Curated by: Davide Ferri
Fondazione Coppola is happy to announce the opening of its venue at the Torrione in Vicenza for the "La Torre" exhibition curated by Davide Ferri. This double solo show of the artists Neo Rauch (Leipzig, 1960) and Rosa Loy (Zwickau, 1961) will run from May 5 to August 31. This is the first solo show of the artists in Italy. The driving force behind it is the entrepreneur and patron of the arts, Antonio Coppola, who purchased and then donated the Torrione to the City of Vicenza in exchange for 30 years of rights to its use following meticulous restoration by UP3 Architetti Associati under the careful supervision of the Superintendent for Architecture and Urban Landscape before deciding to make it the headquarters of his Foundation: a center dedicated to contemporary art.
The first show, presenting a series of paintings and drawings by Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy never seen before, was put together expressly for the display space at the Torrione and offers viewers the chance for an initial approach to the work of two of the world’s leading figures in painting in recent decades. The two artists are linked to the city of Leipzig, where a figurative language began developing in the early 1900s and continued into the Third Millennium (the Leipzig school, for example) that has attracted the interest of various generations of German artists.