Emilio Vedova, Absurd Berlin Diary '64, 1964
Emilio Vedova, Absurd Berlin Diary '64, 1964

Emilio Vedova (1919-2006)

Absurd Berlin Diary '64, 1964

Venetian painter Emilio Vedova’s Absurd Berlin Diary '64 was the first in the history of modernism to relieve abstract expressive painting from the conventional form of a panel painting, placing it instead in a freely accessible space as a rearrangeable architectural structure where the viewer can walk around. Mounted on freely movable iron hinges, the Plurimi are assemblages of paintings incorporating a wide range of materials and techniques that have been spatially coordinated. The work was painted in 1964 in a recently divided Berlin in reaction to what Vedova called a “conflict of opposing situations”. (Vedova).

Absurd Berlin Diary '64
Malerei und Collage auf mehrseitigen, beweglichen Holzelementen, mit Eisenscharnieren, Seilen, Eisenteilen, Graffiti, Kratz- und Brandspuren
Maße je nach Installation ca. 10 m x 10 m x 20 m
Donation of the artist

© Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venedig