Not just pop! Works of art from the sixties from the collection of MAGI’900

The exhibition, curated by Valeria Tassinari, draws from the vast permanent collection of MAGI’900. Among these, a drawing by Francesco Somaini of 1963 entitled Composition (Indian ink on paper applied on cardboard, 107×135 mm), belonging to the “collection 8×10” of Cesare Zavattini.

6 October 2018 – 13 January 2019
Via Rusticana A/1 40066 Pieve di Cento – Bologna – IT
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.

Gipsoteca Enrico Butti di Viggiù – Renato Guttuso and Francesco Somaini in comparison on the erotic theme

On Sunday 16 September 2018 two works on paper are exhibited in the Sala del Minatore: one by Renato Guttuso and one by Francesco Somaini. The work of the sculptor is an ink washed out on white paper from 1982 entitled Studio for an erotic track. The work, coming from a private collection in Lombardy, is a study for a track, created with a very special drawing technique, adopted by the artist since the second half of the sixties.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 14:00 to 18:30; Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:30
Butti Park
Viale Varese 4
21059 – Viggiu ‘(VA) Italy

16th International Architecture Exhibition

Venice, Giardini di Castello – Central Pavilion

May 26th – November 25th 2018

“Everyday Wonders CZ reads LCD”.  The interest of scholars continues for the exceptional collaboration established since the mid-fifties between the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni and the sculptor Francesco Somaini. The architect Cino Zucchi, curator of the exhibition, has included three large graffiti on a painted table made in 1958, as preparatory drawings of the floor mosaics realized by Somaini for the building designed by the architect Caccia Dominioni, located in Corso Italia 22, Milan. Also photographic documentation of the great wall graffiti, performed by Somaini in the early sixties for the fireplace (currently destroyed) of his mother’s apartment, and other original solutions, designed by the architect for the sculptor’s residence, located in the same building complex .

The exhibition is accompanied by a monographic catalogue

Opening time: 10.00 – 18.00  Closed on Mondays (except on May 28th, August 13th, September 3rd, November 19th)



The work for the catalogue raisonné of the sculptor Francesco Somaini (1926-2005) is about to be closed.

The first book, curated by Enrico Crispolti and Luisa Somaini, will be dedicated to sculpture and will be published by Skira.

Collectors are advised to URGENTLY send the following form filled (one form for each work of art), and at least one publishable photograph of the work of art (therefore taken by a professional photographer), together with a photograph of the signature detail.
The Archive is available for any doubt or supplementary information.