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View of “Marco Bagnoli and Remo Salvadori,” 2018. Background: Remo Salvadori, Nel momento (In the Moment), 1993–2007; Foreground: Remo Salvadori, Continuo infinito presente (Continuous Infinite Present), 1984–2009.

Marco Bagnoli and Remo Salvadori

Galleria Christian Stein | Pero

View of “Marco Bagnoli and Remo Salvadori,” 2018. Background: Remo Salvadori, Nel momento (In the Moment), 1993–2007; Foreground: Remo Salvadori, Continuo infinito presente (Continuous Infinite Present), 1984–2009.

Marco Bagnoli and Remo Salvadori both belong to that generation of Italian artists who had to come to terms early in their careers with the across-the-board return to painting after more than a decade of Arte Povera and Conceptual art. Bucking the trend, they chose to pursue work characterized by a strong cerebral component and an enormous variety of experimental materials and linguistic modalities. The breadth of media (including sound and video elements) and the technical, stylistic, and formal nonchalance of the work in this two-person exhibition demonstrate not only Galleria Christian Stein’s capacity for mounting museum-quality exhibitions but also the connections posed by the practices of Bagnoli and Salvadori. Both artists can be seen as a sort of ideal bridge between the historical investigations of Arte Povera and more recent generations, which is precisely why categorizing

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