post-title Ernesto Tatafiore | Die Französische Revolution und die Allegorie der Tugend – Eine fortlaufende Erzählung | Galerie Dittmar | 29.04.-14.06.2022

Ernesto Tatafiore | Die Französische Revolution und die Allegorie der Tugend – Eine fortlaufende Erzählung | Galerie Dittmar | 29.04.-14.06.2022

Ernesto Tatafiore | Die Französische Revolution und die Allegorie der Tugend – Eine fortlaufende Erzählung | Galerie Dittmar | 29.04.-14.06.2022

Ernesto Tatafiore | Die Französische Revolution und die Allegorie der Tugend – Eine fortlaufende Erzählung | Galerie Dittmar | 29.04.-14.06.2022

until 14.06. |#3455ARTatBerlin | Galerie Dittmar presents from 29. April 2022 the exhibition Die Französische Revolution und die Allegorie der Tugend – Eine fortlaufende Erzählung (<The French Revolution and the Allegory of Virtue – A Continuous Narrative) by the artist Ernesto Tatafiore.

Ernesto Tatafiore, born in Naples in 1943, had his first exhibition at Lucio Amelio in 1969. He subsequently exhibited repeatedly in this leading Italian avant-garde gallery at the time, with Joseph Beuys, Richard Long, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, among others. The next year, 1970, Tatafiore took part in the Venice Biennale, then twice more, in 1980 and 1990. In 1980 he took part in the survey exhibition of contemporary Italian art at the Kunsthalle Basel, the Museum Folkwang Essen and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. A separate catalogue is published. 1982 solo exhibition at the Museum of Art Lucerne. In 1985 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York shows the artist’s graphic work. Gallery exhibitions at Paul Maenz, Cologne, André Emmerich, New York, and the Lisson Gallery, London, among others. 1993 comprehensive exhibition at the Museum moderner Kunst Vienna, 2005 at the Museo Capodimonte in Naples and 2009 at Reggia di Caserta, the baroque royal palace of Caserta.

ART at Berlin - courtesy of Galerie Dittmar - Ernesto Tatafiore - Robespierre
Ernesto Tatafiore, Robespierre, 2004, Gouache on paper, 11,5 x 12 cm

Tatafiore has occupied a distinctive and prominent position in art since the 1970s. This also applies to the Italian movements of Arte Povera and Trans-avanguardia, with which there are points of contact at the beginning. Early on, Tatafiore developed the artistic forms of expression that remained characteristic of him, working with different techniques and materials, combining painting and drawing with collage and object-like sculptures, the subversive approach. Central to his work is the theme of the French Revolution, including the revolutionary personnel and the allegory of virtue, its inherent ambivalences, the mythological background and, in general, the universal view of history as allegory.

ART at Berlin - courtesy Galerie Dittmar - Ernesto Tatafiore - Giardino di Robespierre
Ernesto Tatafiore, Giardino di Robespierre, 2009, Gouache and pencil on paper, 79 x 56 cm

The French Revolution represents for the artist “a kind of ‘Great Metaphor'” (Jean-Christophe Ammann). It is the subject of a continuous, more playful or enigmatic exploration that involves language. In all this, as in the other thematic fields that Tatafiore explores, a great artistic independence and immediacy is revealed.

A publication is in preparation.

Exhibition dates: Friday, 29. April to Tuesday, 14. June 2022

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Image caption title: Ernesto Tatafiore, Les Souvenirs, 1974, Watercolour, pencil, collage on paper, 24,5 x 34,5 cm

Exhibition Ernesto Tatafiore – Galerie Dittmar | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin

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