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‘Tracce/Huellas’: the works of the Giorgio Persano gallery on display in Madrid
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‘Tracce/Huellas’: the works of the Giorgio Persano gallery on display in Madrid

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
Over twenty works by Italian artists, from Arte Povera to the new trends in contemporary art, are on display in the halls of the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid.
Mario Merz. Senza titolo,1994
Mario Merz. Senza titolo,1994

The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid, in collaboration with the Giorgio Persano Gallery, and under the aegis of the Embassy of Italy in Spain presents ‘Tracce/Huellas’. Open from 23 February to 4 June 2022 at the Institute of Culture, the exhibition traces five decades of Italian contemporary art.

The artists represented, whose works are exhibited in important collections and museums around the world, include Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mario Merz, Marco Bagnoli, Nicola De Maria, Giuseppe Penone, Giulio Paolini, Nunzio and Pier Paolo Calzolari. .

The exhibition starts with a careful selection of ‘multiplied’ works produced by the Giorgio Persano gallery in the 1970s, when the Arte Povera artists gravitated around the city of Turin, with an evident intention of democratization and inclusiveness of the work of art.

It continues with representative works created, starting from 1975, by leading Italian contemporary artists , with whom Giorgio Persano actively collaborated, producing important shared projects, designed both for the gallery spaces and for Italian and international institutional settings.

The exhibition is concluded with works by three younger artists, representing the new energy and new directions of contemporary art: Paolo Cirio, Lina Fucà and Alessandro Sciaraffa, whose research – which ranges from the dynamics of the information society to social engagement, including the intersections between sound, technology and nature – testifies to the gallery’s persistent commitment to and desire for experimentation and innovation.

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