The Berlin Wall, symbol of the Cold War, came tumbling down in 1989. It served – on top of dramatically dividing east and west – as canvas for artists since the early eighties, and was filled with images, forms and messages.
For one month, starting this Sunday the 16th of February, fragments of the wall – featuring paintings, sculptures and installations, by an impressive roster of international artists – goes on view in Pietrasanta’s Sant’Agostino complex.
The opening reception is this Sunday, the 16th of February at 6pm.
The collection has continued to grow over the years: some of the works were done on commission and some came out of competitions linked to international exhibitions.
The collection which was started by French collector Sylvestre Verger is now owned by noted musician Michael Guttman, who brings it to Pietrasanta. It features works by Carla Accardi, John. M. Armleder, Arman, Juan Artigas, Grisha Bruskin, Erik Bulatov, Daniel Buren, Louis Cane, Luciano Castelli, Kiddy Citny, Eduardo Chilida, François Crabit, Ali Elvis, Ludvik Feller, Gérard Fromanger, Gottfried Helnwein, Arthur Hubbard, Jeon Soo-Cheon, Isao, Ilya Kabakov, Yann Kersalé, Peter Klasen, Rolf Knie, Rolf König, Christian Vallée Kriki, Sol Lewitt, Richard Long, Robert Longo, Nino Longobardi, David Mach, William Mackendree, Olivier Mosset, Thierry Noir, Dennis Oppenheim, Bernard Pagès, Mimmo Paladino, Guy Roussille, Evelyn Schreier, David Smith, Roger Somville, Adam Steiner, Vassilakis Takis, Gregoriou Theodoulos, Peter Unsicker, Valdimir Vélickovic, Thierry Vidé, Boris Zaborov, and Vadim Zakharov.
The entire collection – 48 works, measuring approximately 100 x 120 x 10 cm, goes on view for the first time in Italy, in Pietrasanta. The show is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by the art critic Philippe Daverio.
The exhibition is produced by the Assessorato alla Cultura of the Comune di Pietrasanta.
“Artisti per la Libertà” (Artists for Liberty)
From the 16th of February to the 16th of March, 2014
Hours: from 4 to 7pm everyday – closed Mondays.
The show is FREE and open to the public.