Thursday, December 18
Nico Colón addresses issues of climate change with his current show comprising nine paintings—each a hybrid of oil paint and digitally printed imagery—and one sculptural sound work. The artist’s first-ever sound installation plays through speakers adorned with large digital prints and echoes throughout the rooms of the gallery.
Nico Colón High Tide
Simona Caramelli’s current exhibition features recent large-scale works on paper. The drawings, collages, and paintings reference the artist’s own insomnia while responding directly to the material qualities of their support surfaces.
Simona Caramelli UNTIL NEXT MORNING
Tatsuo Miyajima’s first solo exhibition in Milan presents new works that combine technology, sculpture, and assemblage into interactive installations. The Japanese artist explores themes of numerology and symbolism using materials like LED lights, electrical circuits, and microcomputers.
Tatsuo Miyajima KU
New York–based photographer Talia Chetrit continues to explore the relationship between art and life with her latest photographs and video works. Using her parents as portrait subjects, Chetrit accompanies these still photographs with a video recording that documents the photo session’s underlying awkwardness while exposing Chetrit’s directorial presence as a photographer.
Talia Chetrit Model
The Palazzo Reale’s current exhibition brings together an impressive 126 works by nineteenth-century painter, Giovanni Segantini—a celebrated artist during his lifetime, whose work has been rediscovered by critics and art historians in the twentieth century. Celebrating the entirety of Segantini’s short, but intense career, the exhibition is divided into eight chronological sections and also features some of artist’s personal affairs including letters, photographs, and books.
Santi Moix’s first exhibition at M77 Gallery includes forty new paintings in oil and watercolor. The Catalan artist, who is now based in New York, also presents a site-specific installation.
Santi Moix Brooklyn Studio
The current exhibition of works by Joan Jonas, who will represent the US in the 2015 Venice Biennale, presents both historic and recent pieces. In addition to ten installations and nine single-channel videos, the show features a new video conceived specially for HangarBicocca.
Joan Jonas Light Time Tales
Borrowing from the Archivio Mulas, this exhibition of work by the late photographer Ugo Mulas runs simultaneously in Lia Rumma’s galleries in Milan and Naples. Curated by Tina Kukielski, the show includes Mulas’s portraits of some of the best-known artists of the twentieth century including Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. Also on view are rarely seen examples of Mulas’s experimental photographs from the late 1960s.
Ugo Mulas The Sensitive Surface
American artist T. J. Wilcox’s new video work is based on Jacques Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffmann (1881) and uses the voices and music from a production by New York's Metropolitan Opera. Wilcox’s first fully animated work invents a cast of anthropomorphized characters.
This exhibition focuses on the friendship and artistic parallels between Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein. In addition to a selection of artworks by both great artists, the exhibition features memorabilia related to their interactions during the period between 1957 and 1962.
Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein
The paintings in Serban Savu’s first solo show in Italy depict daily life in the artist’s native Romania. Landscapes dominated by Communist era architecture—apartment blocks, dams, and bridges—are enlivened by groups and individuals enjoying various leisure and work activities.
Serban Savu Sometimes my Eyes are the Eyes of a Stranger
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Alighiero e Boetti, Christian Stein is hosting one part of a dual-venue retrospective, organized in conjunction with the Fondazione Alighiero e Boetti. In 1967 and 1968, Stein’s gallery (then based in Turin) organized Boetti’s first solo exhibitions and works from these historic shows are now reunited at the gallery’s current Milan location. Meanwhile, monumental works are presented vast Expo Milan 2015 area in Pero. In total approximately sixty works by the late Italian artist are on view.
Alighiero e Boetti Tra sé e sé, abbracciare il Mondo