A NEW GALLERY IN LONDON

POST-WAR ITALIAN MASTERS, Mazzoleni Art, 27 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 19th December 2014

 

Mazzoleni London, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Mazzoleni London, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

This exciting new gallery has opened in London’s Albemarle Street and like its Turin counterpart, which opened in 1986, it will show the very best in Post-War Italian Art. The Founding Director Luigi Mazzoleni clearly reveals his love and enthusiasm for these works when discussing them.

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October - 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October – 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Indeed in this inaugural show, curated by Francesco Poli, one can understand why he is so passionate. Among the artists included are Agostino Bonalumi, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Paolo Scheggi, Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana and they are all important for the contribution they made to increase awareness of Italian Art internationally in the 1960s and 70s. As these images show they are works that powerfully engage the viewer and maintain their innovative appeal and originality.

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October - 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October – 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The works on view befittingly for an opening exhibition pay tribute to the Italian flag’s green, white and red. I do exhort you to experience them for yourselves.

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October - 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Installation view, Post-War Italian Masters, Mazzoleni London, 14 October – 19 December 2014, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

My favourite? Agostino Bonalumi’s Rosso (1969)!

Agostino Bonalumi, Rosso, 1969, Fiberglass and enamel, 180 x 180 x 90 cm, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Agostino Bonalumi, Rosso, 1969, Fiberglass and enamel, 180 x 180 x 90 cm, Courtesy Mazzoleni London

 

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