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Rita Ackermann at Fondazione Iris

by habituallychic

06 . 09 . 24

If you are headed to Rome before 30 July 2024, you may want to rent a car or hire a driver to visit Fondazione Iris to see the new exhibition Manna Rain by artist Rita Ackermann presented by the Amanita Gallery in a space was one of the previous homes of artist Cy Twombly.  

According to Amanita, “The works in this exhibition are a culmination of Ackermann’s long standing engagement with Twombly’s oeuvre and brush upon eternal themes of nature, divinity, mythology, and poetry. We would like to thank Hauser & Wirth for their support in the realization of this exhibition.”

“Fondazione Iris opened in 2023 after a two year renovation project of the historic palazzo. Acquired in 1975, the building underwent a transformation in collaboration with Giorgio Franchetti under Cy Twombly’s guidance. Cy Twombly found solace in Bassano, immersing himself in the atavistic landscape of Tuscia, central Italy, the ancient homeland of the Etruscans. The thick tuff stone endemic to the area provided natural insulation, allowing Twombly to work in temperate conditions during the humid Italian summers. Fondazione Iris serves as a physical testament to the Twombly family’s commitment to preserving artistic heritage and nurturing creative endeavors. The foundation will welcome artists, scholars, and visitors, functioning as both an exhibition and performance space as well as a center for scholarly research. The foundation is also a custodian for Cy Twombly’s extensive library, providing a resource for scholars interested in engaging with Twombly’s collection of books and source materials.”

It’s by appointment only which you can arrange by contacting iris@fondazioneiris.com .