Gianni Bertini, Italian (1922 - 2010)

Gianni Bertini born on 1922 in Pisa, Italy.

Arte Nucleare

Term applied to a style of Italian painting prevalent in the 1950s. The Movimento Nucleare was founded in 1951 by ENRICO BAJ and Sergio Dangelo (b 1931), with Gianni Bertini (b 1922), to promote a gestural, fantastical style of avant-garde art. In their first manifesto (1952) the artists introduced the idea of ‘nuclear painting’ and made it clear that they were striving for a relevant representation of post-War man and his precarious environment. Arte nucleare stood in opposition to the powers unleashed in the atomic age and expressed the general fear of imminent and uncontrollable damage from nuclear physics. The artists also reacted against the pictorial disciplines of De Stijl and all forms of geometric abstraction, pursuing instead the unpredictable effects of Surrealist automatism.

This included gestural experiments similar to action painting and Tachism. Various Arte nucleare artists, including Gianni Dova, helped produce the magazine Phases in the mid-1950s. In 1955 Baj and other Arte nucleare artists joined the Mouvement International pour une Bauhaus Imaginiste (MIBI), founded by Asger Jorn. A further manifesto was released by the Arte nucleare artists in January 1959. This warned against the negative application of new technology and also found possibilities of a positive, aesthetic development from some aspects of atomic fission. Although a few Arte nucleare exhibitions were held, the movement did not gain the currency enjoyed by its rival, Art informel, and by the early 1960s had faded from the international arena.

Solo and Group exhibitions (selected)

Forte Belvedere Firenze
Villa Mazzotti Chiari
Palazzo Reale Milano
Spazio Annunciata Milano

Galleria Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Chiari (Bs)
Galleria Spazia Bologna
Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna Gallarate
Museo Archeologico Statale Spoleto

Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano
Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena

Palazzo D'Accursio Bologna
Bel Art Gallery Milano

Villa Croce Museo dArte Contemporanea, Genova
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano

Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano

Centro d'arte spaziotempo, Firenze

Galerie de l'europe, Paris
Libreria Les Argonautes, Paris

Quadreria (Bertini-Rotella), Lecco
Galleria del Naviglio, Milano

Libreria-galleria Derbylius (Arte fiera Bologna)

Galleria San Michele, Brescia

Galleria Annunciata Fiera, Bologna
Galleria Arcadia Nuova, Milano

Galleria Annunciata fiera, Bologna
Gallerie Thorigny, Fiac Parigi e Fiera Francoforte
Le Mec Art, fiac Parigi

Galleria Annunciata fiera, Bologna e l'arco, Madrid
Dorothea Keeser galery, Hambourg
Galleria Centro Arte, Milano
Galleria Elleni, Bergano
Galleria Lanza, Verbania, Intra

Galleria Annunciata, Fiera Milano
Galleria Vinciana, Milano
Free Art Torino Galerie la Pochede, Parigi
Galerie Thorigny, Parigi
Galleria Annunciata, Cycle A. Artaud
fiac Parigi

Galleria Annunciata, Milano
Galerie Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand
Galerie la Pochade, Salon de Mars-Paris
Galleria il Traghetto, Venezia
Studio bellora, Milano
Galleria il Traghetto, Venezia
Studio Bellora, Milano
Galleria Cesarea, Genova

Works in public collections:

Galerie Seine 51, Parigi, Francia
Galleria Bergamo, Bergamo-Italia
Galleria Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Chiari (Bs)-Italia
Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Firenze-Italia
Spazio Annunciata, Milano-Italia
Galleria Artestudio, Milano-Italia
Studio Gariboldi, Milano-Italia
Galleria Cardelli & Fontana, Sarzana (Sp)-Italia
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg-Danimarca
LAAC - Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, Dunkerque-Francia
FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Parigi-Francia
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Parigi-Francia
Museum Abteiberg,
Stockolm museum- Sweden
Liegi museum - Belgium
Buenos Aires museum- Argentina
Oslo museum- Norwey
Rome - museum
Turin -museum

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