On Giorgio de Chirico
02 April 2016 / 10:00 - 16:00
Pera Museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in İstanbul and Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Istanbul is presenting a series of talks as part of the Giorgio de Chirico: The Enigma of the World exhibition.
Program at Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Istanbul
"Metaphysical Art: the Beginnings"
10:00 – 10:45
Curator Fabio Benzi’s discussion "Metaphysical Art: the Beginnings" focuses on the artistic, intuitive and physical elements that brought about de Chirico’s “revelation” of Metaphysical Art in Florence in 1910.
"The Mysterious Baths"
Claudio Strinati *
11:00 – 11:30
Claudio Strinati opens a window upon one of de Chirico’s most enigmatic themes, "The Mysterious Baths” of the 1930s, an imaginary world in which the natural element water takes on the mysterious form of “water-parquet”, in paintings steeped in an archaic atmosphere, which at the same time reflect a feel of modern 1930 society.
* Due to Claudio Strinati's health problems this presentation will be given by Katherine Robinson.
"The Prophecy of Future: De Chirico's Influence on Contemporary Art"
11:45 - 12:30
Lorenzo Canova is an art historian and member of the Scientific Board of Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico. He is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Molise and the director of Contemporary Art Centre ARATRO. He has curated several exhibitions in Italy and international museums and has published studies, essays on Italian masters and 20th century artists such as Fra Angelico, Mark Rothko, Alberto Burri and Damien Hirst. Canova will speak on the far-reaching influence of Giorgio de Chirico's Metaphysical Art from its fundamental contribution to early 20th century art movements such as Surrealism as well as Conceptual Art and Pop culture of the 1960s and 1970s; and de Chirico's immense impact his vision and thought continues to exert today in contemporary art.
Program at Pera Museum
"Neometaphysical Art: 1968-1976"
14:00 – 14:45
Katherine Robinson looks at de Chirico’s “Neometaphysical Art: 1968-1976”, a period in which the artist returned to his most renowned subjects of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, reinterpreting them with youthful spirit and extraordinary creative strength.
"Painting to be Read, Texts to be Looked at"
Ahmet Soysal and Engin Soysal
15:00 – 16:00
In their joint presentation, Ahmet Soysal and Engin Soysal will discuss the connection between literary texts and paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. In De Chirico, the pictorial object is a means through which narrative and ideas are put into motion simultaneously and in relation with one another. In the artist’s work, the discoursal stance sheds light upon the essence of his penmanship. While the De Chirico's authorship is an expression of the content of his oeuvre, it is not reduced to a simple explanation of his paintings, but constitutes an area of creativity in and of itself.
Free of admissions, drop in. Talks in Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Istanbul will be in Italian with Turkish simultaneous translation.
The talks at Pera Museum will be in Turkish and English with simultaneous translation
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Istanbul: Meşrutiyet Cd. No:75, Tarlabaşı Beyoğlu/İstanbul