28 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER 2018
Mondi Paralleli è la mostra che Fondazione Carisbo e Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città dedicano al pittore visionario Sergio Vacchi e al suo sguardo modernissimo e precursore di tante espressioni figurative del contemporaneo, dall’onirismo cinematografico di Fellini al tratto sensuale di Guido Crepax. Protagonista assoluto dell’arte italiana del Novecento e maestro del cosiddetto “ultimo naturalismo” – secondo le parole dell’amico e grande ammiratore Francesco Arcangeli – Vacchi approda al Neoespressionismo, facendo tesoro di esperienze surrealiste che seppe ricollegare alla grande tradizione della metafisica di De Chirico.
La mostra, a due anni dalla scomparsa del Maestro, è curata da Marco Meneguzzo, che già nel titolo ha voluto richiamare proprio la capacità della pittura di Vacchi di compenetrare ambiti lontani dal mondo dell’arte, dal cinema alla letteratura al fumetto, anticipando la tendenza contemporanea alla contaminazione e al dialogo tra i diversi linguaggi artistici.
5 APRIL – 6 MAY 2018
La Mostra d’arte “I ritratti di Sergio Vacchi” inaugura a Casa Cava nei Sassi di Matera la rassegna “La Basilicata incontra la Toscana”. Sergio Vacchi, maestro dell’informale, è considerato uno dei protagonisti più importanti della pittura italiana del ‘900. Alla presentazione partecipano Marco Spinelli, vice presidente della Fondazione Vacchi e Franco Braia, presidente del Consorzio Casa Cava. La mostra, che si potrà visitare fino a domenica 6 maggio 2018, rientra nella rassegna “La Basilicata incontra la Toscana”, prevede una serie di incontri culturali e gastronomici fino a domenica 6 maggio 2018 sempre a Casa Cava.
11 – 25 JUNE 2017
A cura di Adriano Bimbi e Antonio Natali.
15 JANUARY 2017
Nella ricorrenza del primo anniversario della morte del maestro Sergio Vacchi, il 15 gennaio 2017, la Fondazione Vacchi con il patrocinio dell’Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, del Comune di Monteroni d’Arbia e della Regione Toscana, intende ricordare l’artista con una giornata di studio alla quale interverranno amici e studiosi della sua opera e una mostra di artisti toscani affidata al critico d’arte Nicola Micieli che ha avuto con Vacchi un lungo rapporto di amicizia e collaborazione artistica.
Parteciperanno a questo incontro Antonio Natali, Andrea Granchi e sarà inoltre presente il Sindaco del Comune di Monteroni d’Arbia Gabriele Berni che ormai da anni con la Fondazione ha un rapporto di stima e partecipazione.
Per questa occasione, le sale espositive ed il giardino all’italiana del Castello di Grotti, ospiteranno le opere di Marcello Aitiani, Adriano Bimbi, Cesare Borsacchi, Giuseppe Calonaci, Stefano Cecchi, Renzo Galardini, Andrea Granchi, Fulvio Leoncini, Romano Masoni, Carlo Pizzichini, Augusto Perez, Stefano Tonelli e Luigi Zucconi.
18 JUNE 2016
Bogdanovic, Caredda, Catelli, Melarangelo, Simafra, Sorgato, Welke.
Mostra curata da Marco Tonelli.
13 SEPTEMBER 2014
Da sabato 13 settembre 2014 è stata inaugurata la grande collezione permanente di proprietà della Fondazione Sergio Vacchi delle opere del Maestro; Finalmente per il grande pubblico un percorso antologico nelle sale espositive del Castello di Grotti che vede susseguirsi una summa di lavori che partono dagli anni ’50 fino ad arrivare ai primi del 2000.
Secondo il giudizio dei maggiori critici italiani ed internazionali, Sergio Vacchi rappresenta una delle personalità viventi più complete e poliedriche dal punto di vista artistico e la Fondazione che porta il suo nome propone ai visitatori le opere più rappresentative e significative del suo percorso.
3 AUGUST – 3 SEPTEMBER 2012
Sergio Vacchi Foundation together with the Werkstatt Galerie of Berlin (Germany) presents an exhibition dedicated to the “gestural” painting of Rudolf Zur Lippe, respected philosopher, historian, economist and artist. For this exhibition he focuses his work on the use of Chinese brush and ink on packaging paper, usually three meters long. At the beginning the signs represented the transposition of flocks of flying birds, and then the medium developed in shapes full of energy and fluidity.
5 SEPTEMBER – 30 OCTOBER 2009
edited by Marilena Graniti Vacchi.
After 10 years of activity, Fondazione Sergio Vacchi presents an exhibition of the most recent works by Adriano Bimbi, an artist from Livorno and professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence. The theme “Landscape Studies” has been implemented by the artist on paper and small bronze statuettes. In these works he is interested in the inescapable contrasts, of language that exists between elements of nature and evidence of man on the landscape.
23 AUGUST – 31 OCTOBER 2008
Five young artists graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence, Elisa Zadi, Sandro Palmieri, Lorenzo Barbieri, Roberto Caruso, Luca Mauceri, put their artistic backgrounds to the test on a dreadful current theme: land mines. Unexploded mines are a terrible reminder of war in many countries. Left at the end of a conflict, these bombs have no self-destruction mechanism, and can remain hidden in the ground for decades. Land mines, a weapon in a “coward’s war”, are a permanent tragedy of global dimension.
28 JUNE – 30 OCTOBER 2007
At the entrance of the rooms of the former stables there is an installation made of old wood that forms a raft on which solitary, empty boxes of terracotta and bronze lay. Painted wooden sculptures, spheres, pots and other objects in glazed and “engobe” ceramics, terracotta bars, big iron and bronze sculptures recently made by the artist from Siena are located in the romantic garden of the Castle. These sculptures alone a worth a visit to the exhibition.
14 OCTOBER – 30 NOVEMBER 2006
Sergio Vacchi Foundation honours the American painter Irving Petlin; born in Chicago in 1934, he lives between The US and Europe, the lands where he has been, and still is happily, active. Vacchi Foundation shows a very significant group of artworks by Petlin: a retrospective view comprised of thirteen oil works (on canvas and paper) and one pastel. For half a century Irving Petlin has strongly sustained the importance of painting and drawing in the creation of a piece of art, and he is a master following the tradition of Odilon Redon, James Ensor and Francis Bacon.
30 JULY – 2 OCTOBER 2005
From 30th July to 2nd October 2005 Sergio Vacchi Foundation hosted an exhibition of a group of young artists (both Italian and foreign) all joined together in creating a shared project: the landscape as a place where seasons alternate, as a moving horizon of our habitat in which lays the original integrity and beauty of nature.
13 SEPTEMBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2003
Three years after Augusto Perez died, Vacchi Foundatoin makes a tribute to the incredibly visionary fantasy of one of the most important Italian scuptors of the last half centuary. Works of art of burning and problematic passion will be exposed in the Italian garden of Castello di Grotti, located in the countryside of the Crete Senesi, a series of the ten Clessidre and ten drawings will be shown inside. The aim of the exhibition is to offer visitors an insight into the entire sculptural journey of the life of Augusto Perez and his works of art through contact with pieces full of communicative and mysterious tension.
7 JULY – 29 SEPTEMBER 2002
An exhibition dedicated to the great Giovanni Testori, the intellectual from Milan, expert of the culture of the Italian 19th Century. Rediscovered by Vacchi in his essay on Grundelwald, Testori himself thought and wrote about the painting of his friend from Bologna in 1991. In this exhibition nudes that Testori created between 1972 and 1973 and a number of portraitsof himself that Testori commissioned of contemporary artists are displayed. This was another characteristic, the same preference for portraits: “to portrait” and “to be portrayed” that the writer had in common with the painter.
10 SEPTEMBER – 10 OCTOBER 2001
The legendary Greta Garbo inspired famed film director Giorgio Strehler and talented painter Sergio Vacchi alike. The latter dedicated to Ms Garbo several paintings and recently, inspired by reading the texts by Strehler, he worked again and improved the theme, adding some portraits of the founder of The Piccolo Theatre. On Monday afternoon the vernissage of the exhibition “Greta Garbo-Giorgio Strehler: la chiamata deserta” and interview with the artist. After that in the Foundation’s park, a reading of part of the script by Strehler, read by the actress Andrea Jonasson will take place. To event will conclude with a conversation syle debate between Tullio Kezich and Ugo Ronfani. On Tuesday open doors to visitors of the exhibition; a collection of films curated by The Picolo Theatre, will be shown about Strehler direction, as well as critiques by Carlo Castellaneta.
14 JUNE – 30 JULY 2001
Vacchi Foundation dedicates an exhibition to contemporary artists who have chosen Tuscany as place to live or stay for a considerable time because it is where they have found an ideal environment to live and work. These artists are internationally renowned and come from many different countries. They all focus on painting or its variations and derivatives The works of Japanese sculto Yoshin Ogata are exposed in the Renaissance garden of Castello di Grotti through which it is possible to admire the formal elaboration of a single theme: Water in nature.
19 JULY – 20 OCTOBER 2000
An exhibition of strong European flavor grouping the most important artists of The German Expressionism. The exhibition has several works by Kathe Kollwitz who developed a realistic expression of disapproval between 1904 and 1945. The figurative and realistic paintings timed between the The Two Wars, those of The New Objectivity, will be represented by its most influential artists: Otto Dix, Georg Grosz, Max Beckmann.
5 MAY – 2 JULY 2000
A Collective Exhibition made of thity-five contemporary artists from Tuscany, mainly from Florence and Siena, providing a wide and varied range of arts. Works are dedicated to locations and landscapes typical of the Tuscan territory.
20 JUNE – 5 OCTOBER 1999
Graphic artworks by Goya. In 1999 Vacchi Foundation introduced its activity with an exhibition on the Graphic Art by Goya with 260 engravings.
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