Mazzoleni Art is pleased to announce that it will return to The Armory Show, New York, in March 2016. The presentation Burri: Cellotex – Nunzio: Combustioni (Pier 94, Booth 627) will feature works by Italian artists Alberto Burri (1915 – 1995) and Nunzio di Stefano (b. 1954).
Displaying these two artists in parallel, the Armory presentation will explore the relationship between Burri’s Cellotex series (1970s – 1990s) and Nunzio’s works from the late 1980s to the present day, many of which have never been seen in the United States. Highlight works will include Burri’s Cellotex Bianco Nero (1993), Cellotex (acrylic on cellotex, 1990), Cellotex (acrylic and vinyl on cellotex, 1990) and Nunzio’s Sarai d’ombra (2013), Senza Titolo (2014) and Ultramarine (1987).
By placing Burri and Nunzio in dialogue, the former one of the most influential Italian artists of the Post-War period and the latter a powerful contemporary Italian voice, the gallery hopes to emphasise Burri’s enduring legacy and the ways in which his particular artistic vocabulary continues to inspire artists working today. An emphasis on form, materiality and tangibility is a shared component of both artists’ work and evidence of Burri’s continuing impact also allows the presentation to highlight the rising global interest amongst museums, galleries and collectors in Post-War Italian art.