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REPLAY
DEPERO HALLEY
24th January 2019 - 24th April 2019

Reboot or Replay of the matching among works by Fortunato Depero and Peter Halley proposed in the Turin exhibition of 2014, suggested by Halley himself.
The geometric structures of Peter Halley, the abstractionism defined as "animal" by the same Depero, in 1915-1916, and his robot characters or “products” of the 1920s, define in this comparison a humanity confined in the geometric simplification of the subject. A simplification, however, of circulating, advertising and stunning energy.
Futurist anthropomorphism, derived from the poetics of the man-machine relationship, meant as alienation, and the simulation of the American conceptual pop of the Eighties, are the two connatural categories of  the pop aesthetics, which extend the level of the comparison to the problems of Japanese neo-pop during the Nineties. In the background, the canonical theme of the American pop art in the Sixties, seriality, expanded in the futurist anticipation of the Twenties and in the differentiated repetition of the Eighties.
Cell, commodity, seriality, humanity: four key-words that combined in different ways amazingly interpret the two painters’ work as variations. They move from Depero to Halley in a more abstract key, and in opposite direction, as in a sort of expansion of their meaning.
In addition to the essays by G. Carpi and G. Menolascina, the curators of the exhibition, the catalogue includes an intervention by Maurizio Scudiero, the first expert on the work of Fortunato Depero.

Fortunato Depero

PUPAZZO CAMPARI, 1926info

63,5 x 46 cm

Fortunato Depero

NEW YORK & GRATTACIELI, 1927info

mixed technique on paper , 32 x 39,5 cm

Peter Halley

UNTITLED, 2004info

acrylic on paper , 56 x 43,3 cm

Fortunato Depero

AL TEATRO DEI PICCOLI / BALLI PLASTICI, 1918info

oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

Peter Halley

URGE, 2016info

mixed technique on canvas, 116 x 132 cm

Fortunato Depero

I BEVITORI E LA LOCOMOTIVA, 1925info

oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm

Peter Halley

UNTITLED, 2012info

mixed technique on canvas, 81,5 x 81,5 cm

Fortunato Depero

COSTRUZIONE DI DONNA CON FIORE GIALLO, 1917 ca.info

oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Peter Halley

UNTITLED, 2004info

acrylic on paper , 56 x 43,3 cm

Peter Halley

GREY CELL, 1999info

mixed technique on canvas, 112 x 102 cm