Dire il tempo. Roman Opałka e Mariateresa Sartori
Milan and Venice pay tribute to Roman Opałka with Dire il tempo (Telling time), an exhibition in two chapters curated by Chiara Bertola.
The Franco-Polish artist, who died in 2011, will be the focus of two complementary exhibitions conceived and produced by BUILDING and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, in Milan and Venice respectively.
Both exhibitions revolve around OPALKA 1965/1-∞, the project to which the artist dedicated much of his life. For the very first time, the first and last Détails are being presented together: the first from the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland, is on its debut showing in Italy, while the last, unfinished canvas comes from a private collection and has never been exhibited before now.
Together with Roman Opałka's representations of time, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia will present a group of works by Mariateresa Sartori (Venice, 1961), an artist from a different generation who was a close friend of Opałka's.
The Venetian exhibition was made possible thanks to the generouscollaboration of Anneliese Lenz and the support of the galleries Lévy Gorvy, New York, Michela Rizzo, Venice, Studio G7, Bologna, and Doppelgaenger, Bari.
Roman Opałka, a retrospective
BUILDING, Via Monte di Pietà 23, Milan
May 4, 2019 - July 20, 2019
Press preview: Friday May 3, 2019, 12.30 PM
Opening (invitation only): Friday May 3, 2019, 6 PM
QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION, Castello 5252, Venice
May 7, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Press preview: Monday May 6, 2019, from 11 am to 3 PM
Opening (public): Monday May 6, 2019, 6 PM