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WORK ON PAPER Exhibit by Franco Marrocco at the IIC Opens March 6

Date 03.19.2014

Building Bridges Art Foundation, Bice Bugatti Club and IIC, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles The exhibit showcases works by three Italian artists formed at the prestigious Brera Art Academy of Milan: Italo Bressan, Alessandro Savelli , and Franco Marrocco – current Director of the Brera Academy and coordinator of all the art academies in Italy.

Thursday, March 06, 2014 – Saturday, April 05, 2014

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles
1023 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024 – USA
tel: 310 4433250

‘Since the late 70’s and after the international success of the Transavanguard, several generations of Italian artists have effectively practiced a return to painting. Particularly significant was the generation who rediscovered and practiced with perseverance original forms of abstraction. For these artists, who nowadays are more than 50 years old, color marked and marks the “movement” of the poetic framework. (Giovanni Iovane, Curator)

Italo Bressan, born in Vezzano (TN) in 1950, attended the Brera Art Academy where he is a professor of painting since 1982. Since 1979 he has exhibited in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Basel, Frankfurt and Hamburg.

Franco Marrocco, born in Caserta in 1958, attended the Brera Art Academy where he currently serves as Director and Professor of painting. He recently become coordonator of all the art academies in Italy He has exhibited in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey, and he participated in the 54th Biennale of Venice (2011).