Remo Salvadori, Continuo Infinito Presente, 1997-2003
Dates/times: Now – July 2, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon 12-5 pm, Tue-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 12-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm, and by appointment
Location: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
International Arts & Artists' Hillyer Art Space, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC and the Italian Cultural Institute, presents MARCO BAGNOLI, DOMENICO BIANCHI, REMO SALVADORI: From the Olnick Spanu Collection. This exhibition will feature the work of Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, and Remo Salvadori, drawn from the Olnick Spanu Collection, one of the most expansive collections of Postwar Italian art in the U.S. In development since the 1990s, the collection is centered around works by conceptual and contemporary Italian artists, with a strong focus on the artists associated with the Arte Povera movement.
While living in Rome, Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu began a lifelong exploration of the Arte Povera movement, a radically avant-garde and distinctly Italian conceptual art movement which emerged in the 1960s and has continued to influence generations of contemporary artists. Studying the movement in-depth, Nancy and Giorgio decided to devote their collecting exclusively to Italian art. In 2003, the couple established an artist residency program at their property in the Hudson Valley. For more than a decade, the founders have invited artists to create site-specific installations as part of the Olnick Spanu Art Program, contributing to the next generation and legacy of Italian contemporary art.
Olnick Spanu will soon launch Magazzino, a new art space in the Hudson Valley devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, will feature a rationalist 20,000 square-foot structure dedicated to select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, temporary exhibitions, research and public programs. The new space and initiative will be led by Director Vittorio Calabrese. Located along the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino is slated to open this year and will be free and open to the public by appointment. For more information: olnickspanu.com
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.