Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro

BIROLLI, DELUIGI, SANTOMASO, VEDOVA. Works from Venice Biennial 1948


Works from XXIV Venice Biennial

From March 7th to April 28th 2013
Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice

In this Biennale year, Ca’ Pesaro will be offering a cycle of exhibitions in Room 10 that focus on the city’s cultural production through some of the major events of the late 20th century in Venice.

It will examine a fundamental group of works which entered the Gallery’s collections in 1948, during the 24th Venice Biennale. These are Trinité-sur-Mer – Breton port (1947) by Renato Birolli (Verona 1905 – Milan 1959), Homage to Sara (1948) by Mario Deluigi (Treviso 1901 – Venice 1978), Interior (1947) by Giuseppe Santomaso (Venice 1907 – 1990) and The ford (1948) by Emilio Vedova (Venice 1919 – 2006), which for the museum represent the start of its most recent history, coinciding with a broadening of its identity to include some of the most incisive works of the post-war period, with a focus that was at once international, national and local.

Making full use of the archive and documentary resources of the museum, the exhibition offers an instrument to reconsider and examine the links between the history of the collection and that of the Biennale, which have for many years been inextricably bound together.

Curated by Laura Poletto, Cristiano Sant
Coordination Silvio Fuso