Fabio Mauri. Amore Mio
Organised with Olivier Renaud-Clément, in close collaboration with Studio Fabio Mauri, ‘Fabio Mauri. Amore Mio’ is the artist’s first solo presentation in Switzerland and sheds light on a period in Mauri’s work during which the seminal Italian artist explored topics pertinent to pop art. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper spanning the early 1950s to the mid 1970s, as well as the installation ‘Amore mio’ (1970), on view for the first time in over 50 years.
‘Fabio Mauri. Amore Mio’ is a testament to the artist’s early engagement with themes and ideas that would come to define pop art, before the movement became well-known in Europe when US artist Robert Rauschenberg won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1964. The earliest works in the exhibition are firmly rooted in Mauri’s personal biography and family history. These historical drawings and collages in the vein of neo-dada and proto-pop include comic strips and cartoon elements which were distributed by the artist’s father, Umberto Mauri, who was among the first to import American comics to Italy.