Giuseppe Uncini

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GIUSEPPE UNCINI

GIUSEPPE UNCINI

Biography

Giuseppe Uncini was born in Fabriano in 1929 and passed away in Trevi in 2008. He moved to Rome in 1953 where he encountered Edgardo Mannucci, Alberto Burri, Afro, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Ettore Colla, Emilio Villa. In 1956-57 he created the series “Terre”, works made of tuff, sand, ash and colored pigments, and in 1957-58 the first “Cementarmati”. In these works made of iron, concrete and wire mesh, the artist left the supporting structure visibile and revealed his geometric-spatial research placing the constructive and architectural principles in the foreground. Giuseppe Uncini took part in several exhibitions together with Festa, Lo Savio, Angeli and Schifano, all artists named under the “Giovane scuola romana”. His research continued from 1962 to 1965 with the “Ferrocementi” in which the extremely smooth concrete lost all references of matter, and in 1965 with the series “Strutturespazio”, presented at the XXXIII Venice Biennale in 1966. In the 70s Uncini presented the series “Mattoni” and “Ombre”, works with massive architectural presences brought into dialogue with their own shadows, also built and turned into physical volumes. The 80s were marked by the “Dimore”, surfaces that evoked an architectural landscape with buildings, doors, windows and thresholds, and from 2004 by the series “Architetture”. His activity as a sculptor, as well as a goldsmith (at the beginning of the 2000s he proposed a series of gold, silver and brilliant jewels, made with lost-wax casting technique) continued until his death.

Giuseppe Uncini took part in numerous exhibitions held in national and international institutions, among the solo: Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca (2016), Fondazione Marconi, Milan (2015), Musma, Matera (2013), Istituto statale d’arte, Rome (2010), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz and Accademia di San Luca, Rome (2009), ZKM – Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe and MART, Rovereto (2008), Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2001), Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (2000), Centro Arti Visive – Ex Pescheria, Pesaro (1999), Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Marsala (1990), Institute of Art, Ferrara (1985), Pinacoteca and Musei Comunali, Macerata (1993). Among the collective exhibitions in institutions: MOCA, Hiroshima (2018), Museo d’Inverno, Siena (2017), MACRO, Rome (2016), MART, Rovereto (2014), GNAM, Rome (2012), GAMeC, Bergamo (2010), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2007), MAN, Nuoro (2006), Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome (2005), La Triennale, Milan (2004), GAM, Turin (2003), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (2002), Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (2001), MoMA PSI, New York (1999), Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (1995), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1994), Institut Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt (1990), Casa Centrale dell’Artista, Moscow (1989), Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (1987), Galleria civica di Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (1978), Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1977), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (1974), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (1969), Nijgata Art Museum, Nijgata (1965), Kunstverein, Frankfurt (1957).

The artist has also took part in prestigious international exhibitions, such as: Rome Quadriennale (1999, 1992, 1973, 1965, 1955), Venice Biennale (1995, 1984, 1978, 1976, 1966), Tokyo Biennale (1963). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 1995 when he exhibited a series of “Spazicemento”: the exhibition was accompanied by a catalog curated by Giovanni Maria Accame. In 1996 the gallery published a monograph with a text by Giovanni Maria Accame and in 1997 inaugurated the second solo show. In 2000 Galleria Fumagalli published a book with texts by Annamaria Maggi and Marco Meneguzzo, for the exhibition at the Centro Arti Visive–ex Peschiera in Pesaro, and a monograph that accompanied the exhibition at Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia, curated by Bruno Corà. In 2001, for the exhibition at the Stadtische Kunsthalle in Mannheim, in collaboration with galleries Christian Stein and Giò Marconi in Milan, Fumagalli curated a volume with texts by Manfred Fath, Volker Feirabend and Marco Meneguzzo. In 2002 the gallery inaugurated an exhibition of jewels created by the artist with a presentation by Ada Masoero (“A cera persa”) and in 2007 the fourth solo exhibition of Uncini at the gallery. In 2008 the gallery supported the publication of Giuseppe Uncini’s catalog raisonné curated by Bruno Corà and Annamaria Maggi, edited by Silvana Editoriale, and in 2010 the fifth solo show followed by the catalog “Il cemento disegnato. Works on paper 1957/2006 “, with texts by Franco Fanelli and Giacinto di Pietrantonio.

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Biography

Giuseppe Uncini was born in Fabriano in 1929 and passed away in Trevi in 2008. He moved to Rome in 1953 where he encountered Edgardo Mannucci, Alberto Burri, Afro, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Ettore Colla, Emilio Villa. In 1956-57 he created the series “Terre”, works made of tuff, sand, ash and colored pigments, and in 1957-58 the first “Cementarmati”. In these works made of iron, concrete and wire mesh, the artist left the supporting structure visibile and revealed his geometric-spatial research placing the constructive and architectural principles in the foreground. Giuseppe Uncini took part in several exhibitions together with Festa, Lo Savio, Angeli and Schifano, all artists named under the “Giovane scuola romana”. His research continued from 1962 to 1965 with the “Ferrocementi” in which the extremely smooth concrete lost all references of matter, and in 1965 with the series “Strutturespazio”, presented at the XXXIII Venice Biennale in 1966. In the 70s Uncini presented the series “Mattoni” and “Ombre”, works with massive architectural presences brought into dialogue with their own shadows, also built and turned into physical volumes. The 80s were marked by the “Dimore”, surfaces that evoked an architectural landscape with buildings, doors, windows and thresholds, and from 2004 by the series “Architetture”. His activity as a sculptor, as well as a goldsmith (at the beginning of the 2000s he proposed a series of gold, silver and brilliant jewels, made with lost-wax casting technique) continued until his death.

Giuseppe Uncini took part in numerous exhibitions held in national and international institutions, among the solo: Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca (2016), Fondazione Marconi, Milan (2015), Musma, Matera (2013), Istituto statale d’arte, Rome (2010), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz and Accademia di San Luca, Rome (2009), ZKM – Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe and MART, Rovereto (2008), Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2001), Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (2000), Centro Arti Visive – Ex Pescheria, Pesaro (1999), Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Marsala (1990), Institute of Art, Ferrara (1985), Pinacoteca and Musei Comunali, Macerata (1993). Among the collective exhibitions in institutions: MOCA, Hiroshima (2018), Museo d’Inverno, Siena (2017), MACRO, Rome (2016), MART, Rovereto (2014), GNAM, Rome (2012), GAMeC, Bergamo (2010), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2007), MAN, Nuoro (2006), Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome (2005), La Triennale, Milan (2004), GAM, Turin (2003), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (2002), Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (2001), MoMA PSI, New York (1999), Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (1995), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1994), Institut Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt (1990), Casa Centrale dell’Artista, Moscow (1989), Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (1987), Galleria civica di Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara (1978), Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1977), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (1974), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (1969), Nijgata Art Museum, Nijgata (1965), Kunstverein, Frankfurt (1957).

The artist has also took part in prestigious international exhibitions, such as: Rome Quadriennale (1999, 1992, 1973, 1965, 1955), Venice Biennale (1995, 1984, 1978, 1976, 1966), Tokyo Biennale (1963). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 1995 when he exhibited a series of “Spazicemento”: the exhibition was accompanied by a catalog curated by Giovanni Maria Accame. In 1996 the gallery published a monograph with a text by Giovanni Maria Accame and in 1997 inaugurated the second solo show. In 2000 Galleria Fumagalli published a book with texts by Annamaria Maggi and Marco Meneguzzo, for the exhibition at the Centro Arti Visive–ex Peschiera in Pesaro, and a monograph that accompanied the exhibition at Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia, curated by Bruno Corà. In 2001, for the exhibition at the Stadtische Kunsthalle in Mannheim, in collaboration with galleries Christian Stein and Giò Marconi in Milan, Fumagalli curated a volume with texts by Manfred Fath, Volker Feirabend and Marco Meneguzzo. In 2002 the gallery inaugurated an exhibition of jewels created by the artist with a presentation by Ada Masoero (“A cera persa”) and in 2007 the fourth solo exhibition of Uncini at the gallery. In 2008 the gallery supported the publication of Giuseppe Uncini’s catalog raisonné curated by Bruno Corà and Annamaria Maggi, edited by Silvana Editoriale, and in 2010 the fifth solo show followed by the catalog “Il cemento disegnato. Works on paper 1957/2006 “, with texts by Franco Fanelli and Giacinto di Pietrantonio.

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Works

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961. Iron and cement, 139×89 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961. Iron and cement, 139×89 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961
Iron and cement, 139×89 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971. Wood, bricks, cement

Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971. Wood, bricks, cement

Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971
Wood, bricks, cement
Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005. Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005. Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005
Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006. Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006. Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006
Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996. Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996. Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996
Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Works

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961. Iron and cement, 139×89 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961. Iron and cement, 139×89 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Cementarmato, 1961
Iron and cement, 139×89 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971. Wood, bricks, cement

Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971. Wood, bricks, cement

Giuseppe Uncini, Parete concava, 1971
Wood, bricks, cement
Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005. Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005. Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Architetture n.202, 2005
Cement and iron, 270x390x32 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006. Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006. Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Maquette, 2006
Iron, cement, wood, 27,5×24,5×7 cm
Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996. Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996. Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Giuseppe Uncini, Untitled, 1996
Felt pen and watercolors on paper, 100×70 cm

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Il cemento disegnato

Opening 27 February 2010
2 March to 20 April 2010

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GIUSEPPE UNCINI

Opening 3 March 2007
6 March to 4 April 2007

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GIUSEPPE UNCINI
A cera persa

Opening 7 December 2002
10 December 2002 to 5 February 2003

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GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Opere 1958/1996

1997

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GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Gli Spazicemento

1995

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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Opening 4 October 2012
5 Ocotber to 15 November 2012

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Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

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AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

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Uscita di sicurezza

October 1996

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Il cemento disegnato

Opening 27 February 2010
2 March to 20 April 2010

Exhibition  →

GIUSEPPE UNCINI

Opening 3 March 2007
6 March to 4 April 2007

Exhibition  →

GIUSEPPE UNCINI
A cera persa

Opening 7 December 2002
10 December 2002 to 5 February 2003

Exhibition  →

GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Opere 1958/1996

1997

Exhibition  →

GIUSEPPE UNCINI
Gli Spazicemento

1995

Exhibition  →

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Switch On

Opening 4 October 2012
5 Ocotber to 15 November 2012

Exhibition  →

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

Exhibition  →

Uscita di sicurezza

October 1996

Exhibition  →

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