The talk will address the artist Cesare Lucchini’s latest works currently on display at the gallery.
About the exhibition:
Cesare Lucchini’s most recent works no longer look at human cruelty but rather at the insolvable contradictions of man’s condition. Lucchini’s figures are deconstructed and a collection of variegated parts: They establish a certain connection with Picasso; however whereas the late master was interested in exploring ways of seeing, Lucchini recounts the drama of man and the impossibility of achieving wholeness. Lucchini is not an existentialist; the artist is not concerned about man alone in a Godless universe, but rather in the difficulty of living with the knowledge that the dream – e.g. the mountain; the clear blue sky – can never be reached. Man has to lose that very essence which constitutes his ability to love but also, alas, to hate in order to achieve his paradise.
About the artist: Cesare Lucchini was born in 1941 in Bellinzona, Switzerland, and currently lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland. Lucchini works with galleries in Germany and Switzerland and has had many exhibitions in museums, including solo shows at the Mendrisio Palazzo Pollini, Ferrara; Pallazzo dei Diamanti; Locarno Pinacoteca Casa Rusca; and Neuchatel Museum of Art and History, Switzerland. Lucchini has further exhibitions planned in 2015 – 2016, notably at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne; and the Ulmer Museum, Ulm.