reviews

  • Mirosław Bałka, 230 x 107 x 10 / Blue Wave (detail), 1990, wood, steel, concrete, salt, 7 7/8 × 90 5/8 × 42 1/8". Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri.

    Mirosław Bałka

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1

    Concurrently with Mirosław Bałka’s first retrospective in Italy at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, the artist had his fourth solo exhibition at Galleria Raffaella Cortese. The show—spread over the gallery’s three exhibition spaces—was conceived as a journey in stages that would gradually introduce the visitor to motifs of both continuity and divergence in Bałka’s research. Born in Warsaw in 1958, this Polish artist is particularly representative of his generation, and the work presented here made it possible to trace the past three decades of Bałka’s output and to identify his fundamental

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  • Liliana Moro, Ouverture, 2017, melting tin, industrial jack, twenty-four ceramic cherry couples, five glassy ceramic tangerines, dimensions variable.

    Liliana Moro

    Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea | Palermo

    It had been some time since Liliana Moro has had a solo show of recent work in her native city of Milan, although earlier this year she participated in a two-artist show with Francesco Fonassi at Renata Fabbri. In keeping with Moro’s usual practice, “Ouverture,” her exhibition at Francesco Pantaleone—a young gallery from Palermo that has recently opened a new space in the Lombard capital—consisted of a very concise selection of work, in this case two sculptures and four drawings connected by the theme of still life. The first sculpture viewers encountered,  Ouverture (all works 2017),

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