With a long-held interest in Chirico’s oeuvre, Paolini often quotes signature motifs from the earlier artist’s works, despite defying Chirico’s traditional painterly methods. As evidenced in CIMA’s installation, Paolini has appropriated Chirico’s meditations on the nature of representation, acknowledging him as a precursor of postmodernism. By juxtaposing important works by both artists "in conversation,” CIMA’s 2016-17 season will present a new appreciation of Chirico’s metaphysical art and its lasting relevance alongside a leading figure of conceptual art.
The exhibition includes an ongoing work by Paolini, Interno metafisico (2009–16), re-conceived specifically for CIMA’s galleries, as well as a series of historical and new works related to various tropes in Chirico’s paintings. The installation also showcases a selection of Chirico’s most iconic metaphysical masterworks, including Le Muse Inquietanti (The Disquieting Muses) (1918). Shown together, the exhibition marks the first time the relationship between Paolini and Chirico has been explored in depth.
The exhibition opens on 14 October and continues until 24 June 2017. Please click here for more information.
Image: © Giulio Paolini. Courtesy Archivio Giulio Paolini, Torino.