LondonRome - Milan: Space and Colour, Rhythm and Matter
Mazzoleni announces the launch of the new exhibition season in its London gallery with the group show Rome – Milan: Space and Colour, Rhythm and Matter. The show brings together a number of the leading figures of the Italian art scene that were operating in these two major Italian cities with works realised mainly between the 1950s and 1960s.
Shaped canvas and vinyl tempera
60 x 90 cm; 23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in
Signed and dated ‘A Bonalumi 61 Via Trieste 37 Muggiò Milano’ (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
81.5 x 100.5 cm; 32 1/8 x 39 5/8 in
Signed, titled and dated (on the reverse): "Enrico Castellani, Superficie Bianca, 1968"
Waterpaint on canvas
100.5 x 125.3 cm; 39 5/8 x 49 3/8 in
Signed, titled and inscribed (on the reverse): "l. fontana / attese / anno 300"
Mixed media on newsprint
112.5 x 73 cm; 44 1/4 x 28 3/4 in
Signed (lower right) and titled: "Mario Schifano / Manifesto al 1° Canale TV a Marinetti e al Primo Futurismo"
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While Milan was principally associated with Northern European research, Rome created a bridge to the North American scene, bringing substantial innovations to the visual culture. There were numerous opportunities for debate and inter-connection between artists during major institutional events such as the Venice Biennale, group shows and art magazines produced in the 1950s and 1960s. The dialogue between Rome and Milan was in fact lively and continuous thanks to the work of galleries such as Galleria Appia Antica, Galleria del Milione, Galleria del Naviglio, Galleria La Tartaruga, Marlborough Gallery, Galerie Stadler, of which a number of the works in this exhibition come from. Furthermore, contemporary periodicals founded and edited by artists, such as Azimuth, Appia Antica, Il Gesto, L’esperienza moderna and L’Almanacco Letterario Bompiani, were national publications that offered annual overviews on cultural novelties.
Artists shown: Carla Accardi, Alberto Burri, Agostino Bonalumi, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni, Fausto Melotti, Mario Schifano, Giulio Turcato.
all images © the gallery and the artist(s)