closed Sergio Padovani.

Curated by: Pierluigi Panza

The show

Fools Live in the Sacred is the solo show by the artist Sergio Padovani, scheduled from 15 September to 24 October 2021, curated by Pierluigi Panza and part of the calendar of appointments of the Milan Art Week 2021 during Miart.

The exhibition presents one of the most innovative authors of the current Italian pictorial panorama, an original and unique authorial voice characterized by a visionary mystical tension, between Flemish echoes and contemporary materials, such as bitumen or resins. Sergio Padovani ferries those primeval visions that have been to man since the origin of the world into the contemporary world. The sacred is part of this dimension of the eternal, a theme particularly dear to the artist. Sacred understood as a place inhabited by two opposite thrusts: the ascensional one that pushes towards the divine and the opposite one that pushes instead towards the places of sacrifice and the cursed.

The exhibition is organized by the Stelline Foundation in collaboration with The Bank Contemporary Art Collection, an important collection that is gathering an essential testimony - and conducting a precise mapping - on the new painting trends in Italy. With sporadic forays abroad, but always keeping faith with the figurative pictorial genre, long forgotten and today instead forcefully returned to the fore.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, published by Antiga Edizioni, with the critical contributions of the curator Pierluigi Panza and Barbara Codogno.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Corso Magenta, 61
20123 Milano


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