Organized in close collaboration with the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, the show highlights the years 1955-1965, a pivotal period in the artist’s career, thanks to exclusive archival materials and new to the public artworks. The exhibition documents Arnaldo Pomodoro’s early creative development from 1954 onward, a decisive starting point of this period being his move to Milan the same year. There, the sculptor begun weaving wefts made of embossed signs, creating visual conditions that blurred the line between bi and tri-dimension.
‘To me this was a period of great intellectual exchanges,’ says the artist, ‘with the meeting of Lucio Fontana and the group of young Milanese that Enrico Baj and Sergio Dangelo had gathered together in their magazine “Il Gesto”. It was the time of Manzoni and Castellani’s “Azimuth” group, of the Germans of the “Zero” group, of Gastone Novelli and Achille Perilli and the “Esperienza Moderna”, together with the great generation of architecture and design, such as Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass’.
Tornabuoni Art is bringing together for the first time more than 30 of Pomodoro’s most iconic works of the period 1955- 65 in this show: the silver, lead and bronze bas-reliefs, made up of a dense series of rhythmic markings, a track of knots, resembling a sort of imaginary archaic writing.