MAN Nuoro – Matisse metamorfosi

Client Matisse Museum, Nice
Year 2023
Place MAN Nuoro, Italy

Manifesto Expo coordinates the organization of the exhibition Matisse metamorfosi presented at MAN Nuoro in Italy from July 14 to November 12, 2023, with the Matisse Museum in Nice and the Kunsthaus Zürich.

Matisse metamorfosi, Musée MAN, Nuoro
From july 14 to november 12, 2023. More information.

Recognized as one of the greatest painters of the first half of the 20th century, Henri Matisse was a versatile artist who also expressed himself through sculpture, exploring various techniques with curiosity and experimentation. Against the backdrop of this multi-faceted intelligence, Matisse's sculptural work reveals a life parallel to that of the colorist, a double soul devoted to matter, volume and space. Curated by Chiara Gatti, Matisse metamorfosi reinterprets the original and complex concept of the Matisse Métamorphoses exhibition conceived and co-organized in 2019 by the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Musée Matisse de Nice, adapting it to the spaces of the Sardinian museum. The exhibition leads us to rethink Matisse's work, to reconsider the role of his oeuvre within the art scene of the first half of the twentieth century, in the light of a deeper aesthetic research that sees sculpture as the vehicle for new and revolutionary formal solutions.

Featuring a corpus of over sixty pieces produced between 1900 and 1950, the exhibition focuses on the artist's creative method and his work in transforming the figure in serial variations.

Manifesto Expo is involved in the development of the project, responsible for producing the exhibition in close collaboration with the teams of the lending museums (Kunsthaus Zurich and Matisse Museum of Nice) and the MAN Museum, Nuoro.

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