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GIORGIO DE CHIRICO – GIULIO PAOLINI /
GIULIO PAOLINI – GIORGIO DE CHIRICO
CLOSES ON JUNE 24
WHAT Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) has long been celebrated for the works he created during a brief period in the 1910s—the Metaphysical paintings that proved critically influential to the Surrealists. Yet this narrative of de Chirico as a precursor of Surrealism overlooks or omits the output created in the subsequent five decades of the artist’s career, work that remains difficult to see in the United States. The artist’s exploration of appropriation, irony, and other strategies appealing to a postmodern sensibility has proven highly influential to later artists, even as it remains outside of a traditional narrative of de Chirico’s oeuvre. CIMA’s exhibition pairs works from across de Chirico’s long-ranging career with works by noted conceptual artist Giulio Paolini (b. 1940), who has spent nearly half a century engaging with the works of de Chirico. In so doing, it offers an opportunity to see de Chirico in new light and to consider his impact on the work of conceptual artists in general and Paolini in particular.
Highlights include a major series of de Chirico’s paintings from the 1910s, including several Metaphysical masterpieces that have rarely been presented in the United States, as well as a series of new works on paper by Paolini, created specifically for the installation at CIMA.
WHEN Through June 24, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Free Open House, Saturday June 24, 11am – 6pm
WHERE CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome St., 4th floor
New York, NY 10013
ADMISSION $10; students and CIMA members free.
Booking advised at www.italianmodernart.org
CIMA Founded in 2013, the public nonprofit CIMA is dedicated to presenting modern and contemporary Italian art to new audiences. Through critically acclaimed exhibitions—many of them bringing work to U.S. audiences for the first time—along with a wide variety of public programs and substantial support for new scholarship, CIMA situates Italian modern art in an expansive historic and cultural context, illuminating its continuing relevance to contemporary culture and serving as an incubator of curatorial ideas for larger cultural institutions.
CIMA provides a distinctive new “slow art” model for the display and viewing of art, one that brings together and serves both the public and scholars. A visit begins with a complimentary espresso, followed by an informal exhibition tour with one of the resident art history fellows. Visitors are welcome to linger for additional looking and conversation.