Fall 2023 programme

Fall 2023 programme

Archivio Piero Dorazio

September 21, 2023
Fall 2023 programme
September 24, 2023–January 14, 2024
Archivio Piero Dorazio
Via Andrea Appiani 22
20121 Milan

T +39 02 3672 0099

Balla ’12 Dorazio ’60. Dove la luce
September 24, 2023–January 14, 2024. Curated by Gabriella Belli / Exhibition design by Mario Botta. In collaboration with Archivio Dorazio. Location: Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lungolago Riva Caccia 1, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland. T
+41 (0)58 866 4240, info [​at​] collezioneolgiati.ch. More information here & here.

Archivio Piero Dorazio is pleased to announce the exhibition Dove la luce, the story of an extraordinary affinity, which brought together two great masters of twentieth century Italian art: Giacomo Balla (1871–1958) and Piero Dorazio (1927–2005).

The exhibition features 47 masterpieces created around two specific dates: 1912, the year in which Balla’s Compenetrazioni iridescenti were conceived, and 1960, the year Dorazio developed his signature mark Trame or Reticoli.

Along with the exhibition, a comprehensive illustrated catalog is published by Mousse Milano, with texts by Gabriella Belli, Francesco Tedeschi, and Riccardo Passoni. The volume concludes with critical apparatuses by Giulia Arganini and Valentina Sonzogni. An interview with Mario Botta will examines the exhibition’s display criteria.

Presentation of the exhibition catalogue Piero Dorazio. La nuova pittura. Opere 1963–1968
September 27, 2023 5:30pm, free admission subject to availability. Location: FORUM900 / Museo del Novecento, Piazza Duomo, 8 Milano. T +39 02 884 440 61, F +39 02 884 440 62, c.museo900 [​at​] comune.milano.it.

Archivio Dorazio presents the monographic volume Piero Dorazio. La nuova pittura. Opere 1963–1968, edited by Francesco Tedeschi with Laura Lorenzoni, realized on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition that took place at Galleria dello Scudo and Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti in Verona, from December 18, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

The volume presents works dating from 1963 to 1968, in which Dorazio, traveling and working back and forth between Europe and the United States, was busy fomenting a collaborative exchange between the two worlds.  His output in this period is marked by an originality that stands out for its distinctiveness within a nineteen-sixties context, staying clear both from any kind of tendency towards the use of visual reduction or pop culture imagery.  

Speakers: David Anfam, art historian and senior advisor of Archivio Dorazio; Bruno Corà, art historian and President of Fondazione Burri, Francesco Tedeschi, curator of the catalogue and editor of Piero Dorazio’s catalogue raisonné; Giorgio Zanchetti, Professor of Contemporary Art History at Università Statale Milan. Moderator: Laura Lorenzoni, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona.

Piero Dorazio. La nuova pittura. Opere 1963-1968. Curated by Francesco Tedeschi in collaboration with Archivio Piero Dorazio. Skira / Galleria dello Scudo, 24 x 30 cm, 508 pages, ISBN 978-88-572-5050-2.

Piero Dorazio. Catalogue raisonné. Paintings and Sculptures
The Archivio Piero Dorazio is currently preparing Piero Dorazio. Catalogue raisonné. Paintings and Sculptures, edited by Francesco Tedeschi with the assistance of Stefano Setti and published by Skira in 2025. 

We invite owners to submit relevant information and photographic documentation regarding their work/s using the data entry sheet available on the website or to contact the Archivio Dorazio at segreteria [​at​] archiviopierodorazio.it. All information will be confidential.

About Piero Dorazio
Piero Dorazio is one of the leading artists of the postwar Italian art scene. He was born in Rome in 1927 where he began his artistic career and was among the founders of the group Forma 1. In the late 1940s, he traveled across Europe where he came into contact with the international avant-garde movement. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fine Arts Department, which he helped to establish in the 1960s.

His work has been exhibited internationally and is represented in major museums and private collections throughout the world, such as Tate, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MoMA—The Museum of Modern Art; New York; The Venice Biennale and dOCUMENTA 2, Kassel. He was awarded the Prix Kandinsky and appointed member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. He died in Perugia in 2005.

About Archivio Piero Dorazio
The Associazione Archivio Piero Dorazio was founded in 2014 at the express wish of Piero Dorazio’s heirs, with the purpose of studying, safeguarding, and promoting the artist’s oeuvre. It is committed to recording and cataloguing the artist’s entire artistic oeuvre. 

Archivio Piero Dorazio, Via Andrea Appiani 22, 20121 Milan, Italy. T +39 02 36720099, segreteria [​at​] archiviopierodorazio.it. Website.

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