Emilio Vedova. Tempo Inciso is the major exhibition that the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation dedicates to the graphic work of the Venetian master. The vast and exhaustive exhibition, organized in the two locations at the Magazzino del Sale and at the Spazio Vedova sulle Zattere, gives an account, starting from the sixties, of the decisive centrality of these techniques - from engraving to silk-screen printing, from lithography to collage - in the work by Vedova. The exhibition was curated with great passion and attention by Fabrizio Gazzarri, collaborator of Emilio Vedova for decades (and former Director of the Foundation's Archive and Collection), who suddenly passed away at the beginning of July 2023.
Graphics have always fascinated Vedova in the various salient moments of his career as witnessed at the Magazzino del Sale and at the Spazio Vedova where you can admire a wide selection of the Maestro's works with many unpublished works, starting from the lithographs of the sixties up to the latest engravings and serigraphs from the nineties and two thousand, accompanied by three-dimensional works (the "litoplurime" and "seriplurime" of the seventies) where the choice of double-sided printing is ideally linked to the complexity of the Plurimi of the previous decade. The materials used as l acid, metals, stone, inks, film collages, the montage of images taken directly from the media, photographs, fully enter the "palette" of Vedova's interventions, expressing his communicative "urgency": these are overall stimuli that come from afar and, among other things, from the Berlin experience and in the exhibition 7 photocollages from 1968 are decidedly linked to that phase.
At the Magazzino del Sale the Machina Robotica will be in motion and will bring visitors the various cycles of graphics including engravings, lithographs, serigraphs and glass printing. In the so-called Spazio Vedova, near the Magazzino del Sale (also at the Zattere), you can admire a precious setting video on the world of Vedovian graphics created by Tomaso Pessina of Twin Studio in which period footage is also used.