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Deutsche Version
The Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection
in Schwäbisch Gmünd
Antonio Calderara
In Focus: The 1950s to the 1970s
Works from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection
Rita Ernst - Travelling the Cosmos
(09.10.2011 - 15.04.2012)
Brigitte Kowanz - Think outside the box
(09.10.2011 - 15.04.2012)
A Selection from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection
at the art karlsruhe (08.03. - 11.03.2012)
Artits against Torture
(11.03. - 01.05.2012)
Art with Chocolate
(13.05. - 30.09.2012)
Esther Stocker
Portrait of Disorder
3 D - Reliefs, Objects and Sculptures
from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection
Daniel Buren- Broken Squares
12.05. - 22.09.2013)
Painting - constructive, concrete
Light. Art. Kinetics.
Grazia Varisco
Eröffnungsrede von
Hsiaosung Kok
Dóra Maurer. Snapshots
Constructive Trends in the Southwest
Ein Quadrat ist ein Quadrat ist ein Quadrat
Horst Hamann - Fotografien zum Museum Ritter
Christian Megert - Ohne Anfang und Ende
18.10.2015 - 17.04.2016
When Square meets Round
Lunapark 2000
(18.10.2015 - 03.10.2016)
From 20 October 2013 to 27 April 2014:
Grazia Varisco - With a Restless Gaze

Official Opening:
19 October 2013, 5 p.m. 

Hsiaosung Kok

The Italian artist Grazia Varisco (*1937) belonged to a generation of young artists who in the early 1960s strived through their work to keep abreast of the developments in science and technology in a modern industrial society. Taking as their parameters space, time and motion, they developed a sober, objective art that everyone could comprehend, and that bade farewell to the personal, subjective outpourings that had characterised abstract expressionism. This investigation into the dynamics of their own times was also at the heart of Gruppo T in Milan, which Grazia Varisco joined as its fifth member in 1960. The material pictures, objects and kinetic works that Grazia Varisco has created for over five decades convey not only a great joy in experimentation, but also her constant inventiveness when she turns her attention to a great diversity of materials, such as industrial glass, aluminium, Plexiglas, neon tubes, and even wood, paper and cardboard. Her intensive study of the relationship between light and shade, as well as space and time, constantly addresses the interaction between the work and the beholder, the relativity of appearances, and the disruption of learnt ways of seeing.
Now for the first time in Germany, this show gives a clear overview of Grazia Varisco’s wide-ranging oeuvre.

Exhibition Video:

Vita Grazia Varisco
1937 born in Milan
1956-1960 studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan (IT)
1960 member of the Milanese art group Gruppo T, together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo, and Gabriele Devecchi (IT)
participated in Miriorama 6 to 14 – the exhibitions mounted by Gruppo T
1961-1967 graphic artist for the department store La Rinascente, Milan (IT)
1961 participated in the exhibition Bewogen Beweging, Amsterdam (NL)
1962 participated in the exhibition Arte Programmata, Milan (IT)
1963 participated for the first time in the New Tendencies exhibitions, Zagreb (YU)
1964 and 1986 participated at the Venice Biennale (IT)
1981-2007 lecturer and from 1984 chair for perceptual and gestalt theory, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan (IT)
Grazia Varisco lives and works in Milan.
Grazia Varisco, Schema luminoso variabile - r. cubo, 1963/64
Grazia Varisco in her studio, Photo: Cesare Chimenti
all pictures © Artist