GAM | The Modern Art Gallery of Milan and the Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona Foundation present an exhibition dedicated to the extraordinary pointillist season, of which the two respective collections preserve the works of some of the most significant exponents. Set up in the evocative rooms on the ground floor of the Villa Reale, the exhibition is based on a punctual selection of comparisons between the works of the Tortonese Art Gallery, which for twenty years has housed the rich collection of the Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona, and those of the Galleria d 'Modern Art of Milan, custodian of some of the masterpieces of Divisionism and home, over the years, of important exhibitions dedicated to the artists who experimented and shared this pictorial technique and its poetics.
The DIVISIONISM. 2 COLLECTIONS, curated by Giovanna Ginex in collaboration with GAM, will be held from November 19, 2021 to March 6, 2022.
Through thirty works, set up in five sections, the exhibition intends to focus on the elements characterizing the Divisionist experience, its protagonists and the artists who were their companions, present in the two collections: Giacomo Balla, Leonardo Bistolfi, Umberto Boccioni, Giulio Branca, Luigi Conconi, Tranquillo Cremona, Carlo Fornara, Giuseppe Grandi, Emilio Longoni, Angelo Morbelli, Plinio Nomellini, Giuseppe Pellizza, Gaetano Previati, Attilio Pusterla, Daniele Ranzoni, Giovanni Segantini, Giovanni Sottocornola, Paolo Troubetzkoy.
Milan was a key city for Divisionism: here many of its interpreters studied, here many of them found inspiration for works of social denunciation, here they exhibited for the first time at the Triennale di Brera in 1891. The canvases set in Milan - city in that time in full industrial growth and characterized by profound urban, architectural and social changes - they also became spaces for the Divisionists in which to investigate the theme and icons of contemporaneity, progress and the old and new margins.