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6. Informale

In this section are exhibited some works by leading artists of the broad international phenomenon known as Informal Art, which spread between the 1950s and 1960s and within which different aspects of a non-figurative art were expressed. Among the critics in Italy who paid timely and sensitive attention to these experiences was Francesco Arcangeli, director of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, forerunner of MAMbo, from 1959 to 1968. During his tenure, the scholar enriched the collections with works of various currents, paying particular attention to the local scene, but also the national and international one. He was responsible for the acquisition of the major works by Alberto Burri and Antoni Tàpies exhibited in this space, in which a controlled manipulation of matter gives rise to new formal manifestations. On a parallel track we find the delicate compositions by Germano Sartelli, poetic recombinations of natural and discarded elements, while, almost at the opposite end, the long canvas by Pinot Gallizio testifies to an exuberant and energetic approach to painting.