The President of the Donnaregina Foundation for contemporary arts Angela Tecce and the Director of the Madre museum Eva Fabbris announce the exhibition dedicated to the artist Kazuko Miyamoto (Tokyo, 1942. Lives and works in New York), which inaugurates the new three-year program.
Open to visitors from 6 July to 9 October 2023 , the exhibition will be the first historiographical survey dedicated to Miyamoto by a European public institution. The exhibition itinerary winds between the second and third floors of the historic Palazzo Donnaregina, retracing the different phases and numerous media through which the artist's practice developed from the 1970s to the early 2000s.
Kazuko Miyamoto's exhibition, curated by Eva Fabbris , is the expression of a broad and transversal look at the history of recent art and the intention of shedding light on stories that are still little known within it.
Since the early Seventies, Miyamoto has worked between two continents and two cultures, finding a very personal way of connecting their deepest issues, contributing to and at the same time contravening the modernist language. She was also the promoter of activist and exhibition contexts that were the first in New York to extend the boundaries of representation for women and non-Western artists. The story of this attitude today finds immediate correspondence in the most current issues in art. This exhibition therefore accompanies the public of Madre in the recognition of narrative and historiographical paradigms that integrate and broaden the gaze on the art of our immediate past according to a completely contemporary sensitivity.
In this perspective, at Madre Miyamoto ideally dialogues with the permanent collection of the museum, in particular - given the friendly and linguistic contiguity between the two artists - with 10,000 Lines (2005) by Sol LeWitt (Hartford, 1928 - New York, 2007) .