December 2020 – Labyrinth
To celebrate the end of 2020, the gallery shows three works of art with a mysterious iconography which alludes to the incomprehensible nature of the present and the poor decipherability of the future. The first is Labyrinth. Pilgrims Road, which gives the exhibition its title. It is a wooden bas-relief made in 1978 by Joe Tilson (1928) for the Alchera series. The second is After the flood, a large oil on canvas made in 1980 by Mario Fallani (1934-2014). The third is a hitherto unknown painting from the end of the 16th century, attributable to Jacopo da Empoli. It depicts the infant Christ asleep on the cross next to Mary and an angel who invites silence. Alongside these works, the exhibition includes furniture from the early 1970s designed by the architect Bruno Sacchi (1931-2011), lounge chairs by Afra and Tobia Scarpa and some objects by Ettore Sottsass, among which the Cometa floor lamp for Poltronova and the complete series of ceramics for Tendentse.
JOE TILSON, Labyrinth. Pilgrims road, oil on wooden bas-relief, 1978
BRUNO SACCHITravertine bas-relief, early seventies

ETTORE SOTTSASS, Cometa, Design Centre / Poltronova, 1971
MARIO FALLANI, After the flood, oil on canvas, 1980
ETTORE SOTTSASS
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Bowl, Tendentse, 1984-1988
BRUNO SACCHI, Coffee table, early seventies
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Bowl, Tendentse, 1984-1988

JACOPO DA EMPOLI (attributed), Infant Christ asleep on the cross, oil on canvas, late 16th century
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Bowl, Tendentse, 1984-1988
BRUNO SACCHI, Coffee table, early seventies

AFRA AND TOBIA SCARPA, Chair Model 925, Cassina, 1966
BRUNO SACCHI, Coffee table, early seventies
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Vases, Tendentse, 1984-1988