Category Archives: Italy

PAOLO ROVERSI: POLAROIDS │ Hamiltons, London → 14 August 2015

Naomi, Paris, 1997. Original Polaroid 891 Transparent Film with applied gold leaf and laminate, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
Naomi, Paris, 1997. Original Polaroid 891 Transparent Film with applied gold leaf and laminate, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

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“Az sn az I dscuvrd ɖs tîp v film I wz inćantd bî it. Īvn nâ I stl fīl ɖs we n I cnt justifî ɖ rīzn. Y nô hâ y fōl in luv wɖ smʈñ—mbi it wz ɖ culr, ɖ contrast. It bcem mî palit imījtli.”

“Đz rer, culr Pôḷrýdz r śot wɖ ɖ 8 x 10” Pôḷrýd film n ɖen aplîd wɖ gold n silvr līf bfr biyñ laminetd, crietñ ɖ olmst mistc n pêntrli qoḷti fr ẃć hiz wrc z noun. Đ nydportrits r sīpia-tônd, crietd bî cmbînñ blac n ẃît wɖ culr, ẃć pṛdysz an olmst sôḷrîzñ ifct, unlîc eni uɖr fôtgrafic prôses.”

Continue reading PAOLO ROVERSI: POLAROIDS │ Hamiltons, London → 14 August 2015

MIAZ BROTHERS: ANTIMATTER SERIES: A Boundless Vision │ Lazarides, London → 2 July 2015

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“W r intrestd in ɖ ‘pspśn’ n nt ɖ ‘reprizenteśn’ – a drct rleśnśp wɖ ɖ sensz n ɖ c̣pasti v ɖ self ẃn fêst wɖ ɖ ilabṛt influx v infmeśn ɖt nawdez z bcmñ mr n mr importnt.”

Lady A, 2015, 160 cm x 128 cm Acrylic on canvas
Lady A, 2015, 160 cm x 128 cm
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CAROL BOVE / CARLO SCARPA │ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds → 12 July 2015

Carol Bove 'Hysteron Proteron', 2014. Brass, concrete. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone, New York and David Zwirner, New York/London
Carol Bove
‘Hysteron Proteron’,
2014. Brass, concrete. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone, New York and David Zwirner, New York/London

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“Đ elimnts r so nītli wovn tgɖr ɖt it bcmz olmst impsbl t tel ẃr wn artist’s wrc endz n ɖ uɖr’z bginz.” Holi Grenj, Đ Scini

Rich Jevons NORTHERN SOUL 16 May 2015
Holly Grange SKINNY 30 April 2015
Nicola Cappleman STATE OF THE ARTS 26 April 2015
Lydia Yee ARTNET NEWS 7 April 2015

Continue reading CAROL BOVE / CARLO SCARPA │ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds → 12 July 2015

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: EMBLEMS OF TRANSFORMATION │ Blain Southern, London → 4 July 2015

Photo: John Berens
Photo: John Berens

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India Irving ART ATTACK 6 May 2015
Nicholas Forrest BLOUIN ARTINFO 1 May 2015
Jodie Shepley UPCOMING 30 April 2015
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Continue reading FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: EMBLEMS OF TRANSFORMATION │ Blain Southern, London → 4 July 2015

MODIGLIANI: A UNIQUE ARTISTIC VOICE │ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London → 28 June 2015

L’Amazone, 1909. Black crayon, 30.8 x 23.2 cm

“Wn v ɖ acnolijd sūṗstarz v twentiiʈ-senčri āt, Amideo Modiłani (1884-1920) z olso ɖ bst nôn n most luvd v ol modn Itałn pêntrz. Wrcñ at ɖ episentr v avãgād xperimentešn in Paris btwn 1906 n 1920, h dveḷpt an ātistc vižn ɖt wz intîrli hiz ôn. Ɖs ny xbišn z ɖ frst t b dvotd t ɖ ātist at ɖ Esṭric C̣lẋn, n fôc̣sz on hiz wrcs on pêpr, šowñ ɖ spiričl n stîlistc dveḷpmnt v hiz ptreyl v ɖ hymn fês n fwm.

Modigliani, photographed in about 1909 (GETTY)

Modiłani’z hyṃnistc vižn v tîmls byti dru on a wîd renj v inflụnsz, imbresñ Itruscn, Ijipšn, Grīc, Africn, Ežn n ŕli Itałn Rnesns imijri. Têcñ ɖoz eḷmnts ɖt acwdd wɖ hiz ôn caṛcter n vižn, h crietd a rmācbl bodi v wrc ɖt sîd-stept Fôvizm, Kbizm n ɖ mni uɖr ātistc muvmnts v ɖ de.

Ɖs xbišn includz several wrcs fṛm ɖ c̣lẋn v Modiłani’z clôs frend Pwl Alixandra – wn v hiz fy ŕli pêtṛnz – alñ wɖ pìsz fṛm uɖr prîvt c̣lẋnz, includñ ɖt v Eric Esṭric. Ɖ mjoṛti r rerli sīn drōñz dêtñ fṛm ɖ ŕli yirz v Modiłani’z c̣rir, pṛvîdñ a fasinetñ n rvilñ insît intu ɖ ātist’s dstilešn v a stîl unmistecbl fr its pyṛti, simplisti n grês.”

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Continue reading MODIGLIANI: A UNIQUE ARTISTIC VOICE │ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London → 28 June 2015

LAURA DE SANTILLANA AND ALESSANDRO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

“Venis-bêst siblñz Lâra de Santiyana n Aleșandro Diaz de Santiyana r inṭnašnli rnând ātists n dsndnts v ɖ Venīni glaswér diṇsti, istablišt bî Pâlo Venini on ɖ îḷnd v Murano in 1921. In Me 2015, ɖe brñ ɖer eḷgnt sculpčṛl fwmz n culrfl glas pêntñz t YSP’z rfrbišt 18ʈ senčri čapl in ɖer frst evr YC xibišn.

Xperimentešn, risc-têcñ n iṇvešn drîv ɖ de Santiyaṇz’ wrc, fed bî wîdspred travl n c̣laḅrešnz wɖ glasmêcñ xprts acrs ɖ wrld. Aleșandro’z inspirešn z wōtr, ẇč trnzlets t ɖ incredbl trītmnt v ɖ srfis in hiz wrcs, mni v ẇč hv a stroñ, pêntrli qoḷti. Ɖ YSP xibišn includz a siriz v wōl n flor wrcs bî ɖ ātist, wɖ a complex, dāc blac yt mirrd patina, rcwlñ ɖ sens v lcñ intu dīp, rflctñ pūlz.

Crušñ ɖ tipicl blôn silindr, foldñ it in on itslf, z a tecnīc ofn implýd bî Lâra de Santiyana t pṛdys slab-lîc fwmz ɖt r, in a sens, envlops f̣rvr sìld bî ɖ mcñ-prôses. Ɖ ātist rfŕz t ɖm az glasbcs, n ɖe rten a pârfl sens v sīmñ t cnten nolij held in sspenšn. In ɖ čapl, ɖ ātist šoz a lîbrri v ɖz fwmz, t ẇč š rtrnz hbičli, in spešli md bcšelvz.”

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Continue reading LAURA DE SANTILLANA AND ALESSANDRO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

CANALETTO: CELEBRATING BRITAIN │ Compton Verney, Warwickshire → 7 June 2015

“Ɖs z ɖ frst tîm ɖt ɖz magnifisnt pêntñz n drōñz bî Canalīțo hv bn brwt tgɖr t pṛvîd an ovrvy v Canalīțo’z wrc crietd btwn 1746 n 1755, ẇlst h wz vizitñ Britn.

Jrñ hiz nîn-yir ste in Britn h dokmentd nt jst tṛdišnl or istablišt vyz n landmācs bt olso hiz (n hiz pêtṛnz’) lêtist ačivmnts in ācitecčr n enjinirñ.  Ɖ dpiẋnz v ɖz ny bildñwrcs n projcts, ẇɖr câčt in Ṗlêdı̣n, Ḅroc or Goʈic stîlz, seḷbret ɖ ny-fând welʈ n ašuṛns v ɖ Britiš nêšn, rflctñ cntmprri dveḷpmnts in popylr culčr, sč az ɖ rīdiscuvri v Šêxpir, ɖ sxes v Handl’z Msaia n ɖ cult v Cñ Alfrid – ẇč in trn spwnd Ān’z imwtl Rūl Britaňa.

Set intu contxt, by 1750 ɖ frst jeṇrešn v Ṗlêdı̣n ācitects n pêtṛnz (Brlñtn, Cambl n Cent) wr ded, n ɖ nêšn wz redi fr a mr libṛl atityd t ācitcčṛl dzîn. Britn itslf wz a mr stebl n confidnt plês ɖn it hd bn īvn ʈrti yirz bfr. Jrñ ɖ rīsnt Wor v ɖ Ostrı̣n Sxešn, ɖ nêšn hd held ontu its ny c̣lôňl gênz n hd sxidd in fwsñ Spên t ôpn p Sâʈ America t its trêdrz. Ɖ icoṇmi wz būmñ n ɖ Jac̣bît ʈret hd ivaṗretd. Acwdñli, a ny, mr confidnt jeṇrešn, profitñ fṛm ɖ Jwjn Reṿlušn n incrisñli ašurd bî Britn’z stêṭs az a mêjr wrldpâr, wz priperd t b ls rejimentd bî Ṗlêdı̣n rūlz n mr iclctc in its ācitcčṛl patṛnij, sīcñ culčṛl inspirešn nt jst fṛm ɖ Mediṭreňn bt olso fṛm ɖer ôn histri.

Ɖs ny fând confidns, sigṇld ʈru ɖ ācitcčr v Ḅroc mastrz sč az Rén (at St Pwl’z n St Mẹri’z, Woric), Hwcsmur (at Westminstr Abi’z west târz) n ɖ Goʈic rvîvl, mācs Britn ât az ɖ ny Venis, ẇč wz ɖ riyl subjct v Canalīțo’z grt canvsz on dsple in ɖs xibišn.”

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Continue reading CANALETTO: CELEBRATING BRITAIN │ Compton Verney, Warwickshire → 7 June 2015

ROMAN OSTIA: ANCIENT RUINS, MODERN ART – ETTORE DE CONCILIIS AND UMBERTO MASTROIANNI │ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art → 21 December 2014

“Ɖs stimyletñ xibišn, spanñ tu milenia, juxpozz antiqitiz fṛm ɖ impwtnt arcı̣lojicl sait v Ostia Antīca, nir Rôm, wɖ ɖ wrc v tu modn Itałn ātists: Umberto Mastrýi (1910-1998) n Ețore de Cončiliis (b. 1941).

Fândd in ɖ 7ɖ senčri BC, ɖ ênčnt hābrsiti v Ostia wz an isenšl lnc t ɖ capitl v ɖ Rômn Empîr. At ɖ mâʈ v ɖ Rivr Tîbr, sâʈwest v Rôm, ɖ siti wz a cmršl hub n culčṛl meltñpot, iqipt wɖ a ʈiytr, baɖz, bêc̣riz, wérhâzz, barz n šops. Ɖ xibišn includz ênčnt stačri pwtreyñ godz, emṗrrz n ivoc̣tv sìnz v čarı̣trêsz at ɖ Rômn Src̣s, ẇl a ṣlẋn v intric̣t mzêics n tu wōlpêntñz fṛm nirbî Īẓla Sacra – Ostia’z seṃtri – r amñ ɖ fînist xamplz fṛm ɖ sait.

Az a bacdrop t ɖz wrcs, ɖr r a nmbr v speṣ̌li cmišnd pêntñz bî Ețore de Cončiliis dpictñ ɖ atṃsferic ple v lît acrs Ostia’z ruinz, n svṛl wrcs bî Mastrýani, wn v ɖ most impwtnt figrz in twentiiʈ-senčri Itałn sculpčr. Iniṣ̌li wrcñ in a fiğṛtv stîl similr t Mrīno Mrīni, Mastrýani bgan t implý abstract fwmz jrñ ɖ ŕli 1940z, n z bst nôn tde fr hiz monymntl wrcs cmeṃretñ ɖ Rzistns. Hiz dîṇmizm z far rmuvd fṛm ɖ srīn caṛctr v ɖ antīc pìsz. Yt hiz sculpčrz – rzmblñ grt girz n mcanicl cmponnts ɖt nâ stand mošnls – olso rcwl ācı̣lojcl fragmnts: bronz n ayn relics v an industrı̣l iyra ɖt r infyzd wɖ an elijayc qoḷti v ɖer ôn.

Ʈru ɖ juxṭṗzišn v cntrastñ wrcs fṛm tu wîdli dvrs culčrz, w cn rflct nt onli on ɖ gulf seṗretñ âr ôn îdiyz v byti fṛm ɖoz v âr ansestrz, bt olso hâ ełn ɖ culčṛl āṭfacts v tde me wn de sīm t âr ôn dsndnts.”

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Continue reading ROMAN OSTIA: ANCIENT RUINS, MODERN ART – ETTORE DE CONCILIIS AND UMBERTO MASTROIANNI │ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art → 21 December 2014

GIOVANNI BATTISTA MORONI │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 25 January 2015

“Jvani Bațista Moroni wz wn v ɖ grtst pwtritists v 16ʈ senčri Iṭli. Femd fr hiz gift fr capčrñ ɖ xct lîcṇs v hiz sitrz, h crietd pwtrits ɖt r az peṇtretñ n pârfl nâ az ɖe wr mr ɖn 400 yirz ago. Y wl b trnsfixt bî ɖer sîc̣lojicl depʈ n imījsi.

Ɖs z ɖ frst comprihnsv xibišn v ɖ ātist’s wrc in ɖ YC. W hv ṣlctd nt onli hiz rmāc̣bl pwtrits bt olso hiz lsr-nôn rlijs wrcs, ẇč wl b šôn sîd bî sîd. Amñ ɖm wl b nvr-bfr xibitd ōltrpìsz fṛm ɖ črčz v Berġmo n pêntñz md fr prîvt dvošn ɖt rflct ɖ ny rlijs îdiylz v hiz tîm.

Moroni’z pwtrits dpict ɖ ppl v ɖ wrld n tîm in ẇč h livd, fṛm elignt men n wimin v hî ssayti šôn in glitrñ dres t membrz v ɖ midl clas ingejd in ɖer trêd. Wn sč wrc z Ɖ Têlr, az hîli prezd in its tîm az it z nâ (reṿlušnri – Joṇʈn Jônz, Ɖ Gādịn). Ẇt ol v hiz wrcs šer z a stātlñ načṛlizm n vîtaḷti, rerli mačt bî uɖr ātists v ɖ pirı̣d n antisipetñ ɖ riylistc stîl v Caṛvajio n, lêtr, Mane.

Incumṗsñ hiz intîr c̣rir, ɖs xibišn z a loñ ovrdy seḷbrešn v an ātist ahd v hiz tîm n rîp fr rīdiscuvri.”

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Continue reading GIOVANNI BATTISTA MORONI │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 25 January 2015

LORENZO VITTURI: DALSTON ANATOMY │ Photographers’ Gallery, London → 19 October 2014

“Lrenzo Vițŭri’z vîbṛnt stiļîfs capčr ɖ ʈretnd spirit v Dwlstn’z Ridlīrôd Mācit. Vițŭri, hu livz lôc̣li – fīlz cmpeld t capčr its dstnctv nêčr bfr it z jentrifîd bynd recgnišn. Vițŭri arenjz fând objcts n fôṭgrafs ɖm agnst bacdrops v dscādd mācitṃtirı̣lz, in dnamic comṗzišnz. Ɖz r cmbînd wɖ strītsìnz n pwtrits v lôcl caṛctrz t criet a ynīc pwtrit v a sn-t-b-xtnct we v lîf.

Hiz insṭlešn at ɖ Gaḷri drwz on ɖ temprri strucčrz v ɖ mācit, yzñ rw mtirı̣lz, sculpčṛl fwmz n fôṭgrafs t xplor îdiyz abt criešn, cnsumšn n preẓvešn.”

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Continue reading LORENZO VITTURI: DALSTON ANATOMY │ Photographers’ Gallery, London → 19 October 2014

CAROL RAMA AND DANH VÕ │ Nottingham Contemporary → 28 September 2014

“CAṚL RĀMA

Caṛl Rāma’z xpresv wrc z a drct rzult v ɖ prsnl trajdiz in hr lîf. I pênt t hīl mslf, š hz sd. Hr ōtbạgraficl, xplisitli fīmel aproč mirrz ɖt v uɖr ātists v hr tîm, sč az Luīz Burjwa. Cnsidrd tù radicl fr ɖ fasist-dominetd Iṭli š gru p in, hr wrc dd’nt rsiv inṭnašnl atnšn untl ɖ end v ɖ 90z. Š rsivd ɖ Goldn Layn fr Lîftîm Ačivmnt at ɖ Venis Bienāle in 2003, n hr wrc z nâ šôn in mêjr ātgaḷriz arnd ɖ wrld.

Fīčrñ ovr 50 v hr wrcs, ɖs xibišn hz bn kretd bî Îrīn Aristizabal in rspons t Yan Va’z wrc, a grt admîrr v Caṛl Rāma.

Fôtgrafs v hr lejndri stydio, têcn bî Bepi Gioti, wl b šôn in Ɖ Studi, of Gaḷri 1.

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Ɖs sumr w priznt ɖ frst mêjr YC xibišn v ɖ wrc v Yan Va. Va’z wrc xplorz ɖ inṭsẋnz v prsnl xpirı̣ns n mêjr historicl ivnts, includñ ɖ impact n mytešnz v Cʈolisizm az it spred ʈru coḷnîzešn.

Hiz ātwrcs rflct on ɖ paṛdoxz inheṛnt in ɖ cnstruẋn v îdntti. Hiz ys v objcts ivocs ɖ historicl srcmstansz ɖt šêp cntmprri lîf.

In 2012 Yan Va wun ɖ prestijs HYGO BOS PRÎZ.”

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Continue reading CAROL RAMA AND DANH VÕ │ Nottingham Contemporary → 28 September 2014

BUILDING THE PICTURE: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting │ National Gallery, London → 21 September 2014

“Dscuvr hâ ācitecčr fwmz ɖ bêsis v mni Italı̣n Rnesns pêntñz.

Đs sprñ, ɖ Našnl Gaḷri priznts ɖ frst xibišn in Britn t xplor ɖ rôl v ācitecčr in Italịn Rnesns pêntñ v ɖ 14ʈ, 15ʈ n 16ʈ senčriz.

Bildñ ɖ Picčr: Ācitecčr in Italı̣n Rnesns Pêntñ emz t incris vizitrz’ aprīsiešn n undrstandñ v sm v ɖ most bytifl n ācitectonic pêntñz bî Italịn mastrz sč az Dūčio, Botičeli, Criveli n ɖer cntmprriz. Vizitrz wl b incurijd t lc in ny wez at bildñz dpictd in pêntñz, n t invstiget hâ ātists invntd imajind spêsz ɖt trnsndd ɖ riaḷti v brics, mwtr n mābl.

Ɖ xibišn z ɖ rzult v a rsrčpātṇršp btwn ɖ Našnl Gaḷri n ɖ Ynivrsti v Ywc, n ofrz a freš intrpṛtešn v sm v ɖ Našnl Gaḷri’z ôn Italı̣n Rnesns c̣lẋn. In adišn, uɖr mastrpìsz r fīčrd – sč az ɖ Vnīšn mastr Sbastiāno del Piombo’z Ɖ Jujmnt v Soḷmn (Cñztn Lêsi, Ɖ Bancs C̣lẋn, Našnl Trust), on dsple in Lundn fr ɖ frst tîm in 30 yirz, n Ɖ Ruscin Mdona bî Andrea del Vročio (Našnl Gaḷri v Scotḷnd).

Fîv šwt filmz hv bn cmišnd t côinsîd wɖ ɖs xibišn, pṛvîdñ modn pspectvz on riyl n imajind ācitecčr fṛm awōdwinñ Swis ācitect Pītr Zŭmʈor, film-mcr Māʈa Fīnz, āthistwrı̣n T J Clāc, filmhistwrı̣n Jon Dêvid Rôdz n cmpytrgem siṇmatc drctr Pītr Gwnstîn.”

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Continue reading BUILDING THE PICTURE: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting │ National Gallery, London → 21 September 2014

GIULIO PAOLINI: TO BE OR NOT TO BE │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 14 September 2014

“Itałn ātist Jūlio Pâlīni (b. 1940, livz n wrcs in Tyrin) imrsz s in eḷgnt insṭlešnz v canvsz, windoz, fragmnts v statyri n čecrbwdz – smtmz prizntd bî 18ʈ senčri fŭtṃn. Ḅlivñ ɖt evri wrc v āt imbodiz ŕlı̣r tṛdišnz, Pâlīni pez tribyt t ātists sč az Šādĩ, Loto n Vlazqez. Hiz ôn fês, handz n îz rı̣pir ʈrt ɖ šo, az h ascs Hamlit’s qesčn v ɖ ātist.

Fṛm T b or nt t b (1994–95), ẇr canvsz rêdiet acrs ɖ flor intu infiṇti, t ɖ xistnšl drāma v Đ ōʈr hu ʈt h xistd… (2013), Pâlīni têcs s on an xiḷretñ jrni ʈru fîv decedz v wrc xplorñ pspšn n crı̣tivti.”

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Continue reading GIULIO PAOLINI: TO BE OR NOT TO BE │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 14 September 2014