Collezione Ramo

Fondazione Merz, Torino

With over 600 artworks on paper, Collezione Ramo retraces the phases of Italian art history from this perspective, where drawing is seen not only as a way of preparing for the making of paintings or sculptures, but above all as a primary form of expression in Italian art research.
Starting with the early 1900s, the collection monitors the signs on paper made by the greatest figures of the historical avant-gardes. The collector’s goal is to document the evolution of every stylistic approach through works on paper, not only drawings, but also watercolors, collages, gouaches, pastels). The focus is not only on the museum masterpieces that make an artist recognizable, but also small anecdotal episodes, sketches, notes and attempts that have led to the birth of a recognizable imprint.
The purpose is to reveal the great importance of the Italian art of the last century, while at the same time promoting a culture of drawing, with an independent value, on a par with painting and sculpture.
Collezione Ramo does not have a permanent exhibition facility, but changes its site from time to time, operating in institutions as well as unusual spaces.
It made its first public appearance in November 2018 at the Museo del Novecento in Milan with the exhibition Chi ha paura del disegno?, which in April 2019 traveled to the Estorick Collection in London with the title Who’s Afraid of Drawing?
A small exhibition titled The Modern City at Libeskind Residence was presented at the home of Daniel Libeskind at CityLife in April 2018, while Back to Collage opened at the penthouse of the Bosco Verticale in May 2019.

16 July 2017
Pinacoteca Agnelli
28 March 2019