ALBERTO BIASI. A DIP IN THE RAINBOW
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Lungotevere in Augusta, Roma
From 13/10/2021 to 20/02/2022
The exhibition, through 60 works, pays homage to Alberto Biasi who, among the founders of the Paduan Group N, is one of the most coherent optical kinetic European artists. An anthology of the great Master's production, one of the undisputed protagonists of the art of the Second World War in Italy.
The works exhibited and the 4 environments-installations ranging from 1959 - when Biasi formed the N Group in Padua at a very young age - until 2014, tell the full story of the artist's activity focused on perceptual investigation, through works that address poetically and scientifically themes related to vision.
The exhibition reconstructs the creative path of Biasi, from the beginnings to the most recent experiments. Within the exhibition, the visitor will encounter environments, such as Light Prisms (Dive into the rainbow), Eco and Projection of Lights and Shadows, where Biasi explores the decomposition of form through light and the perceptual illusion that light itself contributes to produce lamellae and overlapping of planes able to simulate movement, plays of light, three-dimensional optical illusions, interactive compositions, animate the spaces of the Ara Pacis Museum, in a game of references between tradition and experimentation: Trame - the first overlaps of perforated papers -, Twists, Optical-Dynamic Reliefs, and Polytypes, up to Assemblages and works of the last period; contaminations of an artist who, while keeping alive the link with tradition, had the privilege of taking a dip in the future.
From the perspective of the dual role of the individual - creator and user at the same time - the path also presents the happy encounter between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality in the work "Io sono tu sei".
The exhibition is divided into six sections that correspond to the different types of works of the artist and that tell the path of his conceptual research. The realization of these works begins in the period preceding Group N, determining the expressions of kinetic art or programmed art and based on optical and luminous phenomena.
Every day from 9.30 to 19.30
Last entry one hour before closing
December 25th and January 1st
Full € 13,00
Reduced € 11,00
For more information, consult the website: www.arapacis.it