RECALL SCULPTURE Sculptures from the collection of the KMSKA

RECALL SCULPTURE is an exhibition of tabletop sculptures from the 1950s to the 1970s. The works come from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), and were purchased at the biennials the Middelheim Museum organised since its inception.

These fifty small sculptures bear witness to the renewed creative and artistic freedom discovered by post-war artists. In addition, they are precursors of contemporary art, not least through their choice of subject and material. The sculptures are therefore coming home to the Middelheim in more ways than one. The museum is hosting the exhibition as part of the Dicht maar dichtbij (Closed but close by) programme of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, pending its reopening in 2019. Curator of the exhibition is Greta Van Broeckhoven, conservator art of the 20th century, KMSKA.

Among the exhibits, there’ll be the sculpture Grande Ferito (bronze), 1960 by Francesco Somaini, exposed at the VI Biennale of Middelhein in 1961 and then collection of the Koninklijk Museum.

Opening festivities on Saturday 28 October
28.10-2017 – 18.03.2018
October to March – 10 am to 5 pm
Closed on Mondays and 1 November

Middelheimlaan 61
2020 Antwerp – Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)3 288 33 60 – Fax: +32 (0)3 288 33 99

Robilant+Voena. Italian Post-War Sculpture

Between Figuration and Abstraction

On the occasion of Frieze Masters 2017, in the London branch of the gallery, Robilant+Voena hosts an exhibition, curated by Francesca Pola, on Italian postwar sculpture . This exhibition presents works created during the pivotal moment after the war when Italian sculptors rejected the past and redefined the meaning, purpose and manifestation of their art. As sculptors built new and extraordinary forms, concurrently, their country built a new and buoyant Italy.
Sculptors represented include Andrea Cascella, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana, Marino Marini, Umberto Mastroianni, Fausto Melotti, Eduardo Paolozzi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Alberto Viani and Francesco Somaini (Da sotto la polvere: quasi un volo (la guerra ritorna), 1967-69, bronze in nickel bath, 23,8×38,3×26 cm).

october 4th – november 17th 2017

Robilant+Voena, London
38 Dover Street, W1S 4NL
monday – friday 10AM-6PM

Monument to the Italian Sailors’s Cinquantenaire – Milan

The National Association of Italian Sailors (ANMI) celebrate the cinquantenaire of the monument realized by Francesco Somaini on request of the President Commander Angelo Monfrini, Vice-president Commander Luigi Gattini-Bernabò  and Engineer Guido Jarach. The opening was on September the 10th 1967, with the presence of the Prime Mister Aldo Moro.

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“Small Size” CAMeC – La Spezia

At the Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art (CAMeC) of La Spezia is underway the”Small Size” exhibition, wich presents 196 works of 119 authors, coming from various collections.  Among them, is also a sculpture by Francesco Somaini, “Piccolo Nauta” of 1960, coming from Giorgio Cozzani donation.

The exhibition, curated by Eleonora Acerbi in partnership with Cristiana Maucci, will be open until  November 5th

Opening: from Tuesday to Sunday 11-18. Closed on Monday

CAMeC – Centro d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1
19121 La Spezia
tel. +39 0187 730404

Gocce in movimento. Irradiazioni spaziali: Francesco Somaini and Caccia Dominioni at Filodrammatici Theater

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, in charge of restructuring Filodrammatici Theater, commited to sculptor Francesco Somaini the design and the execution of pavement mosaics.
There’ll be exposed design drawings and wash-up inks made by Somaini starting from the plans provided by Caccia Dominioni Studio. Mosaics have been executed in 1969 by Bernasconi firm of Como.
Curated by Paolo Campiglio​ in partnership with Filodrammatici Theater.
Opening on October 4th at 7 p.m.
October 5th – December 20th
from 19.30 to 21 on show days
Filodrammatici Theater
Via Filodrammatici, 1, 20121 Milan


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.