Internationally recognized for his works, the famous American artist Robert Indiana will star this spring (from 9 April to 13 August 2017), a major exhibition at the Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca in Locarno.
The exhibition follows the broad promoted retrospective at MoMA, the Whitney Museum in New York and other major American and European museums, last of them in order of time, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, where his exhibition was organized last summer.
Several of the most significant works of Indiana latter event will be presented, together with other paintings and sculptures rarely exposed, in Locarno.
The outstanding reputation of Indiana is also no doubt linked his sculpture “LOVE”, unmistakable icon of Pop Art, which you can be seen in important public places around the world, from Sixth Avenue in New York to the gardens of the Museum of Art in New Orleans, to the main square of Taipei.
The exhibition of Locarno, in which the public can see the main paintings and sculptures by the American artist, made from late ’50, is the result of a fruitful collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich and is set up as the first solo of Indiana in a Swiss museum.
Indiana is a writer who paints, and what makes it unique.
His main interest is the communication of ideas through a language in which the use of text, signs and numbers pushes the observer to a dialogue.
The artist uses his images-text as a stimulus for imagination: the viewer is invited to create a connection between the meaning of a word and its staff association.