World Disclosure Exhibition of the works of Luigi Di Sarro
Edoardo Villa Museum, University of Pretoria, Hatfield
1/03/2018 - 18/05/2018
To commemorate 40 years since the death of Luigi Di Sarro, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Pretoria in collaboration with the Luigi Di Sarro’s Centre of Documentation for Contemporary Artistic Research, and the University of Pretoria Museums present the exhibition, Luigi Di Sarro - World Disclosure at the Edoardo Villa Museum, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, from 1 March to 18 May 2018.
The exhibition is curated by Prof Paola Ballesi, professor of Aesthetics and former Director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata in Italy, who personally met Di Sarro and wrote about his work.
Di Sarro was an artist focused on the cultural revolution that ripened in the sixties, thanks to the fertile soil that was tilled by the neo avant-garde, where the radicalism of new artistic trends, from music to theatre, dance and cinema to the figurative arts, made the revolution of scientific and aesthetic paradigms. This movement opened a new and different vision of the world and things, tangible on a global level.
The exhibition opens on 1 March at 18:00 with a dialogue that flows between the works, mostly sculptural, of two Italian artists of the last century: Di Sarro and Edoardo Villa. The exhibition is comprised of eight sculptures and twelve enlargements, reproduced from original drawings by Di Sarro in 1972, which are placed side by side with eight sculptures by Villa.
On 2 March at 10:00 Prof Ballesi will talk about the exhibition at the Merensky Library Auditorium, Hatfield Campus Library.
To further promote the knowledge of this extraordinary Italian artist, two original prints by Di Sarro will be donated to the University of Pretoria Museums.
For more information, please contact Daniel Mosako at [email protected] or [email protected], tel 012 420 6419/2178/5450.
Contact: 012 420 6419/2178/5450.