Conceived by Germano Celant, this retrospective is part of the series of exhibitions that Fondazione Prada has dedicated to artists—such as Edward Kienholz, Leon Golub and William Copley—whose practice developed along paths and interests that took a different direction from the main artistic trends of the second half of the 20th century.
With the aim to explore Gnoli's practice and his discourse free of labels, the exhibition brings together over 100 works produced by the artist between 1949 and 1969 and will be complemented by as many drawings. A chronological and documentary section featuring materials, photographs and other items will retrace the biography and artistic career of Domenico Gnoli (Rome, 1933–New York, 1970) more than fifty years after his death. The project has been realized in collaboration with the artist's archives in Rome and Mallorca, which preserve Gnoli's personal and professional heritage.
The exhibition is accompanied by a scientific publication published by Fondazione Prada and designed by Irma Boom featuring a new essay written for the exhibition by Salvatore Settis.
OCTOBER 28, 2021 – FEBRUARY 27, 2022
FONDAZIONE PRADA | MILAN, ITALY