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POSTPONED: LORENZO MARINI - ALPHATYPE

Date:

04/22/2020


POSTPONED: LORENZO MARINI - ALPHATYPE

After the great success of Alphacube at 2020 LA Art Show, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles will host the exhibit ALPHATYPE by Lorenzo Marini. In conjunction with a show at The Bruce Lurie Gallery.

"The success of Marini’s typocentric artworks depends intellectually on this rich range of citation, but also on a literary use of language—English and Italian for the most part—that befits the works’ graphic effulgence. (On occasion, going on in torrents of simile about the shapes of letters, Marini the writer approximates the evocative brilliance of his countryman Italo Calvino.) Surprisingly, calligraphy does not figure, except incidentally, in such Type Art: Marini’s approach, although painterly, is not gestural but is rooted in the form and function of the letters themselves. He regards his B’s and N’s and W’s as stable, established personas, structurally selfcontained, inspiring a universe of association around them. In this regard, Marini personalizes the alphabet and, in the evident joy he takes in doing so, encourages us to do the same."

Peter Frank, curator

Information

Date: Da Wednesday, April 22, 2020 a Saturday, July 11, 2020

Organized by : IIC Los Angeles

Entrance : With fee


Location:

IIC Los Angeles

1781