Carol Rama - Catalogo Ragionato


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Carol Rama - Catalogo Ragionato
Carol Rama - Catalogo Ragionato

edited by Maria Cristina Mundici
with Raffaella Roddolo and Maria Grazia Messina
The first catalogue raisonné of the work of the provocative artist, awarded a Leone d’Oro alla Carriera in 2003
Edited by Maria Cristina Mundici, with Raffaella Roddolo and Maria Grazia Messina, the Catalogue Raisonné of the works of Carol Rama analyzes fully, for the first time, the artist's 70-year career, from 1936 to 2005.
A central and unique figure in the context of Italian art history, Carol Rama (Turin, 1918-2015) spanned the 20th century in a quest for experimentalism in both subject-matter and materials. Since the 2000s she began to be appreciated beyond Italy’s borders, and her fame grew after 2015 also thanks to important retrospectives in Europe and the United States.
In 2014 the Archivio Carol Rama began work on a Catalogue Raisonné of the artist’s works, to reflect the complex and unusual nature of this figure, who became an icon of creativity also among recent generations.
In an operation marking the first of its kind, the Catalogue documents detailed historical research into the painter, her oeuvre, and the contexts in which she worked. The Catalogue would not have been possible without the vital support of the Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte. The first volume is devoted wholly to historical and critical writings by important scholars of the artist (Fabio Belloni, Maria Cristina Mundici, Raffaella Roddolo, Federica Rovati, and Elena Volpato), who analyze her production with new ways of seeing. It is completed by a collection of 200 full-page colour images.
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The second volume consists in a complete set of illustrated technical and historical descriptions of the works, compiled by Raffaella Roddolo, as well as the accompanying reference sections (appendices, biography, exhibitions, bibliography).
Maria Cristina Mundici, an art historian and scientific director of the Archivio Carol Rama, was head curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea from 1985 until 1992. An independent curator of international exhibitions such as “Carol Rama” at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1998) and, with Rudi Fuchs, the “Mario Merz” exhibition at the Fondazione Merz (2010), she is the author of publications mainly exploring aspects of Italian art between the end of the 1950s and the start of the 1970s. Raffaella Roddolo, an art historian and member of the scientific committee of the Archivio Carol Rama, and a former writer for publications in the field of art history, has conducted research since 2014 aimed at compiling the Catalogue Raisonné, for which she is responsible for the entire corpus of records of the works. Maria Grazia Messina was a lecturer in Contemporary Art History at the Universities of Venice and Florence, and has been chairperson of the Consulta Universitaria Nazionale per la Storia dell’Arte. She has been a member of the Consiglio Superiore dei Beni Culturali, and of the scientific committees of the Fondazione Torino Musei and the Museo del Novecento in Milan. Since 2019 she has been a member of the Archivio Carol Rama’s scientific committee.
Dimensions24 x 28cm
BindingHardcover in box
Colour illustrations256
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