This exhibition dedicated to Gianfranco Baruchello focuses on the Italian postmodernist’s early works, made from 1959 to 1969. Paintings on canvas, velvet, and glass are accompanied by assemblages of found objects ranging from the domestic (books and doors) to the industrial (electrical switches and turbines).
Baruchello The Sixties. Works from the collection
Curator Walter Guadagnini brings together works by Luigi Ghirri, Olivo Barbieri, and Frances Jodice to explore themes of travel—both real and imaginary. Among the works on view are photographs from Ghirri’s 1973 “Atlas” series.
Luigi Ghirri, Olivo Barbieri, Frances Jodice
Giovanni Frangi’s first show in his native city in five years presents twenty-four large-format paintings of nature: branches, leaves, shrubs, and lily ponds. Evoking a fantastical environment, the imagery was inspired by the diverse landscapes the artist has visited during his recent “nomadic workshops.”
Giovanni Frangi “The Law of the Jungle”
This exhibition dedicated to Mono-ha, the artist group formed in Japan in 1968, includes works by all ten artist members: Koji Enokura, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Susumu Koshimizu, Lee Ufan, Katsuhiko Narita, Nobuo Sekine, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Noboru Takayama, and Katsuro Yoshida. The works on view are characteristically made of simple materials (both natural and industrial) that are essentially unchanged by the artists.
The current exhibition dedicated to Jannis Kounellis is divided between Christian Stein’s galleries in Milan and Pero. In Pero a range of works from the 1960s–1990s includes early installations made with organic materials and live animals while the show in Milan focuses on monumental wall pieces from the 1960s.
One half of a two-venue show dedicated to Jannis Kounellis, Christian Stein’s Milan gallery presents monumental works from the early 1960s. The exhibition continues at Stein’s gallery in Pero, where historic and more recent installations are on view (April 28–September 25).
The monumental triptych by Lucio Fontana on view in the newly renovated Fondazione Marconi has been installed according to the artist’s own drawings (which are also on view as part of this exhibition.) Additional works made between 1951 and 1968 demonstrate the artist’s diverse creative output, which ranges from figuration to pure abstraction.
This exhibition presents over thirty works by Vincenzo Agnetti made between the late 1960s and 1980s. The Italian conceptualist’s multifaceted output mixes mathematics, art theory, photography, and sculpture.
Vincenzo Agnetti Testimonianza
Curated by Italian art historian Giovanni Lista, this exhibition of Futurist photography includes more than one hundred works borrowed from public and private collections. A section devoted to the “Fotodinamismo” treatise explores how the Futurists’ interest in movement translates to still photography.
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this exhibition traces iconographies of motherhood through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The 127 works by international artists celebrate femininity across a range of cultural artifacts, from Stone Age fertility figures to postfeminist art.
The Great Mother
Since 1923 the Triennale di Milano has been a showcase for modern design, including decorative arts, fashion, and architecture. Among the exhibitions this year, “Arts and Foods: Rituals since 1851” (April 9–November 1), curated by Germano Celant, provides a global overview of the connection between food-related aesthetics and rituals.