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Santiago Sierra

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)

May 2017

Santiago Sierra’s name by now brings to mind ephemeral interventions in urban and natural landscapes, aggressive institutional critique, and, above all, controversial performances that stage the exploitative dynamics of capitalism. The … READ ON

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Pino Pascali

Fondazione Carriero

May 2017

In a 1967 interview, artist Pino Pascali said, “The Negro sculptures have such a clarity and force that they enthrall me, they possess me. At the moment, all the art books I buy are on this subject.” Revisiting this statement as well as others… READ ON

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Roberto Cuoghi

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

April 2017

When Roberto Cuoghi arrived in Milan in the mid-1990s, he was a punk. In a certain sense, he still is, and not only because of the Mohawk he still sports. Since 1996—the earliest date among the works in this midcareer retrospective curated … READ ON

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Giulio Paolini

Galleria Christian Stein | Milan, Galleria Christian Stein | Pero

January 2017

Galleria Christian Stein has been a sympathetic supporter of Arte Povera, first in Turin and then in Milan. For his show, in celebration of the gallery’s fiftieth anniversary, Giulio Paolini has chosen the title “FINE” (End). The image that… READ ON

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Marinus Boezem

Oude Kerk

January 2017

Marinus Boezem has long harbored a passion for Gothic architecture. One of his well-known works, The Gothic Growing Project, 1978–87, is a grove of poplar trees whose arrangement reproduces the plan of the Reims Cathedral. The recorded sound… READ ON

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Jay Heikes

January 2017

“Zorro was here!” a friend quipped upon seeing the images in “No future ism,” the Jay Heikes exhibition that inaugurated Federica Schiavo Gallery’s new Milan venue. Who could disagree? The thick paintings-cum-sculptures by this Minneapolis-based… READ ON

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Jannis Kounellis

Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome

October 2016

The building that stands at Via dei Vascellari 69 was originally a church (consecrated in the ninth century, deconsecrated in 1942), then a woodworking shop. For the past two years it has been the splendidly run-down site of Gavin Brown’s … READ ON

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Christoph Meier and Nicola Pecoraro

Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

January 2016

Presented by the itinerant Ermes-Ermes gallery, “Lost Form” is a show that consists of a single piece by Christoph Meier and Nicola Pecoraro: a modular installation occupying an entire wing of the historic Fonderia Battaglia. The basic unit… READ ON

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Martino Gamper

Museion of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano

September 2015

Industrial designer Martino Gamper is known for a nonconformist approach that often seems more befitting an artist. Some of his most renowned furniture is made from recycled parts of other pieces, whether chairs abandoned on the street or … READ ON

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Jean-Luc Moulène

French Academy of Rome, Villa Medici

July 2015

“Il était une fois” (Once upon a Time): Judging from its (slightly ironic) title, this solo exhibition by Jean-Luc Moulène alludes to the artist’s use of context, which is outstanding and laden with history. Numerous references connect the … READ ON

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