• View of “Jannis Kounellis,” 2015. From left: Untitled, 1967; Untitled, 1967; Untitled, 1967.

    Jannis Kounellis

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    As I entered, everything was silent. Yet the room held some of the most thunderous efforts to come from a radical protagonist of twentieth-century art. Both of Galleria Christian Stein’s locations—the historical space in Milan and the new quarters in Pero—were devoted to a solo show of Arte Povera giant Jannis Kounellis, who was born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1936 and moved to Italy in 1956. Comprising a total of thirty-three installations and paintings (seven in Milan and twenty-six in Pero) created between 1959 and the present, the exhibition was the result of impressive curatorial

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