After a long, fruitful period in Bergamo, Italy, that began in 1971, the Galleria Fumagalli moved to Milan in 2011. This year the gallery moved againthough it remains in the same cityand opened its new venue with this show, “Enrico Castellani, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris, Kenneth Noland: A Personal View of Abstract Painting and Sculpture.” The main intention of the exhibition, organized by independent curator Hayden Dunbar, was to compare these four artists in relation to themes such as the redefinition of the artwork and its surface as objective and phenomenal realities, and the active relationship of the image with the space. Viewers confronted examples of an abstraction that is rigorous but never neutral, characterized by experimentation with unusual techniques and materials, and moving between monochromy and construction, between chance and organization.
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