Are you planning to come to Italy? Here’s some 2018 art exibitions in Italy you could visit.

These are the best 2018 art exibitions in Italy, or at least the ones I don’t want to miss. I’m updating the post with new ones during the year.

Frida Kahlo. Beyond the myth.  Milano, MUDEC Museo delle Culture, 1st February – 6th June 2018

This one is the most awaited among 2018 art exibitions. And I’m not missing it for sure, since Frida Kahlo art and life has always been an inspiration for me. This exibition is especially interesting because it goes beyond Frida’s painting. It displays also drawing, watercolors, letters and photographs never showed in Italy. We will get to know Frida political activism, her love for drawing, her will to get out from the shadow of husband Diego Rivera.

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Albrecht Dürer and the Renaissance between Germany and Italy. Milano, Palazzo Reale, 21st February – 24th June 2018

The core of the exibition is the work of the German painter and the innovation he brought as painter, drawer and graphic designer. It also underlines the interconnections among German and Italian art in the Renaissance. Duher visited Venice and probably Bologna indeed. The comparison among Dürer’s works and his contemporary Italian and German artists will show how Reneissance was a European cultural experience.

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Rodin. A great sculptor at Monet’s time. Treviso, Museo Santa Caterina, 24th February – 3rd June 2018

Let’s get out from the big city. 2018 art exibitions in Italy are also in smaller towns. Here’s a good opportunity to visit a city in Veneto out of the main touristic routes. In the beautiful Treviso, an exibition displaying Rodin’s 50 most famous sculptures and 30 works on paper. The event officially closes the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the artist’s death (1917), in collaboration with Musée Rodin (Paris).

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Antonio Ligabue. Genova, Palazzo Ducale, 3rd March – 1st July 2018.

Don’t go to Genoa only to take the ferry to Sardinia. This year you can also get to know one of the most original artists in Europe. This exibition goes through the human and creative adventure of the naïve artist, who produced some of his masterpieces while sectioned in a mental health hospital.

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Carlo Carrà. Milano, Palazzo Reale, 4th October 2018 – 3rd February 2019.

The Italian master of futurism is featured in Milan thirty years later the last monographic exibition held in the same place, Palazzo Reale.

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States of minds. Poetics of the self from Previati to Boccioni. Ferrara Palazzo dei Diamanti, 3rd Mrch – 10th June 2018.

If you ask one city out of the main touristic stream in Italy you should visit my answer would be: Ferrara. If you get there, this year there’s an interesting exibition displaying 19th Century Italian artists as Giovanni Segantini, Gaetano Previati, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Giorgio de Chirico, Umberto Boccioni. In different styles (divisionism, symbolism, futirism) they tried to show the emotions that the newborn psychoanalitic science invenstigated.

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