A brief biographical excursus
Tullio Vietri’s will was published. It provided a bequest in favor of the Municipality of Oderzo, concerning his vast pictorial and graphic production, the books in his library, his personal archive and that of “Critica Radicale”. Having accepted the bequest, the Municipality of Oderzo entrusted the task of cataloging the approximately 3,500 works to Professor Roberto Costella, former Director of the Pinacoteca Alberto Martini in Oderzo, while the book collection and archives were entrusted to the responsibility of the Civic Library, which was already the home of the Tullio Vietri Museum. The perspective is to create a dedicated documentation center.
The Municipality of Oderzo and the Oderzo Culture Foundation dedicated him the first retrospective exhibition “Tullio Vietri, Cronache Italiane dal 1958 al 2008” (“Tullio Vietri, Italian chronicles from 1958 to 2008”) in the rooms of the Pinacoteca Alberto Martini, from March 3 to June 2 (later extended to June 16), organisation and catalog by Roberto Costella. In Bologna, one of his works, “Partigiani” (“Partisans”), realized in 1954, is presented in the collective exhibition “Resistenza – la voce dell’arte” (“Resistance – the voice of art”) curated by Sandro Malossini, promoted by the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region at the Palazzo della Regione. One of his works, “Vetrina” (“Window Display”), from 1969, is also present in the collective exhibition “Un’idea di pittura a Bologna dal 1950 al 1970” (“An idea of paintings in Bologna from 1950 to 1970”) curated by Sandro Malossini and Francesco Finotti at Palazzo Garagnani, in Crespellano – Valsamoggia (BO). Following the family’s donation to the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region, the piece “Lungo la strada” (“Along the road”) from 1965 (150 x 100 cm – mixed media acrylic tempera varnish) is exhibited in “La collezione d’arte dell’Assemblea Legislativa – nuove donazioni” (“The Legislative Assembly’s collection of art”) a collective exhibition curated by Sandro Malossini, promoted by the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region at the Palazzo della Regione.
The Tullio Vietri atelier in Bologna houses and exhibits the family’s private collection. A member of the Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria (National Association of Houses of Memory) since 2019, from 2020 is registered, together with works in public collections in the region, by PatER digital catalog of the cultural heritage of Emilia-Romagna. In April ‘22 the Tullio Vietri atelier is one of the 90 sites recognised by the Regional Department for Culture and Landscape as being of “patrimonial, territorial and cultural relevance” as defined in the volume “Case e studi delle persone illustri dell’Emilia-Romagna” (Houses and Studies of Illustrious Personalities in Emilia-Romagna”) edited by Cristina Ambrosini and Claudia Collina (Bologna University Press). In 2023, it was awarded the “Houses and Studies of the Illustrious People of Emilia-Romagna” mark at the public ceremony held on March 31 in the Stabat Mater Hall of the Archiginnasio Library in Bologna.
A piece donated by Vietri in 1985 is exhibited in “La collezione nascosta. Opere dai depositi” (“The hidden collection. Works of art from deposits”) a temporary exhibition curated by the Giacomo Lercaro Foundation in Bologna. The piece “Paesaggio” (“Landscape”) from 1995 (mixed technique on paper), donated by the family, became part of the Art Collection of the Municipality of Monzuno, which offers a wide documentation of contemporary art in Bologna.
The Civic Museum delle Cappuccine in Bagnacavallo, exhibited, in the new layout of the Gabinetto delle Stampe (Prints Cabinet), in the section “Presenze. L’immagine dell’uomo tra sogno e realtà” (“Presences. The image of man between dream and reality”), a linocut by Vietri from their collection (1961, print proof). Two works from the Marzabotto Municipality Collection were included in the collective exhibition “Resistenza: la memoria” (“Resistance: memory”) curated by Gloria Evangelisti and Sandro Malossini, promoted by the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region. During Art City days, the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region promoted the solo exhibition “Tullio Vietri, l’arte nell’informazione” (“Tullio Vietri, the art in information”) curated by Sandro Malossini at the Palazzo della Regione.