Press Release

Lucio Fontana's First Solo Exhibition in Korea
May 11, 2021

SEOUL –

 

Robilant+Voena is delighted to announce Lucio Fontana's first solo exhibition, as well as the first exhibition dedicated to a postwar Italian artist, in Korea, opening today at #UNTITLED (by TESSA) in Seoul.

 

Curated by TESSA in collaboration with Robilant+Voena, the exhibition celebrates Fontana's innovative and pioneering work. Marco Voena comments, "We are very proud to bring Fontana's work to Seoul, in a historic first for Korea. The exhibition showcases the breadth of his remarkable career, featuring highly significant paintings from his Venice and Baroque periods to his renowned white series".

 

The founder of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana is a defining figure in postwar Italian abstraction. Puncturing and slashing clay, canvas and metal, he succeeded in creating art that transcended the boundaries of painting and sculpture to instead become ‘spatial concepts’, famously stating 'We live in the mechanical age. Painted canvas and upright plaster no longer have any reason to exist'.

 

Accompanying Fontana's works are stunning photographs by Ugo Mulas, who famously captured Fontana in the action of creating his dramatic slashes and cuts, as well as the artist's studio. In a striking pairing, the exhibition unites Fontana's bold red canvas, Spatial Concept, The Sun, with a series of photographs taken by Mulas capturing the violent process of its creation.

 

The exhibition opens for private viewing on 11 May, followed by public viewing from 22 May to 24 July.

 

Please click here to visit the exhibition online.