Tue 19 Sep 2023 to Fri 22 Dec 2023
Mon-Fri 9.30am-6.30pm, Sat 11am-6pm
Artist: Jannis Kounellis
Cardi Gallery presents in its Milan premises an official solo exhibition of works by Jannis Kounellis, one of the most prominent voices of Italian Arte Povera.
A central figure of international contemporary art, Kounellis’ oeuvre has been a critical reference point for generations of artists and is found in the permanent collections of major art museums worldwide.
The exhibition brings together a series of seven wall-mounted iron panels the artist made in 1991, each dotted with coal elements arranged along regular horizontal lines, almost suggesting an archaic visual alphabet. The works, displayed on the gallery’s ground floor in an austere yet impressive setting, exemplify the monumental nature of Kounellis’ wall reliefs, perfectly capturing his fascination with raw, everyday media that fuelled his practice beginning in the 1960s.