January 19 – April 20, 2022
Fausto Melotti | Theatre
Hauser & Wirth
23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET UK
Fausto Melotti is considered a pioneer of Italian art and is acknowledged for his unique contribution to the development of mid-century European Modernism.
Curator Saim Demircan introduces this exhibition of sculptures, ceramic pieces and works on paper by Italian sculptor, painter and poet Fausto Melotti. On display for the first time at Hauser & Wirth in London, the selection of works places an emphasis on the theatrical within Melotti’s practice and includes artworks spanning five decades from the 1930s until his passing in 1986. As Demircan says, ‘it wasn’t until the early 1980s that he designed set pieces for the actual stage. This exhibition looks back throughout Melotti’s lifetime to consider how theatre—conceptually as much as a dramatic art—informed the artist’s own creativity.’