Mazzoleni is delighted to announce the launch of the new exhibition season in its London gallery on 1 October 2020, 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.
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.