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The gallery will be closed for mounting from May 9 to May 20, 2016. We will open saturday 21 May, at 11:30 a.m., for the opening of the exhibitions: Il Corpo della Città - Vincenzo Castella, Persepoli - Gabriele Basilico (curated by Giovanna Calvenzi) and Isolated Systems - Esther Mathis.

In 2011 Vincenzo Castella and Hema Upadhyay met during an exhibition and were able to discuss their respective works: large cities observed through Castella’s anthropological eye, and Indian megacities coagulated in the social observations of Upadhyay as seen in her large installations about multi-ethnic slums.
The affinity between the two artists was such that the natural conclusion of their conversation was the promise to share an exhibition in which the idea of cities was to be examined. The project could not be completed due to Hema Upadhyay’s sudden passing away, but Vincenzo Castella wanted to fulfil his promise and to pay tribute to Hema by creating a show next to the Indian artist’s large-scale work Where the bees suck, there suck I...: it can be seen in the rooms of Studio la Città until 18 June.
It was in this way that Il Corpo Della Città, was born, the result of the promise that was made and has now been honoured: a back-to-back exhibition of works by two artists, works that question and observe each other close-up.
May 21 - September, 2016 | Studio la Città, Verona

On Saturday May 21 Studio la Città will be opening its first solo-show by the Swiss artist Esther Mathis, and will present two site-specific installations made for two different rooms of the gallery: Isolated Systems Vol. 1 and 2. The artist, whose starting points for her works are various basic scientific axioms - such as, for example, the concepts of the reflection and refraction of light, electrical conductivity, or entropy -, in fact digs far deeper in order to inquire into the relationships between humanity and nature, chaos and rules, to create genuine miniature worlds.
May 21 - June 18, 2016 | Studio la Città, Verona

In 1970, towards the end of a car journey of almost ten thousand kilometers, Gabriele Basilico and some friends arrived in Persepolis. They arrived by night, slept in the car, and the following morning they found themselves in front of one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites that they had ever seen, one that Terence Ward, in his book “Searching for Hassan”, described in this way: “Giant hand-cut stones rivaled the work of Inca master builders. Where Epidaurus is poetic, Persepolis is audacious, a daring feat of levitation, raising man above nature”. Basilico was then still a student of architecture and, during the journey across Yugoslavia, Turkey, and Iran, he photographed images that mainly tell of his meetings, the people, and only marginally of architecture. Persepolis, which was preparing to celebrate the 2,500 years of the existence of the Persian kingdom, was humming with works directed by a group of Italian scholars from ISMEO, the Italian institute for the Far East. Basilico and his friends were treated with great hospitality and were able to watch the rehearsals for an extraordinary son et lumière performance. His photos of Persepolis recount his feelings in front of buildings that conserved intact the evolution of history, but they also inquire into the architectural construction of the city, and the relationship between the remains of the various buildings. Yet again “Basilico before Basilico”, someone who was able to grasp and transmit the fascination of an ancient city.
May 21 - June 18, 2016 | Studio la Città, Verona

Michael Najjar is one of the protagonists of the exhibition unsettling green - focussing on a color which opens on 22 May, at 11:30 a.m., at Marta Museum Herford (Germany).
What happens when we see green – instead of, for example, red? In this first exhibition on a “disturbing” colour, its topicality, its contemporary functions and meanings are at the centre of an extremely exciting presentation. Different aspects and interconnections are presented in painting, installations and video, giving rise to a lively panorama of the contemporary relevance or a colour which is as everyday as it is irritating.
May 23 – August 14, 2016 | Marta Museum Herford, Herford

On Friday 3 June at 6:00 p.m. opens the exhibition Capri B&B - Behind and Beyond with works of Raffaela Mariniello and Eugenio Tibaldi and curated by Adriana Rispoli. The exhibition takes place in the beautiful framework of the Certosa di San Giacomo.
Raffaela Mariniello (Naples 1962) and Eugenio Tibaldi (Alba 1977) are artists who don’t belong to the same generation, nor did they grow up in the same city; they also both depart from esthetics which are quite different. However their work has the same kind of starting-point and their research shows affinity, such as the fascination for the peripheries, the attention for the microcosmoses and an idea of beauty that overturns every common feeling.
June 4 - July 24, 2016 | Certosa di San Giacomo - Quarto del Priore, Capri

Un racconto in sei stanze (A story in six rooms) is the title of the exhibition, curated by Angela Madesani, where some artworks by otto artisti (Subodh Gupta, Herbert Hamak, Jacob Hashimoto, Riyas Komu, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Roberto Pugliese and Hema Upadhyay) will be show. This is the second time that the sixteenth century rooms of Palazzo Barbò have presented "stories" by gallery owners. The gallery proprietor, Hélène de Franchis, who over the years has organised many shows in museums and other public spaces, and who has taken part, among the first in Italy, in numerous international art fairs, explains her intervention in this fascinating Renaissance building: "There are artists with whom I have worked for many years and others I have worked with for fewer. But their works all interest me and, for various reasons, also define the story of the gallery. For this show I decided to put large-scale installations here because there would have had no sense to place small works in it: they would have disappeared in the space. And, as the title says, this is a racconto, a story. The story of certain of my choices, of my taste, which is far removed from fashions."
May 16 - July 17, 2016 | Palazzo Barbò, Torre Pallavicina (Bergamo)





On Saturday May 21 will open the exhibition titled Foreignness [Estericità], a curatorial, multidisciplinary, two-year project, developed by the artistic director Franco Marinotti in the new La Fabbrica del Cioccolato Foundation (Switzerland) and it aims at protecting and maintaining the architectural and archaeological heritage of the former industrial complex Cima Norma, established in Torre-Dangio village at the beginning of 20th century. On this occasion, Anna Galtarossa, shows her artwork Kamchatka’16 it is a journey through the fantasy of imagination. It is a single, large work that alternates dreams with reality by moving the viewers through a world that is as visionary as it is real.
The whole façade of the factory will be covered by the ephemeral architecture of Paper Building by Daniel González.
May 21 - August 1, 2016 | Kamchakta ’16 - Anna Galtarossa | La Fabbrica del Cioccolato Foundation – Switzerland
May 21 - September 30, 2016 | Paper Building di Daniel González | La Fabbrica del Cioccolato Foundation – Switzerland


The exhibition Tribute to Hema Upadhyay - Where the bees suck, there suck I in which a selection of photos by Michele Alberto Sereni - titled Hema, la principessa indiana - tell the work of the artist recently died, is extended until June 18, 2016. In fact, dominating the gallery’s main room will be one of her most representative works: Where the bees suck, there suck I, the great bucket above a myriad of tiny, multi-coloured shacks, exhibited at the Rome MACRO in 2008; Studio la Città and the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, in 2010; and the Tennis Museum, Helsinki, in 2011.
until June 18, 2016 | Studio La Città, Verona

Nick Cave is on of the protagonists of the exhibition Tra Arte e Moda (Across Art and Fashion), promoted and organized by Fondazione Ferragamo and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, which open on 18th May 2016 and reflects the complex relationship between art and style.
May 19, 2016 – April 7, 2017 | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo (Florence)

On Friday May 6 will open the exhibition Dalla via Emilia al mondo (From the via Emilia to the World): room after room, the work ranges from high quality photojournalism to the most creative approach introducing topical themes, from a lyrical gaze to a more engaged position. The artists tackle the dramatic aspect of borders, those which are marked and those less visible but still evident. Here, the social, political, and human themes take precedence, recounted primarily by non-Italian artists as Michael Najjar, who will show some of his artworks from the outer space serie. For more information click here
May 9 – July 10, 2016 | Palazzo da Mosto, via Mari 7, Reggio Emilia










Now on sale the photo album of the exhibition Jacob Hashimoto - Never Comes Tomorrow. You can also consult the list of the last album produced on our exhibitions (Gabriele Basilico - Iran 1970: Basilico prima di Basilico, Eelco Brand - Animatio, iononrappresentonullaiodipingo, Carlo Battaglia - mare..., Il tesoro misterioso di Herbert Hamak ecc.) and buy them by clicking HERE












Roberto Pugliese is one of the winners of the Artistic Award given by the Fondazione VAF on April 13 on the occasion of the exhibition specially organized at the MACRO Testaccio in Rome. The reason behind this prize, awarded by a German foundation to young Italian artists under 40, is to establish a dialogue that goes beyond the boundaries of the two countries and, at the same time, to compare the different artistic positions of the two nations. Pugliese has participated with several works reflecting his art production and his research in the music field, including: Critici ostinati ritmici (2010) and Quintetto (2016).
Premio Fondazione VAF | until May 29, 2016 | MACRO Testaccio, Roma

Also IL - Ideas and Lifestyle Sole 24 ORE speaks about the solo exhibition of Jacob Hashimoto titled Never Comes Tomorrow. You could visit the exhibition, in via Pestalozzi 4 in Milan, until May 15, 2016. Happy reading!

Opens on May 12, at 6:30 pm, the exhibition A conversation about ceramics: Lucio Fontana, Caroline Achaintre and Ivan Seal where will be exposed some artworks by Lucio Fontana. The ceramics of the famous artist will dialogue with the artworks of two young contemporary artists who, through different techniques, showing how today this ancient material has become an amazing vehicle for new trials.
May 12 – July 29, 2016 | Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan










A wonderful article, published in TIME, regarding Michael Najjar and its growth in the arts: from the studies at the Berlin Academy began in 1980 up to the experience of aerospace training undertaken in 2012 at Star City (Russia). Enjoy the reading! Find the article at this link.

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Michale Najjar was invited to participates in the exhibition DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space with his aclaimed series netropolis (2003 - 2006), curated by Wilfried Wang. The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.
12 March - 29 May | Academy of Arts Berlin | Berlin
Saturday March 5, 2016, at 11:30 am, will open the exhibition Tribute to Hema Upadhyay - "Where the bees suck, there suck I" in which a selection of photos by Michele Alberto Sereni - titled Hema, la principessa indiana - tell the work of the artist recently died. In fact, dominating the gallery’s main room will be one of her most representative works: Where the bees suck, there suck I, the great bucket above a myriad of tiny, multi-coloured shacks, exhibited at the Rome MACRO in 2008; Studio la Città and the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, in 2010; and the Tennis Museum, Helsinki, in 2011.

Now on sale the brochure of the exhibition Gabriele Basilico, Iran 1970- Basilico prima di Basilico. You can also consult the list of the last catalogue or brochure produced on our exhibitions (Carlo Battaglia - mare..., Jacob Hashimoto 16.05.2015) and buy them by clicking HERE













It will be possible to enjoy the works of Jacob Hashimoto in the show Artificial Realities, organised in the rooms of the Courtauld Institute of Art by the committee of the East Wing Biennial. The exhibition will lead visitors through the rooms of this prestigious institute, and the works of art will mark out a pathway from reality to illusion, and will explore the ambiguous boundaries between the two.
Until 30 June 2016 | The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House | LONDON

The work by Hema Upadhyay: Build me a nest, so I can rest will be exhibited as part of the exhibition Megacities Asia, organised by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 3 April 2016.
3 APRIL - 17 JULY 2016 | Boston Museum of Fine Arts | U.S.A.

Giulio Paolini's work Quam Raptim ad Sublimia will be seen in the show Imagine. Nuove immagini nell’arte italiana 1960-1969, from 13 April to 19 September at the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation in Venice. This exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, intends to trace a first ideal map of the art research that characterised the 1960s and that used a new idea of figuration and images.
23 APRIL - 19 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Peggy Guggenheim Collection | VENICE

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