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ALBERTO BIASI

27 March 2015
27 June 2015

Exhibition curator : Serge Lemoine

Tornabuoni Art has the pleasure of presenting an exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist, Alberto Biasi curated by Serge Lemoine. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, this will be his first solo show with Tornabuoni Art Paris; a show centered on the important role he played and continues to play today in Kinetic art.

Born in 1937 in Padua, Alberto Biasi co-founded in 1959 the Gruppo N in 1959 with Ennio Chiggio, Toni Costa, Edoardo Landi and Alfredo Massironi. Alongside them he conducted his first “optico- dynamic” experiments that brought him to participate in 1960 in exhibitions dedicated to lumino-kinetic art alongside Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni and artists of the New Artistic Conceptions and Nuove Tendenze (New Art Practice) movements.

The exhibition brings together emblematic artworks from his series of Trame, Rilievi ottico-dinamici, Torsioni, Ambienti, Politipi, Assemblaggi that show the artist’s will to question the traditional conception of painting by challenging the “classic” perspective and focusing his attention on retinal experiments and visual effects of his works.

The gallery will be presenting for the first time outside of Italy, Light Prisms 1962, a luminous installation in a dark room, previously exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1964 and at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome in 1970.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue (french-english) written by Serge Lemoine, available in the gallery.