Galleries and Exhibitions
Paolo Ventura's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Some of those galleries are Galleria del Cembalo in Italy, Flatland Gallery in the Netherlands, as well as Galerie Edwynn Houk | Zurich in Switzerland. Paolo Ventura most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria del Cembalo in Rome (11 February 2020 until 20 March 2020) with the exhibition Second Visions. Paolo Ventura's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam (11 September 2020 - 16 October 2020) with the name Solo show and Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam (15 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name – T H E S I L E N T C I T Y –.
Paolo Ventura in private collections
On Artland Paolo Ventura's works can be found in the following collection: Collezione Tatanini which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Liam Fallon, and Sandro Diener.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy is also the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as a vital centre for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.