Mazzoleni is delighted to reopen its London gallery following the lockdown with the group show Back to London. A journey through image, time, word and space. The exhibition title also suggests the physical return to the gallery of a selection of artworks recently exhibited in international museums and fairs. Historical and contemporary artists are brought together in this show, allowing a number of visual, material or conceptual affinities to emerge.
The artwork by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) establishes a visual dialogue with the photographic works of Red Regatta by the American artist Melissa McGill (b. 1969).
Along with the verbal-visual works by Vincenzo Agnetti (1926-1981), Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) and Mel Bochner (b. 1940), younger artists such as David Reimondo (b. 1973) and Rebecca Moccia (b. 1992) investigate on the wide meaning of “language”. David Reimondo’s Etimografia is a macro-project embracing much of his latest research into “language”. His utopia is the development of a new language – in the most absolute sense of the term – that overcomes those predefined barriers. Instead in the series Blue-come-back (2019), Rebecca Moccia has created collages with blue-back paper overlaying calligraphic drawings of couples of male and female terms borrowed from Italian politics.
Giuseppe Unicini‘s (1929-2008) work with bricks and concrete dialogues materially with the “explorations” of Andrea Francolino (b. 1979). Using concrete dust Francolino has “harvested” and “traced” – in negative – the essence and the form of seven “cracks” in the road encountered on his route from Milan to London.
Artists shown: Vincenzo Agnetti, Giacomo Balla, Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, Andrea Francolino, Melissa McGill, Rebecca Moccia, David Reimondo, Giuseppe Uncini.