From 25 April to 23 August 2015 in Venice, on the occasion of the yearly reopening of Palazzo Cini, San Vio, Venice, a gallery that conserves masterpieces of Renaissance art from Tuscany and Ferrara that belonged to the collector Vittorio Cini, Ettore Spalletti will be creating an ad hoc exhibition project in the second floor of the Palazzo.
This will inaugurate this recently restored space which is destined for temporary exhibitions. Spalletti will be presenting his personal interpretation of the domestically-scaled rooms by observing the variations of light and creating an itinerary that will show well-known works together with others that have never been seen before; their positioning in the “Cini home” is a tribute to the taste of this collector..
Spalletti is now presenting, in five new rooms of Palazzo Cini, paintings, works on paper, and sculptures. Sixteen works in all, mainly pink and blue elements, that express his highly personal research into colour and light, the reaction of materials to light and colour over time, and the subjective perception of people.
Light and colour are two cardinal elements for Ettore Spalletti. In particular, “in order to have the necessary depth for many works, colour must be worked on until it loses its confines, until we no longer perceive if it moves from the outside inwards or from the inside towards the exterior of the surface“.
Ettore Spalletti, Palazzo Cini is a project conceived by Luca Massimo Barbero and Ettore Spalletti, and organized by ASLC Progetti per l’arte – Verona, in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and with the contribution of NCTM e l’arte.
Ettore Spalletti (1940), an artist who represented Italy at the 1997 Venice Biennale, has recently been the subject of large anthological exhibitions, and his works are to be found in the most prestigious Italian and foreign museums.
He investigates the relationship between nature and abstraction; at its heart is the experience of landscape. He expresses the relationship between painting and sculpture as the articulation of colours and volumes in space by exploring such various materials as alabaster, marble, onyx, gold leaf, metals, precious stones, paper, and pure pigment.
Ettore Spaletti a Palazzo Cini
25 April to 23 August, 2015
Opening 11am-7pm (closed Tuesdays)
tickets: 10€, concessions 8€
Campo San Vio
Dorsoduro 864, Venice
Exhibition information and images courtesy of Palazzo Cini.