Carlo Dell’Amico

Superfici in tensione – curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci

Opening September 16th 2017 – 6 pm

September 16th > December 2nd 2017










The personal exhibition of the artist Carlo Dell’Amico curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, opens on Saturday, September 16, at 6 pm at Km0, Innsbruck.

The exhibition is articulated through a selection of 10 works, focusing on those that range from the mid 80’s to the 90’s – these models will remain during the artist’s career suspended in potential, but cyclically present in research and in recent installations.

The geometry that defines bodies in the SURFACES and the TENSION predisposed to an achievement are, for the artist, combinatorial acts in which the moment of knowledge must become a “threshold”, the place of an imaginary experience between sleep and wakefulness. These surfaces unfold an alphabet that recaptures the icons of a new spiritual sentiment, overlapping optical perception and metaphysical vision by capturing anticlassic ideas linked to Center-Italian anthropology. Among the most important themes of Carlo Dell’Amico are anonymous and silent architectures or structures evoked through composite elements of shaped canvases painted with oxides and clay. The enigma of their becoming and the geometry that define them, support the vision of “rooms” derived from observation in particular of the perspectives of Etruscan hypogea, that can be seen as ancient space generator modules. To highlight the symbol is a recurrent outline of a crushed pyramid, overlapped by  ceiling’s trusses – repeated one behind the other as the energy of a wave solidified in matter. With these works, the artist gives us the ancient space of the myth, in which the concept of threshold is constantly mined and the questioning of reality rests on the fragmentary plurality of the world.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog in Italian and English with critical texts, an illustrated chronology and a rich iconography.

Carlo Dell’Amico was born in Perugia in 1954 and has always developed a complex universe of codes and symbols, in which the recurrent presence of fragments and signs contribute to the research of a vital sense in our origin; Since the beginning of his work, for the artist the arcane looks to be unreachable just with the help of a rational side. Among the numerous and most recent personal exhibitions can be included: L’Anima che perse la memoria – Museo La Castellina, Norcia 2016; Liberata dal caos – Museo Archeologico, Terni 2012; L’Universo dell’opera – Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara 2009.


Marco Williams Fagioli. Abstract – curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci

Heidi Holleis. Ventilabo  – curated by Barbara Cortina, with critical essay by K. Pernegger

Romana Fiechtner. Water: Physical and Metaphysical Time – curated by Adelaide Santambrogio