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Galleria Cavour hosts the exhibition of Cleto Munari

24 January - 2024

Cleto Munari 50 anni di visioni

Born in 1930, Cleto Munari is one of the most illustrious representatives of the Italian and international art scene. In his rich production he has experimented with forms and materials ranging from furnishing accessories and everyday objects to the most sophisticated jewellery. His immense creativity, capable of internalising the inspirations of the past and transforming them into a visionary and contemporary key, has produced works in the permanent collections of the world’s most famous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA in New York.

On the occasion of the 50th edition of Arte Fiera, which also coincides with the 50th anniversary of this brilliant artist’s career, Contemporary Concept, under the curatorship of Daniela Brignone, brings the work of Cleto Munari to Bologna, through an exhibition that has already been a great success in Palermo, Rome, Milan and Turin. The one being staged in the capital of Emilia is more than just a museum exhibition; it is an unprecedented dynamic formula specifically designed to dialogue with the city’s “genius loci“. For the first time, in addition to his illustrious works, there will also be completely new furniture and accessories.

The artistic relevance of the event demanded a location of excellence, and so Galleria Cavour, which has always been an emblem of beauty and prestige, was the designated venue to host the exhibition. Right from the entrance, with its refined showcases, visitors will be accompanied in an artistic experience that will continue up to some of the splendid frescoed rooms of Palazzo Vassé Pietramellara which, with their charm, will offer an even more exciting immersion in Munari’s universe. The exhibition opens on Friday 2 February with a preview reserved to the press and with an exclusive cocktail party on invitation that will accompany the vernissage. It will then open to the public during the Arte Fiera weekend, as also recalled by the Art City programme, on Saturday 3 February from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 4 February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. It will be possible to visit it, with free admission, until 2 March from Tuesday to Saturday (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and on Sundays by appointment.

This is a perfect opportunity to get to know personally an artist who, at 93 years of age, continues to enchant with his flair and creative ferment as he is able to anticipate the times and surpass fashions.