“The collection constitutes one of the most important factors of my actions in the world of art and, in a way, it acts as a catalyst which enables me to convert it into the active part of my share in art. If at the very beginning I practised collecting without any direct commitment to the process which led to the realization of the pieces of art I bought, today I can admit that in most of the cases the purchase is subordinated to the relationship I strike up with an artist or to the support to their work”.
With these words Paolo Brodbeck presents to the public a significant part of his collection which consists of the works of well-known contemporary artists, mainly European, accompanied by four new works of Sicilian artists.
The show of Urs Lüthi at the Fondazione Brodbeck documents varying aspects of the artist’s sculptural work. Although his sculptures have an appearance that seems to contradict their material construction, taken all together they nevertheless form a convincing whole of the artist’s intentions.
Since the beginning of the 1970s, Urs Lüthi has used the self-portrait to analyze the different identities that coexist in each of us; Urs Lüthi’s sculpture thus achieves a particular image of himself and of his identification with culture and its history. Art is the Better Life is an exhibition dedicated to one of the most important artists among the Paolo Brodbeck Collection, Urs Lüthi.
This is the first show of the exhibition project called Collection (Collezione), which has been conceived by Gianluca Collica, Fondazione’s art director and curator of Collezione Paolo Brodbeck. The project counts the realization of group art exhibition series (containing collection’s works) and a selection of solo exhibitions dedicated to some artists presented in the collection.
Exhibition artists: Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Luciano Bartolini, Domenico Bianchi, Piero Dorazio, Carlo Guaita, Piero Guccione, Renato Guttuso, Titina Maselli, Mario Nigro, Mimmo Paladino, Paolo Parisi, Achille Perilli, Alfredo Pirri, Mimmo Rotella, Piero Ruggeri, Antonio Sanfilippo, Ettore Spalletti, Tancredi, Lorenzo Tornabuoni, Giulio Turcato, Piero Zuccaro