Monday, January 4

Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting

"This major retrospective exhibition—the first in the United States in more than 35 years and the most comprehensive ever mounted—showcases the pioneering work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central and singular protagonist of post–World War II art. Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, often combined with fragments of discarded clothing. ..."
Guggenheim (Video)
Guggenheim: The Trauma of Painting
NY Times: Alberto Burri, a Man of Steel, and Burlap
VOGUE: Why You Should See the Guggenheim’s Alberto Burri Retrospective for Veterans Day