What To Book: 'Going Public – The Napoleone Collection'

Valeria Napoleone, Going Public, Graves Gallery, Margherita Manzelli, Joanne Greenbaum, Rebecca Morris, Ida Ekblad, Monica Bonvicini
Michael Leckie
The art collector Valeria Napoleone is exhibiting selected works by women artists in Sheffield

Valeria Napoleone is set to exhibit a selection of pieces from her extensive collection of work by women artists at the Graves Gallery, part of Museums Sheffield, this July.

The exhibition, which seeks to redress gender imbalance in the arts world, showcases large-scale, ambitious pieces by leading contemporary artists from around the world, including Joanne Greenbaum, Rebecca Morris, Ida Ekblad and Monica Bonvicini. 

Among the highlights will be Greenbaum's 'Fat Yellow', a graphic composition that exemplifies her playful, abstract use of bold colours and shapes, and a typically eerie portrait of a young woman by the Italian figurative painter Margherita Manzelli.

'Fat Yellow' by Joanne Greenbaum (2004). Courtesy of ARS, NY and DACS, London

'Neobros' by Margherita Manzelli (1998). Courtesy of the artist

The exhibition is the latest in Museums Sheffield's 'Going Public' series, which presents highlights from some of the most important private collections of 20th-century and contemporary works across Europe. The series has attracted more than 135,000 visitors since its launch in 2015.

'RM, Untitled (#01-06)' by Rebecca Morris (2006). Courtesy of the Napoleone Collection

Napoleone said: "I am delighted to be a part of 'Going Public', which shares my goals of supporting realities that are too often overlooked by the mainstream and creating a catalyst for change."

The exhibition runs from July 15 to October 1, 2016 at Museums Sheffield Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield. It will then run from December 10, 2016 to March 11, 2017 at Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale.

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Valeria Napoleone, Going Public, Graves Gallery, Margherita Manzelli, Joanne Greenbaum, Rebecca Morris, Ida Ekblad, Monica Bonvicini
Michael Leckie