‘100% Italia’ is an exhibition dedicated to the last hundred years of Italian art, from early 1900 to the present day. With a historical development, the project offers the opportunity to emphasize the influential role of Italian art, which has profoundly shaped both European and international creativity.
Every year and every decade have been characterized by strong Italian personalities who influenced the art of the 20th century and beyond. As a matter of fact, no other European nation has been able to offer artists and masterpieces, schools and movements, manifestos and artistic proclamations with the same level of continuity as Italy.
Until February 10th, artists regarded as pillars of international culture will be on display, each of them with one or more iconic works which represent their path and their historical period. The excellence of the masters will, therefore, be perceived as a whole and in a sequence, which offers the visitors an extraordinary hundred-year-long trip. The exhibition is conceived, curated and coordinated by Andrea Busto, who collaborated with various museums, foundations, collectors, as well as public and private art galleries to create a unique and exhaustive exhibition that requires as many as six venues to be presented to the public divided into different sections.
Four venues are in Turin: Museo Ettore Fico – presenting the sections ‘Twentieth Century’, ‘Current’, ‘Abstraction’, and ‘Informal’ -, MEF Outside – presenting ‘Pop Art’ -, Mastio della Cittadella – presenting ‘Analytical Painting’, ‘Optical’, ‘Minimalism’, ‘Arte Povera’, ‘Conceptual Art’ -, and Palazzo Barolo – presenting ‘Transavanguardia’, ‘New Figuration’, ‘Internationality’. Two venues are in Biella: Palazzo Gromo Losa, presenting ‘Futurism’, and Museo del Territorio, presenting ‘Second Futurism’. The other venue is the Arca – Ex-church of San Marco in Vercelli, which presents: Magic Realism, Metaphysics, and Neometaphysics. The various sections are curated by Luca Beatrice, Lorenzo Canova, Claudio Cerritelli, Marco Meneguzzo, Elena Pontiggia, Luigi Sansone and Giorgio Verzotti.
Ilona Catani Scarlett