Oltre la soglia del Segno (Beyond the Threshold of the Sign)

From April 5 to May 5, 2024, the Diocesan Museum in Brescia is hosting a retrospective exhibition dedicated to Agostino Ferrari, analyzing the last two decades of his artistic research. The exhibition, curated by Elena Di Raddo and Mariacristina Maccarinelli, presents 13 paintings and 10 ceramics, which tell the evolution of the sign from the early 2000s to the present.

The exhibition opens with paintings from the series entitled Oltre la soglia (Beyond the Threshold), which began in 2002. In the same room we also find some later works from the series Interno-Esterno. The second room is dedicated to Pro-segno SEMS, Spazio-Energia-Materia-Segno (ProSign SEMS, Space-Energy-Matter-Sign) and ProSegno “Nuove scritture” (ProSign, New-Scriptures) titles that define the creations made since 2023.

The museum’s outdoor space hosts a section dedicated to white or black ceramics, in which the three-dimensionality of pictorial research dialogues with matter.

The path continues with a video installation curated by Francesco Pio Bellisario, a student of DAMS for the Arts at the Catholic University. Concluding the review is the video interview A Piccoli passi nell’Arte. Agostino Ferrari, the result of the activity of the students of the Laboratory of Contemporary Art History, DAMS course for the Arts, of the Catholic University.

The catalog, which contains critical texts by the curators, is produced in collaboration with the JUS Museum in Naples.

Oltre la sogli del Segno, 5 aprile- 5 maggio 2024

Agostino Ferrari e il Gruppo del Cenobio

Naples. On 30 May 2023, at 6.30 p.m., the JUS Museum in Naples (Palazzo Calabritto, Via Calabritto, 20, piano nobile, scala B) will inaugurate the exhibition ‘Agostino Ferrari e il Gruppo del Cenobio‘ curated by Marcello Palminteri. The curator and Avv. Olindo Preziosi will speak.

On display are about twenty works tracing Agostino Ferrari’s creative path, created between the early 1960s and the year 2000. Starting from the experiences he shared with the “Gruppo del Cenobio“, founded in 1962 together with Ugo La Pietra, Ettore Sordini, Angelo Verga and Arturo Vermi (some of whose significant works of the period are exhibited), the exhibition allows us to identify the pictorial coherence of one of the leading exponents of twentieth-century sign abstraction.


Agostino Ferrari bent the sign into an expressive tool to narrate himself and the developments of painting, crossing avant-gardes and “isms” in the wake of a pictorial vocation that led him towards a reduction in which trace, structure and colour converge in a stylistic figure of rigorous method, yet very free, making evident the extraordinary intensity that transforms every constructive element into a communication tool. Thus sign becomes writing capable of narrating man, indicating the passing of time, becoming history but each time in direct contact, in the conscious physicality of painting, with emotion charged by memory.

The exhibition will remain open until 30 June (Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, holidays and other times by appointment) and will then continue, with new acquisitions, from 12 September to 12 October 2023.

30 May – 30 June
12 September – 12 October 2023

30 May 2023, 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

JUS Museum | Palazzo Calabritto
Via Calabritto 20, Palazzo Calabritto, piano nobile, staircase B
80121 NAPLES

info@jusmuseum.com – www.jusmuseum.com – t. 081.18191018 / 351.1137721

Opening hours
Tuesday/Friday: 10 am-1 pm / 3 pm-7 pm – Saturday: 4 pm-7 pm
Sundays, holidays and other times by appointment

A Editions, available from September

Agostino Ferrari – ProSegno

Dal26 maggio – 28 luglio 2022 alla Galleria Ca’ di Fra’ in mostra le opere dei più recenti sviluppi della ricerca artistica di Agostino Ferrari, alcune delle quali esposte in anteprima ad #ARTEFIERA 2022 a Bologna.

Ponte Aria, 2021, cm 65x96, acrilico e sabbia su tela e MDF

Via C. Farini, 2 – Bastioni di P.ta Volta – 20154 Milano

Agostino Ferrari – L’espressione del segno

The Rossovermiglio Arte gallery in Padua opens its spring season with an exhibition entitled "AGOSTINO FERRARI - L'ESPRESSIONE DEL SEGNO" (EXPRESSION OF THE SIGN), from 9 April to 27 May 2022.

On the occasion of the opening, the curator, Barbara Luciana Cenere, will present the catalogue of the same name, published by Peruzzo in the gallery's "Viaggi" series and containing reproductions of the works on display.

Opening: Saturday 9 April, 18.00 hrs

Rossovermiglio Arte
Via Palestro 4/E 35138 Padova

Free entry
Tuesday - Friday
10.00 - 12.30 / 16.00 – 19.00

Nel segno del Cenobio

The LeoGalleries gallery in Monza investigates the experience of the group that included Agostino Ferrari, Ugo La Pietra, Ettore Sordini, Angelo Verga and Arturo Vermi in the exhibition entitled Nel segno del Cenobio (In the sign of the Cenobio) which opens on 24 June, although without an official inauguration in compliance with anti-Covid-19 regulations.

A selection of fifteen works which, taken as a whole, express and well represent the coherence of thought and research of the five artists centred on the sign "as an instrument of communication, a constructive element and a pictorial motif; a sign capable of narrating man, of tracing the passing of time, of becoming history, a trace, poetry".


via De Gradi 10, Monza
24 June - 24 July 2021
Opening hours:
Tue-Fri: 15.00/19.00; Sat 10:00/13:00 – 15.00/19.00

Terre Segnate

The Fatto ad Arte Gallery, in collaboration with Ca’ di Fra’ Art Gallery, presents “Terre segnate”, a selection of Agostino Ferrari's latest ceramic works.

Thursday, 6 February h 18:30 - 20:30

Galleria Fatto ad Arte
Via Moscova, 60 - 20121 Milano
Tel. 348.3015889

Opening time: Tuesday-Friday
h 11:00 - 13:00 / h 16:00 - 19:00
Saturday: on appointment.

Gruppo del Cenobio. Fontana, Manzoni and the Avant-Garde.

With this exhibition curated by Alberto Mazzacchera, Brun Fine Art is exploring the avant-garde of the Cenobio group, which emerged in 1960s Milan in a fertile, international cultural climate following the crisis of Art Informel and was rooted in the teachings of Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968) and the relationships between its members and Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963).

1 October 2019, 6 – 8 pm

2 October – 22 November 2019

38 Old Bond Street
+44 (0)20 7493 0195

Terre segnate

The Galleria Ca’ di Fra’ presents Agostino Ferrari’s “Terre Segnate”, a selection of the milanese artist's latest ceramic works.

Already, in the past, did Ferrari create ceramic pieces; never, however, with such purpose and creativity as to make them the focal point of a new research, like these.

28 ceramic works by Agostino Ferrari

June 7 - September 19, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6.30 p.m.

 Via C. Farini, 2 – Bastioni di P.ta Volta - 20154 Milano

MiArt 2019

Agostino Ferrari al Miart con la galleria Ca' di Fra'

Si è aperta giovedì 4 aprile MiArt, la fiera internazionale dell'arte moderna e contemporanea di Milano, la manifestazione organizzata da Fiera Milano, giunta alla sua 24° edizione.

Una panoramica sull'arte contemporanea e sui designer emergenti offerta dalle 186 gallerie provenienti da 19 paesi che vi partecipano.

La galleria Ca' di Fra' è presente alla manifestazione con un progetto che coinvolge artisti come Alighiero Boetti, Agostino Ferrari, Joseph Kosuth, Ugo La Pietra, Leoncillo, Salvo, Grazia Varisco.

5 - 7 aprile 2019
Padiglione 3, Fieramilanocity
Viale Scarampo, 2