Antonio Sanfilippo at Museo RISO, Palermo

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The Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT is proud to announce the loan of two works by the artist Antonio Sanfilippo from the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin to the RISO Museum – Museo Regionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Palermo, on the occasion of the centenary of the painter’s birth.

The works Nero e rosso (Schema Astratto 28/55 ), 1955 and Senza titolo (Pittura 39/59 ), 1959 are now on display in the historic Palazzo Belmonte Riso, home of the museum, and will contribute to the dissemination of artistic culture and dialogue between the two institutions.

The exhibition “Antonio Sanfilippo. Segni, Forme, Sogni della Pittura. Cento Anni” (Antonio Sanfilippo. Signs, shapes, dreams of painting. Hundred years), curated by the art critic Prof. Bruno Corà, is organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Partanna (place of birth of the Artist), the Sanfilippo Archive in Rome and the Fondazione Sebastiano Tusa. This synergy has involved various institutional venues: the Castello Grifeo in Partanna di Sicilia, in the province of Trapani, for the early works; Villa Zito, headquarters of the Fondazione Sicilia; and the Museo del Riso in Palermo for the works of the artist’s full artistic maturity.

The exhibition traces the rich artistic production and will be open until 24 February 2024.




Artist Bio

Among the founders of the Forma group, which was established in Rome in 1947, Antonio Sanfilippo actively supported a renewal of artistic language, premised upon looking back to the experiences of geometric painting. Starting in the early 1950s, a series of trips to Paris and time spent there contributed to the rapid development of his painting in the so-called “concrete” style of the time, characterized by free plastic aggregations, arranged in contrasting chromatic relationships. His work continued to evolve, and between 1953 and 1954 he developed a style marked by interwoven signs. […]

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