I take pleasure in taking away superimpositions, exaggerations, but above all creating, discovering the blank spaces… I have always tended toward minimalism. I have always liked simplifying. — Carla Accardi*
CONTEXTS, a retrospective exhibition of seventy of Accardi’s abstract-chromatic paintings—along with photographs and documents from the Accardi Sanfilippo Archive—is in its final weeks in Milan. The show is curated by Maria Grazia Messina and Anna Maria Montaldo, with Giorgia Gastaldon.
Through June 27.
Museo del Novecento
Piazza Duomo, Milan.
*Carla Accardi, interview by Achille Bonito Oliva, in ABO—Encyclopaedia of the World: Artist Dialogues, 1968–2008 (Milan: Skira, 2010), 277.
Carla Accardi, Contexts, Museo del Novecento, October 9, 2020–June 27, 2021, from top: Accardi with Triple Tent, 1965–1966, Galleria Notizie, Turin, 1966, Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo, Rome; Grigio con colori, 1954, oil on canvas, private collection, Rome; Rolls, 1965–69, installation view, Galleria Salvatore Ala, New York, 1989; Verde blu, 1949, oil on canvas, Collection Sm-mC; Transparent, 1975, sicofoil on stretcher bars, Collection Calabresi, Rome; Per gli stretti spazi 1, 1988, vinilico su tela, photograph by Luca Borrelli, Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo, Rome; Senza Titolo (Composizione), 1947, oil on canvas, CSAC, Università di Parma; Senza Titolo, 1951, oil on canvas, Mario Pieroni, Roma; Carla Accardi, 195o, photograph by Benedetto Patera, Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo, Rome. Images © Carla Accardi, by SIAE, 2020, courtesy of the Museo del Novecento, Milan.