Marco Tagliafierro

Nathalie Du Pasquier

March 2017

There is no doubt that the expressive freedom of painting extends far beyond the techniques with which it has historically been associated. Yet oil painting—a relatively traditional method—continues to define the medium. This fundamental … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Mario Milizia

Viasaterna

February 2017

For some years, visual artist Mario Milizia wrote poetry using a cut-up technique. Wanting to unearth his poems’ imaginative potential, he had some of them translated into Latin and then translated back into Italian. During this period, he … READ ON

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Riccardo Beretta

Francesca Minini

February 2017

A large sculpture of inlaid wood, Paravento (First Victims Playground), 2015–17, is the cornerstone of Riccardo Beretta’s current solo show. This work, two years in the making, required the tremendous patience of a Renaissance cabinetmaker … READ ON

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Michele Zaza

FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea

December 2016

This retrospective is a journey into the personal motivations behind the work of Michele Zaza. The show begins with Simulazione d’incendio (Simulation of Fire), 1970, which Zaza shot to document an action he created in Molfetta (in southern… READ ON

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Paolo Gioli

September 2016

Paolo Gioli’s extraordinary survey at Peep-Hole demonstrated that the artist has progressed far beyond photography during the span of his four-decade career, consistently producing work that expands and extends the limits of the medium by … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Kerstin Brätsch

Giò Marconi

July 2016

This exhibition winds through the gallery along an unmarked path, yet visitors intuitively pick up on an intended route, as if by a sort of tropism. Indeed, the rhythms and rituals of nature are the premise for Kerstin Brätsch’s current … READ ON

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Lorenzo Vitturi

Viasaterna

May 2016

In this staging of Lorenzo Vitturi’s photographs, environments are constructed as extensions of the images’ content, reflecting how the artist utilizes his chosen medium for its inherent ambiguity between representation and reality. This solo… READ ON

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Judith Hopf

April 2016

A strange sight greeted visitors to Judith Hopf’s third exhibition at Kaufmann Repetto: two large feet, each made from bricks held together by mortar. Ambiguous objects, the works (both titled Brick-Foot, 2016) have a humorous charge, but … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Francesco Vezzoli

MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano

February 2016

There are two related exhibitions that have taken over this institution: the first retrospective of Francesco Vezzoli’s sculptures, which are on view through May 16, and a show the artist has curated of historical works from the museum’s … READ ON

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Barbara Bloom

Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1, Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

February 2016

Los Angeles artist Barbara Bloom’s solo show at Galleria Raffaella Cortese consists of separate installations in two of the gallery’s three Milan spaces. In one, seven carpets seem to float at various short distances above the floor. Made of… READ ON

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