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Lucio Fontana

The Conquest of Space

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> Richly illustrated publication about the spatial ideas of Lucio Fontana
> Exhibition 2 October 2021 - 23 January 2022 Design Museum Den Bosch Lucio Fontana - The conquest of space

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) is one of the most important avant-garde artists of the twentieth century and continues to inspire artists, designers and architects. He is known for his iconic monochromatic paintings with vertical cuts. Lucio Fontana: The Conquest of Space highlights the ideas of Fontana's Concetto spaziale and shows how these spatial notions took shape not only in his slashed canvases, but also in his sculpture, jewellery and installations.

For Fontana, there was no fundamental distinction between the visual arts, architecture and design: he was a sculptor by trade and did not allow himself to be limited by disciplines in his conception of space. He was one of the first visual artists to create spatial installations with floating sculptures and neon lights, and to collaborate with architects and designers.

With photography by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm, and texts by Colin Huizing and Paulo Campiglio, this publication is an indispensable overview of Fontana's innovative spatial views on art.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-661-6 | October 2021 | available | Colin Huizing | design: Haller Brun | photography: Anuschka Blommers en Niels Schumm | Dutch, English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 192 pages | illustrated (100 full color) | in conjunction with: Design Museum Den Bosch


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