Exhibitions

London

October 14December 19, 2014

Post-War Italian Masters

Agostino Bonalumi, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni and Paolo Scheggi

Mazzoleni Art is pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of its London gallery on Monday, 13 October. The gallery will be located in the heart of Mayfair at 27 Albemarle Street and will be under the direction of Luigi Mazzoleni. Following a major renovation, the 3,000 square foot space has two exhibition spaces across two floors and a private viewing room. Like their eponymous gallery in Turin, founded in 1986, Mazzoleni will continue to present a curatorial programme focussed on museum calibre Post-War Italian Art, working in close collaboration with artists’ estates and foundations.
The opening exhibition – Post-War Italian Masters – brings together works by some of the most significant Italian artists of the Post-war period and gives an indication of the gallery’s future programme. Artists featured in the exhibition include Agostino Bonalumi, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Paolo Scheggi. These artists contributed to the evolution of a new aesthetic and raised the profile of Italian art internationally, with painting that used the power of colour, industrial materials and the iconography of the monochrome as defining visual and conceptual elements. Their significance is rightly reflected in the rising global interest amongst both museums and private collectors. Highlights of the opening exhibition include Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (1965) by Lucio Fontana, Superficie Bianca (1969) by Enrico Castellani, R1 (1953) by Alberto Burri, Bianco (1975) by Agostino Bonalumi and Achrome (1957-1958) by Piero Manzoni amongst other iconic works.