Through the Avant-garde Giuseppe Niccoli / vision and courage of a Gallery
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Ape Parma Museo. Museo Amedeo Bocchi e Renato Vernizzi - Parma
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Una produzione di: Fondazione Monteparma
Creato da: Roberto Niccoli, Bruno Corà, Marco Niccoli
In the year that sees Parma as Italian Capital of Culture, APE Parma Museum - Arts Performance Events - proposes the inedited exhibition Through the Avant-garde. Giuseppe Niccoli / vision and courage of a Gallery - organised by Fondazione Monteparma - with the precious collaboration of Roberto and Marco Niccoli, who have continued their father’s vision of his eponymous Parma gallery.
In the scope of the artistic program of its new cultural and museum centre, inaugurated in 2018, the Foundation has chosen to remember the figure of Giuseppe Niccoli, his extraordinary activity of discovery and valorisation of talent and the history of the Gallery founded in the 70’s which, with its original work, is a unicum in its field and has managed to affirm itself internationally.
The exhibition, curated by Bruno Corà, Roberto and Marco Niccoli, presents works of international artists such as Afro, Agostino Bonalumi, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Alik Cavaliere, Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, Conrad Marca-Relli, Fausto Melotti, Angelo Savelli, Salvatore Scarpitta, Mario Schifano and many others representing the artistic currents that Galleria Niccoli has followed, exhibited and supported in the course of the past 50 years - anticipating, in many cases, market tendencies and, furthermore, focusing on the importance of activities such as the classification and discovery of forgotten artists and movements. In particular, a special place in the exhibition is reserved for famous artist Conrad Marca-Relli, who moved to Parma in 1997 - the same year in which his archive was constituted at the Gallery.
The title of the exhibition resonates the important book series Through the avant - garde, a pivotal point of the intense editorial activity brought forward by Galleria Niccoli and which has given life to catalogues and volumes that have become veritable history of art manuals and to which a large section is reserved in the exhibition. After all, Giuseppe Niccoli comes from the world of publishing - as an editor at Rizzoli, he opened four sale points in Trieste, Florence, Pescara and Parma, choosing subsequently the latter. After moving to Parma, he opened a bookshop that specialised in art books and which progressively became also an exhibiting space until, in 1980, it was completely transformed into art gallery.