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  • Mario Schifano, Qualcos’altro (Something Else), 1962, enamel on paper on canvas, 791⁄4 × 90 3⁄4".

    Mario Schifano, Qualcos’altro (Something Else), 1962, enamel on paper on canvas, 791⁄4 × 90 3⁄4".

    Mario Schifano

    Gió Marconi

    Qualcos’altro (Something Else), a gray enamel monochrome from 1962, lent its title to this exhibition dedicated to Mario Schifano’s monochrome period, from 1960 to 1962, when the young artist (1934–1998) first came to international attention. The catalogue was in newspaper format, featuring an essay by the show’s curator, Alberto Salvadori, and Riccardo Venturi. Most of the variously sized works on paper and on paper mounted on canvas featured in the exhibition still belong to Giorgio Marconi, father of the gallerist Gió Marconi. Viewers were able to once again admire, alongside other pieces,

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  • Regina José Galindo, El gran retorno (The Great Return), 2019, HD video, color, sound, 12 minutes 56 seconds.

    Regina José Galindo, El gran retorno (The Great Return), 2019, HD video, color, sound, 12 minutes 56 seconds.

    Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi

    Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani

    Vicino altrove” (Nearby Elsewhere), a two-person show of work by Regina José Galindo and Iva Lulashi, established a convincing duet despite the age difference between the two artists—Galindo was born in 1974, Lulashi in 1988—and their far-flung origins in Guatemala and Albania, respectively. Their work is very dissimilar, too: Galindo creates performance and video, while Lulashi is a painter.

    Galindo’s work is the more structured of the two. Her performative reflections on real-world situations deploy image and action in a way that is extraordinarily metaphorical and at the same time immediate,

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