Lawrence Carroll at the Museo Madre in Naples, Italy

The museo Madre in Naples, Italy is hosting an extensive survey exhibition featuring about 80 works by the late Lawrence Carroll.


Curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, this is the artist's first anthological exhibition since his passing in 2019. Lawrence Carroll (Melbourne 1954 - Cologne 2019) was a major figure in the American art scene and, at the same time, a cosmopolitan interpreter of poetic perspectives that cannot be relegated to the history of the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements. His work is not part of a specific artistic trend, but investigates the very possibility of painting after and beyond the primacy of the established schools and theories that dominated the post-World War II period.


The display requires an attempt to correspond to the characteristic way in which his exhibitions have been staged, which have always favoured the spatial and sentimental relationships of inhabiting places rather than the chronological succession or the thematic compartmentalisation of works into paralysing classifications, as Carroll himself has claimed, declaring: "In my painting the forms are always changing, their very location in space changes; this restlessness of thought and spirit is what in a certain sense makes my works 'alive' and keeps them moving".


The exhibition is realised in collaboration with Lucy Jones Carroll for the Lawrence Carroll Archive.


A catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.


Museo Madre
Via Luigi Settembrini, 79
80139 Napoli

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