Book Presentation: ENZO CUCCHI. Cinquant’anni di grafica d’artista

The exhibition catalogue ENZO CUCCHI. Cinquant’anni di grafica d’artista, edited by Alessandro Cucchi and Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini and published by NERO, will be presented on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 8.30pm at Spazio Officina, Chiasso. Those in attendance will include Enzo Cucchi, Mario Botta, Alessandro Cucchi and Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini.

Enzo Cucchi, the most visionary of artists of the Transavanguardia movement, has always shown particular concern and passion for graphic design and the catalogue/book as object. Here presented for the first time are the basic phases of Cucchi’s graphic research, from his early period in the 1970s down to the present,
revealing his complex creative journey, rich in reflections, research, documents, and surprising solutions adopted by the artist, such as the very large and the very small. The formats follow inscrutable rules, faithful to the images they contain and often combining different printing methods. His characters and writing by hand alternate with the images of heroes of the countryside of the Marche, animals, hills, and houses hidden amid the folds of his leporellos, in the corners of the pages and cover flaps, and they are filled with echoes from his land of origin sweetened by his experience as an international artist.

The catalogue includes texts by: Brunella Antomarini, Mario Botta, Alessandro Cucchi, Davide Dosi, Paolo Marasca, Nicoletta Ossanna, Cavadini, Alfredo Taroni.

The catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition: Enzo Cucchi. Cinquant’anni di grafica d’artista / Fifty Years of Art Graphics
Spazio Officina, Chiasso, 11 June – 23 July 2017
Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 15 October – 15 December 2017

Spazio Officina – Via Dante Alighieri 4 6830 Chiasso
Wednesday 12 July 2017, 8.30pm