At Museo MAGI'900in Pieve di Cento, an exhibition featuring the works by the painter Matthias Brandes, from the '80s to the present days. The subjects of Brandes’s paintings are a handful of recurring and repeated themes, which probe traditional genres, enter the archives of tradition, those silent memory drawers into which he himself accurately classifies them, always moving them in a timeless suspension, in a time-place that remains indifferent to all variables. From where then does that light come that activates skin and peel, defines the geometry of shapes, softens the colours, draws the chiaroscuros, thickens the shadows at the edges of architectural works and in the corners of looks? It is not a question of vision or temporary illumination. Light is an absolute presence, just as absolute are also the shapes and things we have encountered. After fifty years of searching – an important milestone that rarely leaves artists unscathed, pushing them to a critical global re-reading of their own path so far Brandes too is ready to carefully read his own journey in representation.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Mondays (when coincident with public holidays too) Closed on April 1st (Easter) + April 2nd (Easter Monday) 2018. Open on April 25th and May 1st from 10 am – 6 pm