Oman National Museum Showcases Italian Post-War Art
The National Museum inaugurated ‘The Infinity of White: Lucio Fontana and the Italian Artists of the Absolute’ exhibition at Bayt Greiza.
ArtDayME: The National Museum in Muscat, Oman, has unrolled the red carpet for an exhibition entitled ‘The Infinity of White: Lucio Fontana and the Italian Artists of the Absolute’ at Bayt Greiza. The exhibition is a pivotal result of cultural collaboration between Oman and Italy, emphasizing the enduring bond between the two nations.
The exhibit features eight works in partnership with the Italian Robilant and Voena foundation, a renowned establishment that promotes Italian post-war art. The showcased artists, including Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, and Paolo Scheggi, are noted for their daring challenge to traditional artistic conventions and their exploration of the concept of space in art.
This exhibition marks the first in the Middle East to focus on Spatialism and its impact on the 1960s and 1970s art. The aim is to introduce these Italian innovators to new audiences and demonstrate how they redefined artistic expressions using the color white to emphasize their spatial experiments.
The exhibition also extends to the National Museum, where Bonalumi’s artwork ‘Rosso (Red)’ will be on display as part of the permanent collection. Jamal Hassan Al Moosawi, Secretary-General of the National Museum, emphasized the significance of the exhibition in enriching the artistic atmosphere of Bayt Greiza. Edmondo di Robilant and Marco Voena from Robilant + Voena shared their delight in curating the exhibition and expressed their hope for it to foster engagement with the pioneering works of Fontana and his peers.