Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Franco Vaccari [art management, institutional leadership]

20.07.2013 to 13.10.2013

MOSTYN | Wales is delighted to present a solo exhibition of the work of Italian artist Franco Vaccari.

Since the 1960s, Franco Vaccari has been working on a practice that is conceptual, poetic, and one of the first in a long tradition in which the viewer is key.


This exhibition at MOSTYN brings together works from amongst those for which the artist is perhaps best known. It will exemplify his distinctive approach to artmaking that sets up the conditions of an event to occur without dictating the results. In so doing, the exhibition will shed light upon aspects of his work – such as the portrait and the change in human appearance – not previously fully explored in a single presentation of his work.


This exhibition is displayed at MOSTYN in Galleries 2 and 3 and acts as a counterpoint to the group exhibition ‘Dear Portrait’ and the solo exhibition by Annette Kelm. It is part of series of exhibitions at MOSTYN that offer different viewpoints of the same subject, from the traditional understandings of the subject to a more expanded and nuanced one, with the three described here focusing on the the classic art genre of the portrait.


About the Artist
Franco Vaccari was born in 1936, in Modena, Italy. He studied sciences and graduated in physics before becoming an artist. His work has been shown at four Venice Biennales (1972, 1980, 1993, 1995) and presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA, PS1 in New York, among numerous others. In addition, he is also an established critic and writer, and known for his critical essays on the subject of photography.