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View of “Luciano Fabro,” 2015–16. Photo: Agostino Osio.

Luciano Fabro

Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

View of “Luciano Fabro,” 2015–16. Photo: Agostino Osio.

These two shows, at both Galleria Christian Stein locations, in central Milan and in the suburb of Pero, constitute a veritable retrospective of the work of Luciano Fabro (1936–2007). The first venue almost entirely recapitulates the artist’s first show, in 1965, at Milan’s Galleria Vismara. In the larger space on the outskirts of the city, a series of key works—including examples of his sculptural cycles Piedi (Feet), 1968–2000; Italia (Italy), 1968–2007; Attaccapanni (Clothes Hangers), 1976–84; and Computer, 1988–2007—provides a comprehensive view of his practice, in an exemplary installation that is almost neoclassical in its lucidity.

Lucidity and classicism, which is to say, form: These terms are relevant to all Fabro’s activity, but they are all ultimately subordinate to his concern with space. Indeed, space was already the theme of his first show, almost as if the

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