14.10.2012 – 16.06.2013, Museum

Italian art has always held a special place in the Biedermann Collection.
The exhibition opening in October 2012 will focus on Gianni Dessì and Nunzio whose works are an integral part of the Biedermann Collection.

In Italy Nunzio is regarded as one of the most important sculptors of his generation. Born in the Abbruzzo region in 1954, he lives and works in Rome and Turin. The artist, whose signature materials are wood and lead, infuses his works with a powerful sense of balance and harmony. Often working with scorched wood, he creates velvety, intensely black surfaces that absorb and reflect light in a profoundly evocative way.

Nunzio's sculptures are paired and juxtaposed with works by Gianni Dessì, whose diverse oeuvre ranges from small-scale paintings to monumental sculptures and installations. Dessì, lives and works in Rome, the city where he was born in 1955. Trained as a set designer, he often creates large, theatrical figures that blur the distinction between painting, sculpture and installation.


The following publication is available on request for this exhibition:


    Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen / modo Verlag Freiburg, 2012 (Language: German, Italian, English)