Ettore Spalletti. Un giorno così bianco, così bianco
MAXXI, Rome 13 March – 14 September 2014 curated by Anna Mattirolo
GAM, Turin 27 March – 15 June 2014 curated by Danilo Eccher
MADRE, Naples 13 April – 18 August 2014 curated by Andrea Viliani and Alessandro Rabottini
Yes, colour, as it moves, occupies space and we enter.
There is no longer any frame to delimit space.
By removing it, colour assumes space and invades space.
And when this it occurs, it is miraculous.
Ettore Spalletti, 2006
Over 70 works, three museums and one single title for three exhibitions born of the desire to present the variety, complexity and depth of the artistic practice of the master of Italian contemporary art Ettore Spalletti.
The exhibition Un giorno così bianco, così bianco opens to the public at the MAXXI with a project characterised by large environmental installations conceived specifically for the occasion with which the artist confronts such a highly characteristic architectural space.
Ettore Spalletti has appropriated a space within the Museum to construct another itinerary from his most recent works. The arrangement is musical, comprised of chromatic chords, pauses and silences that link the pieces into a single composition: each work emits its own individual sound that, when experienced from the centre of the gallery join to create a harmonious symphony.
The exhibition continues at the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin (from the 27 March) with an ample selection of works from the artist’s studio and important private collections. The show will conclude at the MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina in Naples (from the 13 April) with the presentation of an excursus of historic and recent works retracing Spalletti’s artistic activities.