From 24 April 2016 to 16 Oct 2016 the Erich Lindenberg Art Foundation presents the exhibition Bruno Monguzzi. The fly and the spider at the Museum Villa Pia in Italy, an exhibition dedicated to the work of Swiss graphic Bruno Monguzzi.
The exhibition includes over eighty works -including many posters that have marked the history of Swiss graphic internationally- and covers all of Monguzzi’s activities, starting from his debut in Milan, and accompanying us inside his thinking so that we can be guided by the artist himself in the genesis of some of his paradigmatic responses. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Erich Lindenberg Art Foundation has commissioned the Zurich filmmaker Heinz Bütler to create an 86’ documentary film comprising fifteen chapters. To accompany both the exhibition and the film a book is being written that continues the journey inside the processes of visual communication via an interview with Bruno Monguzzi that Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo carried out over a twenty-year period.
The title of the exhibition comes from one of Monguzzi’s experiences: “Boggeri calls me into his office and begins to tell me a story of spiders and cobwebs. And with its beautiful hands, the most beautiful hands I have ever touched, track different types of spider webs in space. Finally he comes to graphics and tells me that often the Swiss graphics are perfect, but often a useless perfection. Useful, the web, would become only when broken by fly. Thus, thanks to him, began this search for meaning in my work. “
To learn more about the exhibition visit The Lindeberg Art Foundation page.