NEW YORK – ROBILANT+VOENA LAUNCHES A NEW VIDEO ON FONTANA’S WHITE PAINTINGS AT TEFAF ONLINE 2020 AND SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYS CONCETTO SPAZIALE ATTESE AT 980 MADISON IN NEW YORK CITY.
With its hypnotically white surface sliced with four dramatic vertical incisions, Lucio Fontana’s Concetto spaziale, Attese, is a spectacular example of the artist’s signature tagli (cuts). Moving beyond the two-dimensionality of the picture plane, Fontana’s tagli took his canvases into the third dimension, defying the traditional division between painting and sculpture. The painting’s quartet of gently curving cuts creates a quasi-calligraphic composition with a beguiling sense of rhythmic movement.
In association with Carolyn H. Miner, Robilant+Voena has produced a new video on the genesis of Fontana’s ground-breaking white slashes, tracing their evolution from his colourful monochromes of 1958, to his prize-winning installation at the 1966 Biennale.
Robilant+Voena is pleased to present the painting in their new space in New York City, Suite 303 at 980 Madison, an iconic building on the Upper East Side which is one of the world’s premiere spaces for art galleries
Marco Voena explains “Our space at 980 Madison allows clients to come and view Concetto spaziale, Attese in a private environment The experience of standing in front of a painting, that moment of contemplation, is so important. Although art fairs are now moving online, at Robilant+Voena we want to do as much as possible to privilege this transcendent experience with a work of art while respecting clients’ safety.”
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