Erica Ravenna

Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi

(Trapani, 1924 - Rome, 2014)

Carla Accardi attends the Fine Art Accademy in Palermo, where she meets Antonio Sanfilippo in 1944, her future husband. In 1946 she attends the Fine Art Accademy in Florence and, at the end of the year, she  moves to Paris. In 1947 Carla Accardi produces his firstabstract artwork Scomposizione and later that year she joins Gruppo Forma 1 togheter with Ugo Attardi, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Mino Guerrini, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo e Giulio Turcato. In 1948 she takes part at XXIV Biennale in Venezia and at the exhibition Arte astratta in Italia at the Gallery in Rome. Between the end of the 40's and the beginning of the the 50's, she approaches at the young italian abstractionism events. From 1953, her paintings show a poetic sign, characterized by a new idea of figure set on field's colours. The 60's is a very important period for Carla Accardi: vivid and strong colors come back, sign cages structure. In 1964 she is invited at XXIII Biennale in Venice and she can expose in a personal room. This is the opportunity to exhibit a new kind of works made by sicofoil, a transparent plastic material used for the first time in artistic field.

Among her most important solo and group show, we can mention: Carla Accardi. 15 tempere (Galleria Age d'Or - Rome, 1950); Venice Biennale Internazionale d'Arte (Venice, 1948 - 1964 - 1976 - 1978 - 1993); Arte astratta e concreta in Italia (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Rome, 1951); 6a Mostra Annuale dell'Art Club (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Rome, 1952); Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte (Rome, 1955 - 1973 - 1992); Peintures de Accardi - Sculptures de Delahaye (Galerie Stadler - Paris, 1956); Recent Italian Painting and Sculpture (The Jewish Museum - New York, 1968); Italian Art in the 20th Century (Royal Accademy of Arts - London, 1989); Temi e variazioni. Arte del dopoguerra dalle collezioni Guggenheim (Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Venice, 2002); Carla Accardi (Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville - Paris, 2002); Superficie in ceramica, con elaborazione sonora. Passi di passaggio (MMOMA - Mosca, 2008 and Rome, Lima, Buenos Aires, Cordoba from 2009 to 2010); Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution (MOCA - Los Angeles, 2007 and Washington D.C., New York, Vancouver from 2008 to 2009); Italics. Arte italiana fra tradizione e ricoluzione 1968/2008 (Palazzo Grassi - Venice, 2008); elles@centrepompidou (Paris, 2009).

Carla Accardi, Senza Titolo, 1956
Tempera on paper
cm 35 x 50