Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
(no admittance after 5 p.m.)
From 5 July to 24 September Giancarlo Vitali’s first anthological exhibit presents a critical reinterpretation of 70 years of his art: from the early works of the 1940s esteemed by Carrà, up to his last and unrevealed production. Together with his paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, extolled by Giovanni Testori, the exhibit displays a vast selection of never-before-seen finished works, engravings and drawings.
Time Out is the first major exhibition of Giancarlo Vitali's work organized by the city of Milan. Curated by his son Velasco Vitali, an artist in his own right, the event is spread over different institutional venues to document a unique artistic trajectory in terms of development, geographical location and recognition. The survey offered of some seventy years of painting encompasses the early works of the 1940s, praised by Carlo Carrà, those of the 80s and 90s, admired by Giovanni Testori, and the most recent and previously unexhibited work.
An entire chapter devoted to Antonio Stoppani, born in Lecco like Giancarlo Vitali, former director of the Museo di Storia Naturale, author of Il Bel Paese (1876) and tutelary divinity of an investigation of the natural landscape. One large painting and 14 drawings enter into dialogue with fossils from the permanent collection and conjure up a fanciful walk through the painting and countryside of Lombardy.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Skira.
The project and the outfits are edited by Studio C14; Special arrangements are signed by Alexander Bellman and Romeo Sozzi.
“Giancarlo Vitali. Time Out” was realized thanks to Almag, Azimut Wealth Management, Bellavista, Torneria Automatico Alfredo Colombo and the partecipation of Broker Insurance Group, Paola d’Arcano, ParkHyatt Milano, Studio Borlenghi, Antiqua Pizzi e Ricami e Sartoria Teatrale Arrigo. At Casa del Manzoni the outfit was coordinated by Lo Scrittoio.