An internationally acclaimed artist and a figure central to the German minimalist movement, Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985) worked mainly with sculpture and received numerous accolades in Germany and from the international scene up until her decision, in 1968, to dedicate her life to sociology.
From B to E and more is her first retrospective in Italy, and it traces the evolution of this artist, who died prematurely, by concentrating on a series of some of her best-known works that were created in the span of just over a year. Her artwork is distinguished by its radically open-ended nature: embracing concepts of repetition and industrial fabrication, Posenenske developed a form of minimalism that, unlike her American contemporaries, addressed the socioeconomic and political concerns of 1968 in order to redesign the status quo of the art market and reject the established cultural hierarchies.
In these years of pandemic and social protests driven by an ever-increasing apprehension of economic polarization, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare is exhibiting Charlotte Posenenske: from B to E and more with the aim of confronting the dynamics that govern the world’s economic structures and especially those of the contemporary art system. It does this through the work of an artist who focused on these issues over 50 years ago, indicating that, despite the progress of our civilization, cyclically we face the same concerns, even if they are generated by events of a profoundly different nature.
The exhibition is staged with the kind support of Provincia autonoma di Bolzano.