La Biennale di Venezia – 58. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte

May You Live In Interesting Times

opening May 11, until November 24, 2019

Arsenale – Padiglione Centrale, Sestiere Castello, Venezia – IT

HE_0535_72dpiSilver Lion for a Promising Young Participant in the International Exhibition May You Live In Interesting Times to Haris Epaminonda for her carefully constructed constellations of images, objects, text, forms, and colours that are built out of fragmented memories, histories and imagined connections; for showing us that the personal and the historical can be compressed into a powerful yet loose web of multiple meanings.


For more information: Epaminonda – Biennale Venezia


Haris Epaminonda, installation view at 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2019

© La Biennale di Venezia & Haris Epaminonda

Seize, Weave Space

opening May 11, until August 18, 2019

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas – U.S.A

Sheila Hicks has been working almost exclusively with textiles throughout her decades-long career. Known for pushing the material into monumental scale, Hicks’s textile sculptures and installations transform thread and fiber into entire environments and reflect her formalist training, with their emphasis on color, form, and line. Her work draws from traditions of weaving, architecture, fashion, and her personal experiences of living, working, and traveling across the globe.

For more information: Hicks – Seize, Weave Space


Sheila Hicks, Untitled, 2019

Synthetic fiber, textile, linen, leather, 85x85x20 cm

© Sheila Hicks & Galleria Massimo Minini

Heterotopia I

opening May 8, until August 10, 2019

Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia – Magazzini del sale N.3 , Dorsoduro 264, Zattere, Venezia – IT

The Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, and Flash Art magazine present Heterotopia Ⅰ, an installation by Peter Halley on the occasion of the 2019 Venice Biennale. Using the forty-meter-long exhibition space, Halley has assembled a sequence of eight interconnected rooms that employ digitally-printed wall murals, a varying palette of artificial lighting, and three-dimensional objects to create a hermetic, coded heterotopia.

For more information: Halley – Heterotopia I


Peter Halley – Exhibition view, 2012

© Galleria Massimo Minini

La Fotografia come differenza 

opening May 3, until June 16, 2019

Palazzo Grillo, Piazza delle Vigne, 4, Genova – IT

The exhibition presents for the first time a selection of 40 photographies from five different projects by the Paolo Novelli, active behind the camera since 1997. La fotografia come differenza focuses on the creative period 2002-2013, with the intention of highlighting the development and consolidation of a personal style, considered among the most interesting and coherent of the 20th century Italian generations of photographers.

Novelli’s photographies, essential, timeless and without place, have been depicted, not by chance, by Giovanni Gastel as “photography of solitude”; his visual language therefore is in sharp contrast with the predominant communication in the current digital age.

For more information: Novelli- Palazzo Grillo



Paolo Novelli

Vita Brevis Ars Longa – Portrait n.7, 2002

Gelatin silver print, 30 x 40 cm

© Paolo Novelli & Galleria Massimo Minini

Ombre d’azur, transparence 

until November 3, 2019

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma, 56 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, Monaco – MC

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents a new project by Ettore Spalletti (b. Cappelle sul Tavo, Pescara, 1940), curated by Cristiano Raimondi and specially designed for the premises of the Villa Paloma. Thirty works are on display in seven environments on the three floors of the villa.

Spalletti, Rosa livido, oro, 2012_300dpi dett 1The spaces conceived and created by the artist show all aspects of his work, though not in chronological order, with significant new works alongside historical ones, both from his studio and from important private collections.

For more information: Spalletti – NMNM





Ettore Spalletti, Rosa livido, oro, 2012

color mixture on board, gold leaf, 80 x 80 cm

© Ettore Spalletti & Galleria Massimo Minini



Campo Abierto (Open Field)

until September 29, 2019

The Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida – U.S.A

Domaine_Des_Etangs_052018_photo_Arthur_Pequin_L4A8835_HIC2018-1509-1024x683Grouping works of art from various periods, Campo Abierto (Open Field) explores the formal, social and environmental aspects of landscape that have been present, yet rarely examined, throughout Sheila Hicks’ expansive career.  The exhibition brings together several large-format installations, as well as more intimately-scaled works, that utilize and transform the architecture of The Bass’ upstairs galleries.

For more information: Hicks – Bass Museum

© The Bass Museum of Art


Tra immagine e performance

until December 22, 2019

MAXXI, via Guido Reni 4A,  Roma – IT

CAT, Giosetta Fioroni nel suo studio, Roma, 1975 300dpiThe exhibition features slides, colour photos, vintage prints, correspondence and proofs, documents recounting the complexity of the creative process. In particular, the exhibition investigates the relationship between the photography of Elisabetta Catalano and performance art, presenting portraits of a number of artists including Joseph Beuys, Fabio Mauri, Vettor Pisani and Cesare Tacchi during the preparatory phases of the performative process.

For more information:

Elisabetta Calano. Between photography and performance


Elisabetta Catalano, Giosetta Fioroni nel suo studio, Roma, 1975

Gelatin silver print, 99×70 cm

© Archivio Elisabetta Catalano and Galleria Massimo Minini

Group exhibition: Obiettivi su Burri – Fotografie e fotoritratti di Alberto Burri dal 1954 al 1993

until September 12, 2019

Collezione Burri, Sede Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco – Via Francesco Pierucci snc., Città di Castello – IT

burriThe exhibition “Obiettivi su Burri – Fotografie e fotoritratti di Alberto Burri dal 1954 al 1993” for the first time, makes a comprehensive survey of the major and most assiduous professionals of photography who have portrayed Alberto Burri at different times and circumstances of his life. Among the many professional photographers identified, there are photographic works by A. Amendola, G. Basilico,  G. Colombo, G.Gorgoni.

For more information: Obiettivi su Burri


Gabriele Basilico, Alberto Burri ex seccatoi del tabacco, 1991

Color print, 80×142 cm

© Archivio Gabriele Basilico

Stefano Arienti. Fiori

opening March 26, until June 31, 2019

Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio, Piazza Sant’Eustorgio 3, Milano – IT

The exhibition begins with a series of flowers painted on paper lead the visitor to reflect on the theme of the necropolis and the practice of the cult of the dead, and continues in the basilica of St. Eustorgio; here we can see references to popular decoration, such as carpets dyed black or red. Reinterpretations of works of art such as the “Sunflowers” and “Irises” by Van Gogh, whose backgrounds, covered with gold and silver sheets, recall the continuity between still life painting and icons.

For more information: Arienti – Fiori


Stefano Arienti, Sei fogli astratti , 2012

Tempera and acrylic on paper, 150×100 cm

© Galleria Massimo Minini