Achille, brother of Fabio Mauri, traces the cultural scenes of post-war Rome and Milan
At Frieze Masters 2019, a historical presentation by Hauser & Wirth takes the fascinating narrative of Fabio Mauri, an artist, writer, producer and intellectual, alongside the history of his family (a publishing dynasty wITH close connections to radical Italian art, poetry, cinema, philosophy and literature) as a starting point to explore Italian visual culture, its influences and the defining ideas behind it.
The project examines and, in cases, re-examines the artistic milieu surrounding Mauri which included Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Enrico Baj, Alberto Burri, Alighiero Boetti, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Piero Dorazio, Tano Festa, Lucio Fontana, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni, Gastone Novelli, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Giulio Turcato and Cy Twombly.
At home in Milan, Achille Mauri, brother of Fabio Mauri, discusses the remarkable cultural scenes in Milan and Rome in the post-war period. ‘It was a magical moment... you’d get the chance to meet the greatest artists of that era.’
‘Before or After, at the Same Time: Rome, Milan, and Fabio Mauri, 1958–1968’ is on view at Frieze Masters, 3 – 6 October 2019.