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Great contemporary art at MACI in Imperia

Kupka, Manzoni, Fontana, Delaunay in the prestigious collection of architect Lino Invernizzi now on display at Villa Faravelli.

This is one of the most representative and complete private collections of figurative art of ‘900 and is on display at the MACI, the new Contemporary Arts Museum of Imperia. It consists of the prestigious Lino Invernizzi collection, son of the more famous Angelo who designed the Piacentini Tower, an arts enthusiast and patron who collected contemporary masters throughout his entire life.

Thus the first floor rooms of the villa have become the home of a unique collection: sixty paintings, sculptures and graphic works testifying to the Italian and International post-war II artistic evolution. There are works by Frank Kupka, a leading figure of Russian Cubo-Futurism, and “Paysage” by Robert and Sonia Delaunay, who belonged to the so-called Orphism. There are also works by Serge Poliakoff, Joseph Albers, Max Bill, Victor Vasarely. An entire section of the museum is devoted to Italian abstract artists: two slashed canvases by Lucio Fontana stand out, but there are also Piero Manzoni, a symbol of Italian and International neo-Dadaism, with an “Achrome”, and Marino Marini with his single-cast sculpture “Horse and Rider”, in addition to Piero Dorazio, Mario Radice, Renato Birolli.

The event was curated by art historians Franco Boggero and Alfonso Sista, from the Superintendence for Fine Arts and Landscapes in Liguria, with the collaboration of Daniela Laura, art historian.

Until August 27, MACI’s park and ground floor will host “In between”, by Carin Grudda, a German artist who lives in Lingueglietta (IM).

[Alessandra Chiappori]

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