The unrepeatable nineteen sixties. A dialogue between Rome and Milan

10th May > 31st July 2011

Through over one hundred and seventy works, between paintings and sculptures, ranging from the tabula rasa of monochrome to optical and kinetic experiments, Nouveau Réalisme to Pop Art, this exhibition restored the vital and proposing image of the period when Rome and Milan were crucial centers for the definition of a new Italian geography of art which saw the great masters of the time communicating with the new generations. The public saw works by artists such as Lucio Fontana, Alexander Calder, Gianni Colombo, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Alighiero Boetti, Luciano Fabro, David Hockney, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Piero Manzoni, Fausto Melotti, Man Ray, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Günther Uecker and many others. The works came from prestigious institutions such as the Fondazione Marconi, Fondazione Lucio Fontana and Fondazione Piero Manzoni in Milan, the MART in Trento and Rovereto, the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri from Città di Castello, the Berardo Collection in Lisbon, the Peggy Guggenheim Collcetion in Venice, the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto and the MuseoThyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.