CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowFree Admission
October 2, 2013
November 3, 2013
The exhibition Milano Vienna Berlino – Testori e la Grande Pittura Europea at Spazio Oberdan in Milan is held in commemoration of Giovanni Testori (1923–1993), a major Italian writer, playwright, art historian and literary critic.
The aim of the exhibition is to highlight one of the lesser known aspects of Testori, being his passionate role as a talent scout for contemporary art. He not only discovered many Italian artists who were to become famous, but also contributed significantly in placing international artists in the Italian limelight.
Through an analysis of the period that marked the comeback of painting in contemporary art, the exhibition selects some of the most important artists supported by Testori, broken down into the geographic areas of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
On display are works by the great masters of the eighties, like the Germans Rainer Fetting, Karl Horst Hödicke, Hermann Albert, Karl Klaus Mehrkens and Peter Chevalier, the Austrians Gunter Damisch, Hubert Scheibl and Josef Kern, the Swiss Willy Varlin, Martin Disler and Samuel Gabai, and the Italians Enzo Cucchi, Giovanni Frangi, Velasco Vitali and Alessandro Verdi.