“Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold is the first retrospective of Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) in the United States in more than four decades—will reassess the artist’s legacy through a selection of exquisite sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and environments made between 1931 and 1968. The founder of Spatialism and one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, Fontana is widely known for his slashed paintings that became symbols of the postwar era. The exhibition will present extraordinary examples of this iconic series, known as the Cuts (Tagli). It will also explore Fontana’s beginnings as a sculptor as well as his pioneering work with environments, thus contextualizing the radical gesture of the Cuts within his broader practice.” — The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photographs by Corrado Serra.
Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold is curated by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in The Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. It is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana.