To celebrate the advent of the third millennium, Credito Valtellinese Gallery is hosting works by some European contemporary artists in its stands in Milan (former Stelline Refectory). Since long, the Gallery has been linked to the theme of the Last Supper, not only because of its location close to the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Corso Magenta, where the famous fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci is kept, but also because the first exhibition which was mounted at the Gallery was a major Andy Warhol exhibition on the Last Supper. Some of the exhibitions expected for 2000 will be devoted to the same subject.
The calendar for the year, prepared in association with the A.I.C.E.M. - which unites six European cultural centres based in Milan (i.e. Centre Culturel Franšais, Istituto Austriaco di Cultura a Milan, British Council, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Centro Culturale Svizzero) - includes exhibitions of three couples of artists of different age and style who come from the above-mentioned countries.
The exhibitions will be hosted also at the Centre Culturel Franšais stands in Corso Magenta No 63.
The program will start with the inauguration of Martial Raysse (France) and Hermann Nitsch (Austria) exhibition, on March 30 at 18h.30. Then, in June, the Gallery will host the works by Damien Hirst (Great Britain) and a Spanish art collection belonging to the period 1950-1970 of the Foundation La Caixa (including works by TÓpies, Saura, Chillida and more artists). Finally, in November, the Gallery will host Daniel Spoerry's works (Switzerland) and an exhibition of Spanish works to be defined.
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