From Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, January 12, 2020, MAN Nuoro presents, in parallel with the retrospective of Anna Marongiu, the exhibition L’ombra del mare sulla collina, a valuable selection of works from the permanent collection of the museum curated by Luigi Fassi and Emanuela Manca.
The exhibition offers an unprecedented reading of the MAN collection, recounting in a new way more than a century of art in Sardinia through a varied corpus of drawings, paintings and sculptures. The route reconstructs the artistic events of the Sardinian twentieth century through some of the most representative works of the collection and continues to the present establishing a close dialogue with different contemporary authors.
It is a work of Mauro Manca to give the title to the exhibition, chosen because of the clear watershed that it marks between the figurative and abstract experiences: unanimously considered the crucial step for the opening, after the Second World War, the horizons of modern art in Sardinia, The shadow of the sea on the hill of the Sassari artist is the junction around which rotates the entire exhibition project.
The exhibition tells the story of the heterogeneity of Sardinian artistic history, grafting different worlds and styles, between traditions and experiments, and reveals works never exhibited before as the views of interiors by Giacinto Satta and the new acquisitions of Aldo Contini, Anna Marongiu and Mario Paglietti.
Among the artists on display are the key figures for the development of the different expressive canons that have characterized the Sardinian art scene from the twentieth century to the present day: Edina Altara, Italo Antico, Antonio Ballero, Alessandro Bigio, Giuseppe Biasi, Giovanni Campus, Cristian Chironi, Francesco Ciusa, Giovanni Ciusa Romagna, Delitala, Francesca Devoto, Salvatore Fancello, Gino Fogheri, Caterina Lai, Maria Lai, Costantino Nivola, Rosanna Rossi, Vincenzo Satta, Tona Scano, Antonio Secci, Bernardino Palazzi.
Opening: Friday, November 8, 2019, 19:00