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Carla Accardi At Home
to Sat 19 Jun 2021
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Artist: Carla Accardi

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MASSIMODECARLO presents Carla Accardi at Home, the gallery’s first solo exhibition dedicated to the works of the Sicilian artist.

Artworks

Quadrato, 1981

Sicofoil on a painted wooden frame
40 × 40 cm / 15 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Rosaverdenero, 1968 - 2008

Varnish on sicofoil
65 × 25 cm / 25 1/2 × 10 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Segni Rosa, 1971

Varnish on sicofoil
63 × 80 cm / 24 5/6 × 31 1/2 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Sospeso nel vuoto II, 2013

Vinyl on canvas
200 × 200 cm / 78 3/4 × 78 3/4 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Collisione dei tempi, 2011

Vinyl on canvas
80 × 100 cm / 31 1/2 × 39 1/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Assedio rosso n.7, 1956

Enamel and casein on canvas
55 × 70 cm / 21 2/3 × 27 2/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Pavimento in feltro nero rosso bianco, 2009 - 2010

Felt
400 × 400 cm / 157 1/3 × 157 1/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Verde senza alcuna tregua, 2004

Vinyl on canvas
220 × 320 cm / 86 2/3 × 126 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Nuovo colorato, 2002

Vinyl on canvas
220 × 160 cm / 86 2/3 × 63 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Scultura trasparente, 2002

Perspex and metal
48 1/4 × 63 4/5 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Contatti vari, 2005

Vinyl on canvas
40 × 120 cm / 15 3/4 × 47 1/2 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Bianco nero verderame, 1980

Ceramic
27 × Ø 18 cm / 10 5/8 × 7 1/5 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Vaso Bianco nero ceramica Deruta, 1981

Ceramic
20 × 16 cm / 7 7/8 × 6 1/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Servizio piatti GATTI Faenza, 2002

Ceramic
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Viola giallo, 2010

Lamp
100 × 25 cm / 39 3/8 × 10 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Giallo viola, 2010

Lamp
120 × 25 cm / 47 1/4 × × 10 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Negativo grande, 1954

Enamel and casein on canvas
97 × 146 cm / 38 1/4 × 57 2/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Luci d'inverno, 2009

Vinyl on canvas
220 × 160 cm / 86 1/3 × 63 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Roberto Marossi

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Due ori, 1968

Varnish on sicofoil
70 × 50 cm / 27 1/2 × 20 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Senza titolo, 1974

Varnish on sicofoil and gauze
60 × 80 cm / 23 5/8 × 31 1/2 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Azzurro argento, 1964

Tempera on canvas
98 × 146 cm / 38 2/3 × 57 2/3 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Rosso, 1975

Enamel on sicofoil
50 × 62 cm / 20 × 24 1/2 inches
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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The non-linear installation of the exhibition evokes a domestic and private atmosphere that criss-crosses the rooms of Casa Corbellini-Wasserman, the gallery’s headquarters, and includes objects, photographs and decorative elements that bring together a complex and multifaceted portrait of Carla Accardi. The project is organized with the collaboration of Francesco Impellizzeri (artist and member of the Scientific Committee of the Accardi Sanfilippo Archive).

Carla Accardi at Home not only documents the long career of the artist, a central figure of the Italian and international art scene since the mid-twentieth century but also reflects a personal and emotional narrative about the artist. The exhibition unfolds through pivotal works that punctuate Accardi’s entire career, together with archival photographs and symbolic objects from her home and studio in Rome, where the artist used to welcome friends and artists each day for aperitif, events that have since become legendary. In the spaces of MASSIMODECARLO the works are mixed together to recreate the informal intimate atmosphere that one would have experienced in Accardi’s home, thus works from the 1950s meet and interact with those of the following decades up to the 2000s.

Artistically trained in post-war Italy, in her practice Accardi intertwines individual and social experiences, the personal and collective condition, making history, reality and artifice merge and coincide. Her works combine opposing yet indistinguishable elements that coexist in color and signs, concrete images of a dynamic language. Carla Accardi’s art incorporates the supple sensuality of the sign, which revives static and impersonal materials with its irregular and chaotic richness, giving life to fluid and organic compositions made of signs, materials, colors and shapes.

In Negativo grande (1954) the lines intertwine to create a free and spontaneous plot of positive over negative. Of this period are the works in casein that the artist created kneeling on the ground, placing opaque white on black, in order to overturn the hierarchies of colors and emphasize the positive individuality of an element that detaches itself from the black uniformity, without however opposing it. In Assedio rosso n.7 (1956), white is replaced by red, creating an optical pattern with an irregular and instinctive power.

Color stabilised a primary role in the works starting from the 1960s, as in Azzurro argento (1964), whose surface is overloaded with a dense and luminous turquoise. Having overcome the neutral duality of black and white, the disruptive universe of the Sicilian artist emerges. On the monochrome surface, calligraphic signs are no longer intertwined but dense and rigorous, grouped and isolated in enclosures that oppose the plots of the previous works. The signs seem to be analyzed and controlled in a serial way, as if to reflect a more mature and a greater awareness by the artist. Furthermore, the juxtaposition with silver accentuates the brightness of the work.

Transparency, color and brightness distinguish Accardi’s artistic research up to the 1980s. Combinations of paints and sicofoil produces limitless possibilities. The liquidity of the paints creates, in association with the translucent surfaces of the support, layers of light in which full and empty, presence and absence interweave, as exemplified by Quadrato (1981). In this work, the frame, by means of the sicofoil, is revealed and covered with color, becoming its primary visual element. The sicofoil, crossed by traces of colors, creates surfaces and geometries that flow into the shape of the cone or roll, then taken up again in the series of lamps. Accardi’s work becomes three-dimensional and architectural, moving beyond the boundaries of the picture through the material, the transparency and the lucidity of the colors and finally through the form, placing the work in a fluid dialogue with the surrounding environment.

From the Eighties, the rough surface of the hemp canvas replaced the sicofoil and the invisible becomes visible. The weavings of signs and shapes become an ornamental motif with a musical rhythm, a reflection not only of an inner emphasis but of an ever-growing artistic path. The fields of color are homogeneous and the backgrounds blend together, with tortuous intertwining that flow from every part of the work, as in Collisione dei Tempi (2011) or Luci d’Inverno (2009). The rational image of simple geometric figures is mixed with the labyrinthine image, and sparkling and dark colors are placed side by side, as exemplified by the large work Pavimento in feltro nero rosso e bianco (2009-2010).

The artist has always entrusted the possibility of projecting a personality that escapes any definition and welcomes the possibility of multiple ways of being and existing to the harmony of contrasts. Carla Accardi experiments with the vocabulary of expression to convey her feminine identity, making art an instrument capable of merging dualities: architecture and painting, empty and full, material and immaterial, function and ornament, transparency and opacity, art and life. A horizontal approach well represented by the artist’s will to intervene in the environment in its entirety, starting from the objects with the creation of vases, plates and decorative elements. With her art and the liturgy of her home studio, Carla Accardi invites us to enter an inner universe, conscious of her own individuality, existence and autonomy that materialises in abstract colour, shapes, lines and space.

The Carla Accardi at Home exhibition is accompanied by a selection of images from the Accardi Sanfilippo Archive, which will be made visible on @massimodecarlogallery Instagram account starting from the inauguration of the exhibition. The project also marks the arrival of MASSIMODECARLO on the social media Clubhouse: on May 5th, starting at 7:00pm CET, @ MASSIMODECARLO will open its microphones to the voices of friends, travel companions and scholars who have accompanied Carla Accardi’s life and her career, in the special Aperitivo con Carla (Accardi), moderated by Massimiliano Tonelli (Editorial Director of Artribune).

Carla Accardi (Trapani 1924 – Rome 2014) is considered one of the most influential abstract painters of the twentieth century. Recent exhibitions dedicated to her work include those at: Museo del Novecento, Milano (2020); MUSMA, Matera (2013); Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2008); MACRO, Rome (2004); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2002); MoMA PS1, New York (2001). Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibition in prestigious institutions such as: Fondazione Prada, Milan; MAXXI, Rome; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; MoMA PS1, New York; MoCA, Los Angeles; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome. She took part in Venice Biennale on several occasions (1948, 1964, 1976, 1978, 1993). Works by Accardi are part of major museum collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; MoMA, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; MACRO, Rome; Museion, Bolzano; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

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