Il numinoso
Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1960.


Various Locations


27 Oct 2022 - 28 Jan 2023



Il numinoso

The exhibition “Il Numinoso” curated by Giorgio Verzotti explores the sense of the sacred in contemporary art at BUILDING and at Basilica di San Celso. Featuring a selection of works from the 1960s to the present day, the show forges a dialogue between more than twenty Italian artists, from major names of the twentieth century to more recent ones such as Vincenzo Agnetti, Lucio Fontana, Maria Lai, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Ettore Spalletti.

The encounter with the absolute, and openness to the idea of other dimensions, and the Other, characterizes much of contemporary art, or at least allows us to frame the question in terms of the notion of transcendence, something that even a secular vision of the world accepts, as the limit of rationality and scientific knowledge.