Giancarlo Vitali. Time Out | Mortality with Vitali, Father and Son by Peter Greenaway, from 05/07/2017 to 24/09/2017 Casa del Manzoni. Milano

Giancarlo Vitali. Time Out | Mortality with Vitali, Father and Son by Peter Greenaway

from 05/07/2017
to 24/09/2017

Casa del Manzoni. Milano

Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.(no admittance after 5 p.m.)
Closed in August
admission 5 €

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.


Peter Greenaway’s installation "Mortality with Vitali" draws on the natural wonders of Lake Como to transform the Manzoni House into a cabinet of curiosities. Greenaway links up with the literary world of Manzoni through Vitali’s painting in a unique setting finely balanced between the present and the past.


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’ArcanoParkHyatt Milano, Studio Borlenghi, Antiqua Pizzi e Ricami e Sartoria Teatrale Arrigo. At Casa del Manzoni the outfit was coordinated by Lo Scrittoio.