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26 March 2012

Miroglio Group and the art of Pinot Gallizio

 The association continues between the Miroglio Group and the works of the great Alba artist Pinot Gallizio, a leading exponent of situationist art and inventor in the 1950s of industrial painting.
Tribute will be paid to Gallizio by retracing the multiple facets of his artistic research in a series of unprecedented showings of some of his most significant works, and fashion and theatrical events: a ’scattered’ exhibition which will be invading the town of Alba from March 31st to April 10th thanks to the support of the Miroglio Group, whose fabrics were used by Gallizio more than fifty years ago for some of his major works.
The first date for the diary is Saturday March 31st at 6 pm, when the exhibition dedicated to industrial painting curated by Liliana Dematteis and the Gallizio Archive will be inaugurated in the magnificent mediaeval church of San Domenico, in Alba’s old town centre. A unique opportunity to see the 74 metre-long roll of industrial painting entitled ’Senza Titolo’ (Without Title) displayed for the first time in its entirety since its creation in 1958.
At the same time the Alba Municipal Theatre will be hosting the encounter between the art of Pinot Gallizio and fashion which resulted in the creation of twelve completely original outfits inspired by the work of the artist during a workshop entitled ’Elena Mirò Art & Fashion’ curated and directed by the Miroglio Group (Reggia di Venaria – November 2011).
Also on display in the Municipal Theatre will be the two paintings known as ’Le fabbriche del vento’ (The Wind Factories), which were shown in the personal room dedicated to Gallizio at the XXXII Venice Biennale in 1964, just a few months following his untimely passing.

In backing this initiative Miroglio is confirming its resolve to continue investing in art and creativity by supporting the works of one of the greatest artists to have ever been produced in the area where the Group was born.