Morgan Fisher (b. 1942), renowned and respected as an experimental filmmaker, conceptual painter and art theorist, is one of the rare figures that seem to excel at a wide range of things. Bringing together works conceived between 1968 and 2011, an exhibition at the Generali Foundation is an overview of Fisher’s rich career and an attempt to shed light on the reasons behind his turn from filmmaking to painting. Part of the exhibition will be a screening of his experimental films from the 1970s and ‘80s, such as the critically acclaimed Standard Gauge (1984). It will also present a recent series of twelve monochrome canvases and the “Italian Paintings” series from the ‘90s. Fisher recently expressed his admiration for the German painter Blinky Palermo in Artforum, stating that the latter’s monochromes and textile paintings had opened up the terms and conditions of modernist painting. This “opening up” is central to Fisher’s own practice, which continues to defy pigeonholing and has carved a unique path through art history.