On view at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Springs (NY) from May 8, 2021, through January 10, 2022, Nivola: Sandscapes, organized in collaboration with Fondazione Nivola and with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., includes rarely seen work from the artist’s family estate, major institutional and private loans and 3 important pieces from the Museo Nivola collection.
Nivola: Sandscapes explores the artist’s pioneering process of sandcast sculpting. Featuring a selection of approximately 50 works from the early 1950s to the 1970s, including sandcast reliefs, carved concrete sculptures, and rarely seen maquettes of his most important architectural commissions, this focused presentation will examine the artistic process, range of influences, and notable impact that Nivola had on modern urban architecture and design.
The exhibition is curated by Magazzino’s 2020-21 Scholar-in-Residence, Teresa Kittler, with Chiara Mannarino.
“This exhibition highlights Nivola’s quest for identity and his global vision, the coexistence in his work of a Modernist legacy and postmodernist insights, his double interest in form and community ideals,” says the president of the Nivola Foundation, Giuliana Altea.
“During the show, a welcome thread will unite Orani and New York,” says director of Museo Nivola, Antonella Camarda. “The pandemic drifted the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean apart, Nivola is bringing us together again.”