- Where: Genoa, Caffè Venchi
The peculiarity of this exhibition is its venue: a real café, where you could admire paintings while enjoying a drink. This was not the only example of this sort: in the 1940s, any place could indeed become an exhibition venue (furniture factories, barracks, hotels). Here Novaresio tried to establish a new cultural centre, in the wake of L’Isola. Even if they were able to attract other artists (such as Fieschi) and art dealers (Cardazzo), the venue was closed.
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In 1971, Novaresio moved to the small town of Godiasco (Pavia), away from the chaos of Rome: he rented an old mill and turned it into his studio.
Three years later, he exhibited again in Genoa at the Galleria Il Punto: this large retrospective traced the artist’s career from the 1940’s up to the series of paintings entitled 8 proposte per un manifesto contro la guerra [8 proposals for an anti-war manifesto], which testified the atrocities of war. He then held a traveling exhibition on the motorship Irpinia, which called at Alexandria, Beirut, Kaifa, Istanbul and Athens.