Home > Catalogue > Storie dell’arte contemporanea > Storie della Biennale di Venezia > Umbro Apollonio e l’archivio della Biennale di Venezia (1948-1972)
cover
cover

Umbro Apollonio e l’archivio della Biennale di Venezia (1948-1972)

Vittorio Pajusco    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

VIEW PDF DOWNLOAD PDF

abstract

In 1948 Rodolfo Pallucchini requested the collaboration of Umbro Apollonio to organize the 24th Venice Biennale. In 1949 the critic became the permanent curator of the Historical Archive of Contemporary Art (The Biennale Archive). First of all Apollonio organized the archival documentation of the Biennale and for this reason he thought of a new project for the library and the archive: to realize it he previously entrusted with the architect Carlo Scarpa and then with BBPR Group. After the great disorders of the 1968 edition, in 1970 Apollonio became Bienniale director. He curated with Dietrich Mahlow the special exhibition «Proposal for an experimental exhibition». On this occasion, a strong dialogue with the public was sought, focusing on issues such as art and society, art and production, analysis of seeing. The result was an exhibition holding arts from historical avant-garde to the most recent researches.

Published
Dec. 18, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-367-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-366-3

Keywords: Biennale archiveDomenico VaragnoloCarlo ScarpaUmbro ApollonioBiennale libraryBBPR

Copyright: © 2019 Vittorio Pajusco. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.