum also sold online on our portal.

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Ca' Pesaro 2015 Venice, Italy exhibition' ... Ma è un'Estensione'

Location: Venice - Palazzo Ca' Pesaro

Dates: 26 September 2015 to 28 February 2016


Opening Times:

Until 31 October 2015, from Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)

From 1 November 2015 onwards, from Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm)

By Insidecom Editorial Staff