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Museum Exhibitions

Sean Scully A Wound in a Dance with Love

22 June—9 October 2022
MAMbo, Sala delle Ciminiere

MAMbo presents A Wound in a Dance with Love, a large retrospective of Sean Scully (Dublin, 1945) which will be on view in the Sala delle Ciminiere from June 22 to October 9, 2022. 

The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Balbi with Dublin’s Kerlin Gallery as the main partner, is based on the show Sean Scully: Passenger – A Retrospective, curated by Dávid Fehér and organized by the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (October 14th – May 30th, 2021), later hosted by the Benaki Museum in Athens. 

The exhibition in Bologna, with 68 exhibited works (oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, drawings and a monumental sculpture), aims at highlighting the continuous dialogue between these two essential components of the artist’s work, by retracing over 50 years of creative experience. From the first figurative experiments in the ‘60s and the minimalist works in the ‘70s, to the current work, A Wound in a Dance with Love documents the most important developments of a practice which is always consistent with its assumptions but is also capable of changing significantly over time, in relation with emotional experiences and existential evolutions, affections and sorrows.

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