PANORAMA | Procida
2 – 5 September 2021
Lucio Fontana’s ‘Fine di Dio’ – Chapel of Santa Maria Regina della Purità
Tornabuoni Art is delighted to present a work from the famous cycle Fine di Dio (The end of God) by Lucio Fontana, on the occasion of the first physical event organized by Italics: “PANORAMA”, an island-wide exhibition on Procida (off the coast of Naples) from Thursday 2nd of September to Sunday 5th of September 2021, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
In the context of the exhibition Panorama, the presentation of this Fine di Dio takes place in the evocative Chapel of Santa Maria Regina della Purità in the complex of the former Conservatorio delle Orfane in Terra Murata. It is the first time that a work of this cycle is presented in the context of an architecture with a sacred vocation. In this environment, the Fine di Dio is enriched with new meanings, bringing to light for the first time a reading of the work linked to its semantic value: the philosophical meaning of the title of the work has in fact been highlighted by critics who have sometimes privileged in their reading the sense of negation of transcendence and sometimes the rediscovery of spirituality.
In the Chapel of Santa Maria Regina della Purità, the Fine di Dio embodies Fontana’s definition: “infinite, unfathomable, the end of figuration, the principle of emptiness”.
By participating in Italics and in the evocative context of the island of Procida, Tornabuoni Art has the opportunity to represent, through the Fine di Dio, a chapter of Italian artistic excellence. The highest point of Lucio Fontana’s creative vision is added to the other forty-five works that under the curatorship of Vincenzo de Bellis will populate the island of Procida nominated Italian Capital of Culture 2022.
Image: Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, La fine di Dio, 1963, 178 x 123 cm (rendering) © Courtesy Tornabuoni Art