NEWS
March 2018

AT PRADA RONG ZHAI,
PRADA PRESENTS “ROMA 1950–1965,”
AN EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY FONDAZIONE PRADA

From left to right: Antonio Sanfilippo “Nulla si crea dal nulla” (Nothing Is Created from Nothing), 1954 – “Metamorfosi 1” (Metamorphosis 1), 1960 – “Nucleo” (Nucleus), 1957 – “Senza titolo” (Untitled), 1959 - Senza titolo (Untitled), 1959 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada

On 22 March at Prada Rong Zhai in Shanghai, the historical residence reopened in October 2017 following a long restoration process, Prada will present the exhibition “Roma 1950-1965,” organized by Fondazione Prada.

Conceived and curated by Fondazione’s Artistic and Scientific Superintendent Germano Celant, the exhibition explores the exciting cultural climate and lively art scene that developed in Rome during

the period following World War II, bringing together over 30 paintings and sculptures by artists including Carla Accardi, Afro Basaldella, Mirko Basaldella, Alberto Burri, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Ettore Colla, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Nino Franchina, Gastone Novelli, Antonio Sanfilippo, Toti Scialoja, and Giulio Turcato.

The exhibition also investigates the important role the Italian capital fulfilled in the Italian cultural and moviemaking scene through a collection of documents from that period that evoke the historical and artistic contexts of their day.

“Roma 1950–1965” will be open to the public from 23 March to 27 May 2018, and is part of the program of cultural events and cultural initiatives organized by the Prada Group in China.

From left to right: Piero Dorazio “Orangerie”, 1962 – “Sottovoce blu” (Blue Whisper), 1960-61 – “Aiuto Musa!” (Help Me Muse!), 1960 – “Lettera al Rosso” (Letter in Red), 1959 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada
From left to right: Giulio Turcato “Composizione su nero” (Composition on Black), 1955 – “Composizione” (Composition), 1961 – “Composizione” (Composition), 1953 – “Reticolo” (Lattice), 1958 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada
From left to right: Ettore Colla “Giocoliere n.3” (Juggler n.3), 1967-68 - Alberto Burri “Sacco” (Sack), 1952 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada
From left to right: Giuseppe Capogrossi “Superficie 30” (Surface 30), 1952 – “Superficie 116” (Surface 116), 1955-70 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada
From left to right: Ettore Colla “Rilievo legno e ferro” (Wood and Iron Relief), 1961 - Alberto Burri “Bianco-Rosso (T T X)” (White-Red [T T X]), 1954 - Alberto Burri “Rosso plastica” (Red Plastic), 1962 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada
From left to right: Alberto Burri “Bianco-Rosso (T T X)” (White-Red [T T X]), 1954 - Alberto Burri “Rosso plastica” (Red Plastic), 1962 / Photo Alessandro Wang Courtesy Fondazione Prada