Press Release

Fontana and The Gothic opening in St. Moritz
January 31, 2022

31 JANUARY 2022

 

Robilant+Voena’s latest exhibition pairs masterworks of Italian Gothic painting with Lucio Fontana’s spatial concepts, presenting the old masters through the lens of Fontana’s art and vice versa.

 

On display in the bright and contemplative spaces of the Protestant Church in St. Moritz, the exhibition will open on 4 February and run until 7 March 2022. This will be the second exhibition pairing Italian Gothic pictures with Fontana’s work. The first was presented by Marco Voena at Sperone Westwater in February 1999, Gold. Gothic Masters and Lucio Fontana.

 

Puncturing and slashing clay, canvas and metal, Fontana created art which transcended the boundaries of painting and sculpture. His works stand as a record of time and process, tearing down physical and intellectual traditions to create the new.

 

For an artist who propelled the fine arts so far into the future, Fontana saw great relevance to the new in Italian Gothic painting, explaining ‘The fundamental conditions in modern art are clearly evident in the 13th century, in which the representation of space begins’.

 

4 February–7 March 2022

Protestant Church, Via Maistra 18, 7500 St. Moritz