Velasco Vitali is the curator of the first retrospective of the painter GiANCARLO VITALI TIME OUT, 5th July-24th september 2017 in Palazzo Reale, Sforzesco Castle, Natural History Museum, and (curated by Peter Greenaway) Manzoni's House. The exhibition offers a critical look a 70 years long career dedicated to painting - from his early work appreciated by Carrà to his last (and never before presented) production.
Alongside paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, acclaimed and given historical context by Testori, a wide selection of never before exposed paintings will be on display with a selection of refined engravings and works on paper.
Orticola opens a new project devoted to contemporary art with Velasco Vitali and his work "Fiore", a site-specific installation for the space in the heart of public gardens Indro Montanelli (in Milan). A steel wire woven bed replicates the cascading leaves of a Kashmir Cypress or a Weeping Willow: it invokes the perfection of inlay and chisel, reflects and refractes light by playing (like leaves) with the sun and the sun Angles of its rays.
Indro Montanelli public Gardens, Milan / 5th - 8th may 2017 / Orticola
ArchiViVitali is a cultural and non-profit organization that aims to conserve, protect, promote the name and work of three authors that share the same last name and place of birth: the writer Andrea Vitali, the painter and engraver Giancarlo Vitali, the painter and sculptor Velasco Vitali, all residents in Bellano, on the eastern shore of Lake Como.
23 Artists, 9 Courtyards, 2 Gardens. Velasco Vitali joins with his sculpture "Sbarco" the group exhibition of sculptures and installations organized in the courtyards of historic buildings in Tourin: "Arte alle Corti", 2nd edition, curated by Silvio Ferrero.
Vernissage 30 June 2016, h. 18.30. Palazzo Asinari di San Marzano, via Maria Vittoria 4, Tourin
17th June - 30th June 2016: "Un malato di Libri - Homage to Emilio Mazzoli" curated by Giovanni Iemulo and Salvatore Schembari. 36 drawings by Sandro Chia / Mimmo Palladino / Velasco Vitali
opening on friday 17th June, h.18.00. Angolo K, via Sant'Anna 105 corner with via san Giovanni 31, Ragusa, Sicily
Iron and steeel sculptures by Velasco Vitali are on the main square of S. Pietro all'Olmo: ten small trees that punctuate the space as a musical score, are sorted on two paths, expanding from large central elm, stretched along the lines of the square starting from the new D'O restaurant by Davide Oldani.
Today on the Huffington Post, an article by Paula Di Perna about Giancarlo and Velasco Vitali
Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March (12:30) East Building, National Gallery of Art: screening of Hand Gestures (Il gesto delle mani, Italy 2015. 77 minutes), a documentary that follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at the Battaglia Artistic Foundry, in Milan.
Saturday 6th February 2016, h 17.00: Giulia Niccolai presents Paul Vangelisti's "Solitude", a book curated by Nanni Cagnone with drawings by di Velasco Vitali. Paul Vangelisti, Velasco Vitali, Nanni Cagnone, Brunella Antomarini will be present.
the movie Il gesto delle mani (Hand gestures), about the process of the making of a bronze sculpture by Velasco Vitali, after winning the FIPRESCI award at Berlinale 2015, has been selected in the section LOVE of the BFI London Film Festival.
Saturday 27th june (h.18.30): opening of Velasco Vitali's solo exhibition "FUGA" at Galleria Mazzoli (29th june-19th september 2015). Opening times: Monday-Saturday 9am-1pm/4pm-7.30 pm or by appointment.