COLLEZIONE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA "MARAMOTTI"
"Maramotti" contemporary permanent art collection
The Collection consists primarily of paintings but also includes sculptures and installations. The artists are represented by significant works from early in their careers, and thus by examples of the ways in which their work first brought elements of true and proper novelty into contemporary art.
The permanent collection begins with a number of important European paintings that represent the abstract-expressionist movements of the late 1940s and early 1950s, generally known as art informel, and there is also a group of proto-conceptual Italian works.
It continues with an important selection of the works of the “Roman School” of Pop Art, and then with a considerable number of Arte Povera works, partly from Rome, and partly from Turin, the movement’s two major centres.
These sections of the Collection are followed in turn by various fundamental works from the area of Italian neo-expressionism, also known as the Transavanguardia, and as well by significant works of German and American neo-expressionism.
Next we find a considerable group of works of the New Geometry of the United States, of the 1980s and 1990s, followed finally by the most recent experimentations in both the United States and Great Britain.
Most of the Collection’s twenty-first century works have not been included in the permanent exhibition, and are presented in theme-based shows in the ground-floor spaces for temporary exhibitions. The Collection is itself a “work in progress” and will continue in the future to document the novel paths that the further evolution of contemporary art continues to explore.