Emilio Vedova /by Georg Baselitz at Fondazione Vedova in Venice
The Vedova Foundation presents to the public an exhibition that ideally brings together two great friends, Vedova and Baselitz, who already met in Berlin in the 1960s where Vedova lived for about two years and where he created the work Absurdes Berliner Tagebuch '64 in his large studio .
On the centenary of the birth of Vedova, the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation is pleased that it is the German Master himself who takes care of this exhibition, selecting some works he considers particularly representative. The exhibition conceived by Baselitz presents two series of great works on canvas by Emilio Vedova (teleri) all strictly in black and white, belonging to as many significant moments of his long and complex artistic career, the 50s / 60s and the years 80. In the exhibition space of the Magazzino del Sale, the works are then installed, according to Baselitz's design, on two long front walls. On the right hand side, six large square works from those eighties are displayed which saw the Venetian master as protagonist with an explosive painting of great visual impact; on the left one a series of historical works from the late fifties and early sixties: from the Clash of situations '59 -II-1 carried out at Palazzo Grassi in 1959 on the occasion of the exhibition "Vitality in art" to some works belonging to cycles of those years: Image of time (1958), For Spain (1961-1962).