illycaffè is the sponsor of the exhibition Gillo Dorfles. Being in time, the first major retrospective of the art and thought of this contemporary master. The show opened at MACRO in Rome will be on view from 27 November 2015 to 30 March 2016.
For the occasion, Gillo Dorfles, an artist, art critic, intellectual and sociologist of the arts, has designed the new illy Art Collection. The artist from Trieste has worked on some of his decorative designs for fabrics, done on paper from 1937 to 1940 with the historic egg tempera technique of the great masters of the 1400s.
Dorfles has gone back to these designs, playing with the repetition of certain graphic elements and the reinterpretation of archetypes. For the illy Art Collection, the forms and colors of the imaginary that continues to set the poetics of Dorfles apart transform a coffee break into a complete aesthetic experience that restores the proper measure to our way of being in the world.
The collaboration between the artist and illycaffè is based on profound shared values and visions. A proximity that is confirmed not only in the native city of Trieste, but also and above all in a central European perspective.
While Gillo Dorfles works on outstanding expressive forms and the future of the arts, illycaffè has always courageously supported emerging talents, embracing the hypotheses of contemporary art as its preferred territory of research.
The collection will be seen for the first time at the preview of the solo show “Gillo Dorfles. Essere nel tempo” at the MACRO museum in Rome, and will be available starting in February 2016 at illy points-of-sale and the website http://www.illy.com