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Among new art groups born in Milano during the eighties…

Adachiara ZeviPeripezie dell’Arte Italiana…, Einaudi, Torino 2005: “…Among new art groups born in Milano during the eighties, one was based on the charismatic figure of Corrado levi, architect, writer and collector from Turin….Art critic Francesca Alinovi, while organizing the show “Italian Wave at the Holly Solomon gallery in New York in 1980, met Vittoria Chierici who was attending Columbia University and taking classes at the School of Visual Arts. Here Chierici met Manuela Filiaci, painter and founder of the art space on 15th street, the Parallel Window….In 1983 Francesca Alinovi invited Chierici to participate at the art show “Serata Enfatista” at the Neon Gallery in Bologna. One year later Chierici exhibited her work in the group show, ” Dall’Olio all’Aeroplanino” at the Studio S. Gottardo of Corrado Levi which had just opened in Milano. This was the first show of the group of young artists from Milano: Stefano Arienti, Amedeo Martegani, Mario Della Vedova, Marco Mazzucconi; from Turin, Pierluigi Pusole, Luigi Stoisa, Bruno Zanichelli; from Bologna Vittoria Chierici and Ivo Bonacorsi….In 1989 Levi invited Chierici to represent Italy at the international exhibition, “The Seven Artists”, in Tokio…Chierici exhibited a series inspired by the Andy Warhol’s famous  Green Coca Cola Bottles…In 1993, after the Gulf War, Chierici started painting Battaglie ( Battles)…In 1997, Chierici focused on the Battle of Anghiari, the unfinished masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci of which only copies and fragments of drawings came to our time. In such a partial condition, Chierici thinks, is the modernity of masters from the past.” ( Translated from Italian by Pina Piccolo, February 2011)

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