The Palazzo Cini Gallery, a remarkable house museum containing masterpieces from the personal collection of the great patron of the arts Vittorio Cini, reopens to the public with an exciting dossier exhibition Joseph Beuys: Fine-limbed dedicated to the major 20th-century German artist. A painter, sculptor, performer and theorist, Joseph Beuys was one of the most influential, emblematic and multifaceted artists in the second half of the 20th century and one of the few who was truly capable of combining art and life. Beuys considered art to be the cure for society’s ills: a positive, healing force capable of awakening individual creativity, fostering political awareness and stimulating social change.
Titled after the principal work on show, Backrest for a Fine-Limbed Person (Hare-Type) of the 20th Century AD, the exhibition will present a selection of around forty works by this master of conceptual art, whose birth centenary was celebrated in 2021. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, director of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History, and staged in collaboration with Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, the exhibition will be open from 20 April to 2 October 2022 every day except Tuesdays, thus providing members of the public with the opportunity to admire these rare works over a long period. The Palazzo Cini Gallery and its permanent collections will remain open until 21 November 2022 (www.palazzocini.it).