Gianfranco Notargiacomo is an artist in many ways a precursor of uncodified languages, able to move from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason he represented the solution to the knots opposed to each other, contrasting, intertwined: divergent and convergent at the same time.
La Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Spoleto, like all the museums in the world, has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate over time and leave the deposits from time to time.
The exhibition Convergenze inaugurates at Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14th December at 11.30 a.m. and will be open until Sunday 8th March 2020. The exhibition project takes its title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the first solo exhibition of the artist held in Rome in 1971 at the Galleria La Tartaruga by Plinio De Martiis, then repeated several times over the decades in various museum spaces, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred omìni in colored plasticine that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public, the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show“.
In the spaces on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, just where the permanent collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna was once located, about 140 omìni will dialogue with the works selected from the deposit of the collection, in a continuous flow between memory and the present, as if they were enchanted witnesses of an apparition, of a revelation. On the occasion of the exhibition Notargiacomo, curated by Marco Tonelli, he will donate to the Modern Art Gallery of Spoleto one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically converging, as the title says, his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, there will be a public meeting in which the artist will illustrate point by point his ties with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with students of the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci” in Perugia and RUFA – Rome University fo Fine Arts in Rome.