Concetto spaziale, Attesa

About Lucio Fontana

Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

Italian, Argentine b., 1899-1968, Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
LUCIO FONTANA, Robilant + Voena, New York
2015
Lucio Fontana, Robilant + Voena, St Moritz
2015
New Skin, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
2015
La ceramica prende forma, Montrasio Arte / Km0, Innsbruck

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
LUCIO FONTANA, Robilant + Voena, New York
2015
La ceramica prende forma, Montrasio Arte / Km0, Innsbruck

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Monochromaniac, Opera Gallery, New York
2016
Carol Bove meets Zero, Galerie Koch, Hannover
2015
Lucio Fontana, Robilant + Voena, St Moritz
2015
New Skin, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
2015
In Part, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
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