Ernesto Treccani e il movimento di Corrente

Pizziolo, M 2003, Ernesto Treccani e il movimento di Corrente, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the major exhibition held at the Bandera Foundation when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo. The catalogue offers a meticulous retrospective reconstruction of the whole career path of Ernesto Treccani, one of the protagonists of 20th century Italian culture, through painting, sculpture and poetry.

“Treccani’s entire history must be read under the aegis of a moral imperative: living in time, with the contradictions, fears and hopes of an age that knew great suffering. From the cogent cultural politics of the dictatorship to the passions of the Resistance, from the crisis of the Communist utopia to the moral haze of the turn of the century, from the emergence of the ecological drama to the threat of globalisation. These issues reverberate in rapid succession in the motifs present in the various phases of Treccani’s work. From the first phase, dominated by the need to perfect an elementary alphabet of reality, to the brief Neo-Cubist linguistic investigation. From the period of an impassioned commitment to Realism to that of a heart-rending lyricism of nature. Up to his current experience, defined by the artist himself as ‘gestural but with an assumption of memory’.
‘By rare coincidences of history and culture, the voice of the individual has the fullness of the chorus’, Treccani states. And, indeed, the broad perspective of this exhibition, which displays Treccani’s entire work, from 1940 to today, enables us to grasp the plot of a story reverberating with the salient moments of the Italian art of the last sixty years”.

Fondazione Bandera, opening of the exhibition. Marina Pizziolo welcomes Lidia De Grada Treccani and Ernesto Treccani. Last on the right, Romano Ravasio

Bandera Foundation, one of the exhibition halls