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Carla Accardi, Key Figure of Abstract Art in Italy, at Haunch of Venison

NEW YORK, NY.- Haunch of Venison presents an exhibition by Carla Accardi, one of the key figures of abstract art in Italy during the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition, organized by art historian and critic Adachiara Zevi, includes works from the mid-1950s to the present, including several new works made specifically for this exhibition. In a 2005 article in the New York Times esteemed art critic Roberta Smith described Carla Accardi as “art star on the order of Agnes Martin in Italy.” Struggling against Italy’s patriarchal hegemony throughout her career, it is notable that in the early 1950s Accardi was the only female artist being exhibited alongside Burri, Fontana and Moreni. Although her recognition came primarily from Europe, American audiences have, in recent years, begun to grasp the range of Accardi’s influence. Artforum’s Brian Sholis recently encouraged his readers to begin payin