Magdalo Mussio

Volterra, 1925 – Civitanova Marche, August 12th, 2006


He was one of the greatest Italian exponents of the verbal-visual art. Together with his activity as a painter, he has experimented with theatre and cinema, collaborating in the drafting of various editorials as an editor and graphic designer.  In 1955 he had his first exhibition at the Galleria l’Indiano, sponsored by Ungaretti, which was then joined by the Viareggio Prize and then transferred to Paris. He has an intense activity in theater and animation both in Italy and abroad in particular Canada, U.S.A., France and England, receiving several awards including the Silver Ribbon for best short film, 1969. In 1963 he was editor-in-chief of the magazine “Marcatre” and began the series Marcalibri. He published volumes of Scrittura (In pratica, Edizioni Lerici, Milan, 1965), (Praticabile per memoria concreta, Edizioni Lerici, Rome, 1968), (Il fastidio delle parole, Edition d’Ecriture, Paris, 1968). In 1972 he was editorial director of the magazine “Harch”. He has exhibited his work in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Rome, Genoa and in many other cities.

Main exhibitions

His exhibitions have been presented by the galleries l’Indiano, Bertesca, Rotta, Multimedia, Mercato del Sale, Galleria Milano, the Finch Museum in New York, the Casa della Cultura in Tokyo, the Museo Municipale in Montreal, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Ministre de la Culture de France, the University of Sydney and the University of Camerino.  In 2016 in Milan, Galleria Clivio and Osart Gallery dedicated to the artist the exhibition “La continuità dello sguardo artistico di Magdalo Mussio”.

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