Carla Accardi  (Italian, 1924-2014) 

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Carla Accardi (Italian, b.1924) is a painter associated with the Forma I movement and best known for her abstract paintings of calligraphic signs. Born in Sicily, Accardi was one of the founding members of Forma 1, a group of artists who embraced Futurism and Marxism as a response to the oppressive Fascist regime in Italy. In her early work of the 1950s, Accardi made paintings of circles and signs, which are a more restrained counterpart to Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings. During the 1960s, she began painting abstract calligraphic shapes in hues of blue or green on a red background, and began using a clear plastic material called Sicofoil. Throughout her career, Accardi has made many Tendas, which are tents of clear plastic with painted forms that suggest issues of domesticity and nomadism. In her Triplice Tenda (1969), for example, bright pink shapes seem to float in a circular tent made of plastic. Accardi is considered to be one of the key members of the Italian avant-garde and her work influenced the Arte Povera movement of the late 1960s. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, and the Rivoli Museum in Turin, Italy, among other institutions. She lives and works in Rome.

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Carla Accardi, Bianco Nero Su Turchese

 

Carla Accardi
Bianco Nero Su Turchese
1960

Barbara Mathes Gallery
Carla Accardi, Apparenti Tinte

 

Carla Accardi
Apparenti Tinte
1990

Galerie Greta Meert
Carla Accardi, Trasparente

 

Carla Accardi
Trasparente
1977

Matteo Lampertico - Arte Antica e Moderna
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Carla Accardi, Rosso Nero

 

Carla Accardi
Rosso Nero, 1987
oil on canvas

 

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Carla Accardi, Fronte Suggestione dell automa n O 2;  Sipario n O 178 (double-sided)

 

Carla Accardi
Fronte Suggestione dell automa n O 2; Sipario n O 178 (double-sided), 1961
collage and casein tempera on paper

 

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Carla Accardi, Verderosso

 

Carla Accardi
Verderosso, 1965
casein tempera on paper laid on canvas

 

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1924   Born in Trapani, Italy
1947   Establish the influential postwar group Forma 1, together with: Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Mino Guerrini, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo (whom she would marry), and Giulio Turcato.
1961   Joined the Continuitá group
  Trained as a painter at the Accademie di Belle Arti in Florence
  Lives and works in Rome, Italy
2007   Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (solo)
2007   Carla Accardi meets Lucio Fontana, MARTHa Herford, Germany
2006   Cenni e Barlumi, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia. Text by Luca Cerizza (solo)
2006   Infinite Space, Carla Accardi e Lucio Fontana. Galleria Sperone Westwater, New York. Text by Luca Beatrice
2006   Camere Chambers, Sound Art Museum, Rome
2006   Italy made in art - Now, MOCA Shanghai, Shangai
2006   Venezia 1948-1986 - La scena dell'arte, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
2006   Immaginario Femminile, Gall. Biasutti & Biasutti, Torino
2005   Paintings 1955-2004, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York and Casa Italiana Zerrilli ,Marimò, New York University, USA (solo)
2005   Segnali italiani dalla collezione dA´rte Contemporanea alla Farnesina, Galleria dell´Accademia serba delle Scienze e delle Arti, Belgrado. Curated by M. Calvesi and L. Canova
2005   Accardi Turcato.Carte, Galleria Santo Picara, Firenze. Text by Laura Cherubini
2004   Forma 1 e i suoi artisti, Riga, Casa delle Terre Nere. Lettonia. Curated by S. Lux, E. Cristallini, A. Greco
2004   Capricci, Ex Pinacoteca Comunale, Assisi
2004   Accardi Castellani Asdrubali, Il ritmo dei segni, Gall. Santo Picara, Firenze. Text by G. Bonomi
2004   On Paper Carla Accardi, Francesco Impellizzeri, Gall. A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome
2004   Da Balla alla Transavanguardia, Triennale, Milano. Curated by M. Meneguzzo
2004   MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (solo)
2004   Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2004   CARLA ACCARDI, VALERY KOSHLYAKOV, SISSI, MACRO, Rome, Italy;
Dorf in die Metropole, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
2003   Carla Accardi – Opere recenti, Galleria Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy (solo)
2003   Si adagiarono sparse, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome (solo)
2003   Incontri, Galleria Borghese, Rome
2003   Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels
2002   Galerie Meert Rioux, Brussels (solo)
2002   MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome (solo)
2002   Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
2002   Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (solo)
2002   Carla Accardi, Galleria Pecci, Milan, Italy (solo)
2002   TRE - generazioni a confronto III, L.I. Art Laboratorio Incontri d'Arte, Rome, Italy
2001   Camera Italia, Vistamare associazione culturale, Pescara
2001   Visita Guidata, Calcografia Nazionale, Rome
2001   Artisti italiani del XX Secolo alla Farnesina, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Rome
2001   Italiens Klassische Moderne, Carla Accardi, Piero Dorazio, Achille Perilli, Frankfurter Westen Galerie, Frankfurt
2001   Belvedere italiano, 1945-2001. Linee di tendenza dell’arte contemporanea, Warsaw
2001   Triplice Tenda, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (solo)
2001   Carla Accardi. Premio Artista dell’anno, Palazzo Crepadona, Belluno (solo)
2001   Carla Accardi. Premio Artista dell’anno, Galleria Civica, Cortina d’Ampezzo (solo)
2001   Carla Accardi Disegni, Galleria Santo Ficara, Florence (solo)
2001   1989 – Berliner Mauer Kunst fur ein Europa im Aufbruch, Wallraf- Richartz-Museum/Fondation Corboud Josef-Haubrich, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne
2000   Miracoli a Milano 1955-1965 Artisti Gallerie Tendenze, Comune di Milano, Museo della Permanente, Milan
2000   Wollways, Fondation Pistoletto, Paris
2000   Carla Accardi: Sicofoil, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia (solo)
2000   Carla Accardi:Opere recenti, Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels (solo)
2000   Carla Accardi, Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea, Università 'La Sapienza', Rome (solo)
2000   Carla Accardi: Pietrose distanze, Galleria Astuni, Fano, Pesaro, Urbino (solo)
2000   Novecento Arte e Storia in Italia, Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, Rome
2000   Verso Sud, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Valmontone, Rome
2000   Giganti, Scavi dei Fori Imperiali, Rome
2000   Biennale de La Havane
2000   Forma 1 e i suoi artisti, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
2000   Artisti Collezionisti, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
1999   Carla Accardi: Triplice Tenda, Kunstmuseum, Bonn (solo)
1999   Transparences, Studio Simonis, Paris (solo)
1999   L’ultimo Disegno del 1999, Zerynthia Associazione per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome
1999   Minimalia, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
1999   Perché?, presentazione del numero 1 della rivista, Fossa dei serpenti, Milan
1999   Fondo Oro, Accardi, Gilardi, Ontani, Paolini, Salvatori, Salvo, Galleria Santo Ficara, Florence
1999   Art Club 1945-1964, la linea astratta, Basilica Palladiana di Vicenza, Vicenza
1998   Carla Accardi: Triplice Tenda, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (solo)
1998   Ambiente Arancio, Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France (solo)
1998   Carla Accardi: Opere 1947-1997, Chiesa della Badia Grande e Laboratori Officina, Trapani (solo)
1998   Carla Accardi, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany (solo)
1997   Galleria Cesare Manzo, Pescara, Italy (solo)
1997   Galleria Vannucci, Pistoia, Italy (solo)
1997   Atelier del Bosco a Villa Medici, Académie de France, Rome (solo)
1997   Dove nasce il segno (œuvres 1953), Studio Simonis, Paris (solo)
1997   Carla Accardi: Ambiente arancio 1967, Tele-carte, Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels (solo)
1996   Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg (solo)
1996   Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo (solo)
1995   Kunstverein, Ludwigshafen, Germany (solo)
1995   Galleria delle Arti, Città di Castello, Italy (solo)
1995   Giochi galleggianti e trasparenze, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Spazio Umano, Milan (solo)
1994   Una forma d’esistenza, Fumagalli Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo (solo)
1994   Opere 1954-1993, Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels (solo)
1950   Carla Accardi. 15 Tempere, Galleria Age d’Or, Rome, Italy (solo)
1947   Arte giovane italiana, Prague, Czech Republic