Fausto Melotti “The Deserted City” at Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth is delighted to present ‘The Deserted City,’ an exhibition dedicated to the  Italian post-war sculptor, painter, and poet Fausto Melotti. On view 13 September – 27 October 2018 at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, ‘The Deserted City’ is curated by Edoardo Gnemmi, Director Fondazione Fausto Melotti, and sheds new light on Melotti’s merging of sculptural mastery and poetic sensibility through a unique exhibition design that draws inspiration from the metaphysical landscapes of Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings and Alberto Burri’s magnum opus, ‘Grande Cretto.’ Through an atmosphere that hovers between the earthly and the otherworldly, ‘The Deserted City’ situates Melotti’s work within the context of his fellow Italian artistic titans and highlights their shared belief that art can facilitate what Gnemmi has called ‘a return to life.’

Start Date

September 13, 2018

End Date

October 27, 2018


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City

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