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Solo Exhibition Viadana
26 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

Tullio Vietri, 1959-2002

Tullio Vietri, 1959-2002

From the advent of cinemascope to critical reflection on the economic boom, from the Anni di Piombo (the Years of Lead), to the crisis of solidarity, from mass communication to the global village, from the environmental emergency to the winds of war

At MuVi, Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Viadana (MN), solo exhibition “Tullio Vietri: 1959-2002”, a solo exhibition dedicated to Tullio Vietri curated by Sandro Malossini, President of Felsina Factory, and by Paolo Guglielmo Conti, Director of the Galleria Civica. « A significant presence in the 1960s and 1970s, where he was a point of reference for all the art of contestation to a system tied to traditional and typically provincial canons, – writes Sandro Malossini – Vietri then deliberately eclipsed himself, refusing his presence to that world where he no longer found any correspondence of interests and values». This is precisely why the exhibition ranges from the late 1950s to the early 2000s, signifying Tullio Vietri’s long artistic career, but above all focusing on the 1960s, a period of full national and international visibility, as opposed to the long isolation between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s, which self-excluded him from the art world and the market but allowed him to concentrate on pictorial research with renewed vigor and total freedom of expression. « Personally, – writes Paolo Guglielmo Conti – I believe… that bringing his works to the public’s attention is an operation of relevant artistic and cultural value. »

Catalog available at the Galleria Civica
Sunday, 26 November, inauguration of the exhibition in the presence of Rossella Bacchi, Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Viadana, the curators of the exhibition Paolo Guglielmo Conti and Sandro Malossini, and Silvia Vietri, daughter of the artist and head of the Tullio Vietri Atelier. In the presentation of the exhibition as well as in the public commentary, the emphasis is on Tullio Vietri’s expressive power, which can be found in the individual works, but even more so in their entirety, enhanced by an original exhibition choice of great visual and emotional impact.
“Murals for Vietri” could be a good subtitle for this exhibition, which follows, not only in time, the exhibition-installation “Breaking News” in Milan, which closed on the same day and aimed to reconstruct an “environment for Vietri”, his atelier, to show the artist’s thoughts jointly with his works.

From 26 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
MuVi, Viadana (MN) Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art

Road Map

Tullio Vietri

The Atelier

The atelier preserves the family’s rich pictorial and graphic collection (approximately 1,500 pieces, between paintings and graphics). It periodically organizes temporary exhibitions within its spaces, in order to promote knowledge about the collection, displaying the works in rotation.

It is located in Bologna in Via Saragozza 135 under the historic portico of San Luca.
The Atelier can be visited, by appointment, from October to June. Guided tours available.

Tullio Vietri

The Museum

The Biblioteca Civica, managed by the Oderzo Cultura Foundation, displays the core of the collection owned by the Municipality of Oderzo, by the artist’s behest, custodian of his artworks (about 4000 pieces including paintings and graphics).

It is located in Oderzo (TV) in Via Garibaldi 80 at the Civic Library.
It can be visited during library opening hours and by appointment.