Louise Nevelson “Assembling Thoughts”
Louise Nevelson Untitled, 1963, Private Collection. Courtesy Fondazione Marconi, Milano, © 2022.


Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna di Ascona
Via Borgo 34, 6612 Ascona, Svizzera


02 Oct 2022 - 08 Jan 2023



Louise Nevelson “Assembling Thoughts”

The exhibition presents more than eighty works including drawings, collages and sculptures that trace the poetics of the naturalized American-born, but Ukrainian-born artist Louise Nevelson, to which is added a section with historical, documentary and educational material to help understand the evolution of her creative thinking.

The exhibition is built around a nucleus of works ranging from the rare drawings of the 1930s to the famous black and monumental “sculpture-assemblages” of the 1960s and 1970s, which dialogue with a selection of more than sixty collages, the result of her most intimate research, developed over a period of thirty years, from 1956 to 1986.

These works are a kind of laboratory of ideas, of in-progress experimentation with techniques, materials, and especially the recycling of randomly found and freely transformed everyday objects, testifying to the vast horizon within which Louise Nevelson elaborates the abstract results of the historical avant-gardes and the work of her contemporaries, both on a technical and conceptual level.