Wednesday, December 2
Organized by Italian writer and curator Francesco Stocchi, the Fondazione Carriero’s inaugural exhibition brings together works by Gianni Colombo, Giorgio Griffa, and Davide Balula. Designed as a trialogue between artists of different generations with distinct but related visual vocabularies, the exhibition describes various ways that space is experienced.
Gianni Colombo, Giorgio Griffa, Davide Balula imaginarii
Enrico Castellani’s consistently monochrome canvases are stretched over nails to create three-dimensional elevations and depressions. Fifteen such works by the Italian painter show the artist confounding the traditional flat surface picture plane—creating stunning illusions of motion and depth—from the 1960s into the 2000s.
Enrico Castellani Alla radice del non illusorio (At the roots of the not illusory)
A retrospective presented in reverse order, this exhibition includes more than ninety sculptural works by Piacentino made between 1965 and 2015. Influenced by the perfection and precision of manufacturing design (particularly motorbikes, which inspired many of his best-known pieces), Piacentino has continually used industrial materials and processes to make nonfunctional objects.
With more than one-hundred photographs, this exhibition by the quintessential Japanese street photographer is the largest presentation of his work in Italy to date. Although Moriyama is best known for his grainy, often overexposed black-and-white photographs, curator Filippo Maggia has focused this show on Moriyama’s newer, vibrantly colored images of Japanese street life from the 1960s to the1980s.
Daido Moriyama In Color
The American artist’s first solo exhibition in Milan includes new photographs of intricate cinematically lit miniature scenes created in the artist’s studio. Relating art-historical references to current events, Casebere revisits Caspar David Friedrich’s romantic landscapes in the age of climate change.
Manna, the miraculous bread that sustained the Hebrews fleeing slavery in Egypt, is the subject of the young Brazilian artist’s current exhibition. Inverting key elements of the story, Rocha Pitta presents bread filled with sand.
Matheus Rocha Pitta No Hay Pan
Having taken over Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013, Berlin’s Schinkel Pavillon in 2014, and New York’s Park Avenue Armory this past summer, the French artist brings his signature mix of light, sound, and choreography to Milan. Parreno’s first survey in Italy includes a number of his iconic “Marquees,” flickering light sculptures the artist has been producing since 2007.
Philippe Parreno Hypothesis
Works by the late Italian sculptor are installed across Christian Stein’s Pero and Monforte locations. A re-creation of Fabro’s first solo exhibition (Vismara gallery, Milan, 1965) at the Corso Monforte gallery features early sculptures showing the influence of fellow Italian postwar artists Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.
Luciano Fabro FABRO
A collaboration with the Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro, this presentation of the late Italian sculptor’s work is split between the gallery’s Pero and Corso Monforte venues. On view in Pero, pieces from Fabro’s famous “Piedi” (“Feet”) and “Attaccapanni” (“Clotheshangers”) series.
Luciano Fabro FABRO
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.