Born in 1935 in Bologna, Valerio Adami is a leading figure in the Narrative Figuration movement. His acrylic paintings are characterised by blocks of colour outlined in black evoking the themes of travel, music, literature and theatre. The notion of mystery is expressed in the many literary references that populate the paintings, a notion that always plays a central role in his work, which he defines as a philosophical questioning.
Adami : lignes de vie - solo show
Museum Jean Cocteau in Menton presents a major exhibition of Valerio Adami, gathering a body of paintings, drawings and photographs from the late 1960s until today.
Born in Bologna in 1935, Adami is a painter, a drawer and a printmaker. After his first solo exhibition in Milano (1957) when he was still very largely influenced by Roberto Matta’s surrealism, the artist soon followed the path of European New Figuration and Narrative Figuration
Oscillating in between line and colour as well as in between drawing and painting, Valerio Adami’s work can be perceived as a kind of writing in itself, an exploration through mythology, poetry and the intimacy of an artist. The museum Jean Cocteau / collection Séverin Wunderman, proposes a journey through the artist's half a century creation.
MUSEE JEAN COCTEAU, MENTON, FRANCE
From 02/06/2018 to 05/11/2018
In 2017, Chambord collaborates with the Centre Pompidou, as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the institution with an exhibition dedicated to Georges Pompidou, the former French president and creator of the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition will bring together more than 90 artworks - rarely displayed - by 67 artists, including Adami, Arman, César.
Mondialité focuses on Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures. In our current moment, there is much to remind of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century.
Curator : Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza
Artistes : Adonis, Valerio Adami, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al-Maria, Kader Attia, Miquel Barcelo, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Boyd, Edith Dekyndt, Manthia Diawara, Simone Fattal, Geneviève Gallego,Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Ranjana Leyendecker, Roberto Matta, Steve McQueen, Otolith Group, Walter Price, Raqs Media Collective, Adrián Villar Rojas et Antonio Segui, Sylvie Sema.
FONDATION BOGHOSSIAN-VILLA EMPAIN, BELGIUM, BRUSSELS
From 4/19/2017 to 8/27/2017