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Porto hosts exhibition on painter Italian Giorgio Griffa

(AGI) Lisbon, July 29 - Art pieces by Italian painter Giorgio Griffa are on disp...

Porto hosts exhibition on painter Italian Giorgio Griffa
Giorgio Griffa 

(AGI) Lisbon, July 29 - Art pieces by Italian painter Giorgio Griffa are on display in Portugal for the first time in Porto's Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves. The anthology, entitled "Quasi tutto" (Almost everything), was organised by the museum in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Lisbon. The exhibition consists of a vast selection of more than 40 paintings and some 50 drawings made between 1969 and 2015. Primarily focused on Griffa's abstract work, the exhibition reveals the artist's compromise with painting, which he viewed as a cumulative process within a larger physical and metaphysical plane. Born in 1936 in Turin, where he still lives and works, Griffa is among the foremost and original representatives of experimental contemporary painting from the 1960s to today. His work is recognised at an international level. The exhibition was conceived in May during a conversation between Griffa and its two curators, Suzanne Cotter, director of the Museu de Serralves, and Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva. It will remain open until Sep. 4. (AGI) Rmo/mal. .