Fanny Sanín • Around the foreign cultural academies and institutes in Rome

Fanny Sanín, “La struttura cromatica di Fanny Sanín” - Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, Roma

          Study for Painting 06 - 04 - 1976

          Study for Painting 06 - 04 - 1976

Colombian geometric art, Spanish-language films and a Dutch-language church tour are among the highlights this month. 

The Italian Latin-American Institute is presenting an exhibition that spans three decades of work by the Colombian artist Fanny Sanín. 
Bogotà-born Sanín uses abstract geometric forms, combining them with colours that give them an emotional force. According to curator Félix Angel, Sanín takes an almost systematic and mathematical approach to her work, preparing a series of preliminary sketches for each painting and testing the positive and negative effects of each colour combination. The institute’s cultural secretary, Patricia Rivadeneira, explains in the exhibition catalogue how Sanín’s colours “grow, intensify and surround” when the viewer surrenders to their rhythm. “Only then, the geometry of the work appears accessible and sweet. All you need to do is let yourself be taken in.” 
Italian Latin-American Institute, Piazza Cairoli 3, tel. 06684921. The exhibition is at the institute’s gallery at Vicolo dei Catinari 3, tel. 0668492274. 11.00-19.00. Sun closed.