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Mimmo Rotella, Other Scenes, 1968, photographic emulsion on canvas, 36 1/4 × 28 3/4".

Mimmo Rotella

Cardi Gallery/Robilant + Voena/Galleria Carla Sozzani/Fondazione Marconi

Mimmo Rotella, Other Scenes, 1968, photographic emulsion on canvas, 36 1/4 × 28 3/4".

Ten years have passed since the death of Mimmo Rotella, one of the most versatile and revolutionary Italian artists of the second half of the twentieth century. A suite of staggered but overlapping exhibitions at Cardi Gallery, Robilant + Voena, Galleria Carla Sozzani, and Fondazione Marconi celebrate his creativity and relevance, revealing the experimental strategies and techniques that characterized the career of this volcanically inventive practitioner. The works on display at four venues throughout the city delve beyond his celebrated “Décollages” and “Retro d’Affiches” (made with torn advertising posters, some vintage) and include photographic reproductions, “Artypos,” frottages, sculptures, “Blanks,” and “Sovrapitture” (Overpaintings). These exhibitions—organized in collaboration with the Mimmo Rotella Institute, which has been working to compile the artist’s catalogue

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