Curated by: Vincenzo de Bellis
From 11 September 2021, the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation presents the first Italian exhibition of Charlotte Posenenske, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis. Internationally renowned artist and central figure of the German minimal movement, Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985) worked mainly with sculpture, obtaining wide recognition in Germany and on the international scene until she decided, in 1968, to devote herself to sociology. From B to E and more is her first retrospective in Italy and traces the evolution of the practice of an artist who died prematurely, focusing on a series of works, among the best known, actually made in just over a year. His work is distinguished by its radically open nature: by insisting on the concepts of repetition and industrial fabrication, Posenenske developed a form of minimalism which, unlike his American contemporaries, addressed the socioeconomic and political concerns of '68 in order to rethinking the status quo of the art market and rejecting pre-established cultural hierarchies. In these years of pandemic and social protests resulting from an ever-growing concern about economic polarization, the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation proposes Charlotte Posenenske: from B to E and more with the aim of opening up to a necessary discussion on the dynamics that govern the structures world economies and in particular the contemporary art system. It does so through the work of an artist who worked on these issues over 50 years ago, to testify how, despite the progress of our civilization, we are cyclically confronted with the same concerns, even if generated by events of a profoundly different nature. The exhibition is organized with the kind support of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.