A cycle consisting of about fifty paintings. A clear reference to the artist's experiences in the United States.
De America is a series of some fifty paintings on paper and canvas created by Emilio Vedova in Venice between 1976 and 1977, subject of the exhibition organized by the Galleria dello Scudo and the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova.
The title of the wirk is an allusion to the artist's experience in the USA. After the war, New York encouraged a dialog between American Abstract Expressionism and European art activities. It happened between Venice and America, too. Industrious collectors came to Venice to acquire the best proposals of the time and the Biennale also oundertook an intense activity of promotion in South American countries.
This exhaustive catalog offers an occasion for reconstructing the steps of an “American” itinerary in which Vedova's painting was influenced by the radical transformations wich, above all in the 1960s and 1970s, deeply affected the country's social context.
About the Author
Germano Celant, art historian, critic and theoretician. He has curated exhibitions throughout the world and authored over a hundred books and catalogues. Director of the Fondazone Prada in Milan since 1995, Celant is also the curator of the Fondazione Aldo Rossi in Milan, and the curator of the Fondazione Vedova in Venice. He writes for L'Espresso and Interni.