From November 7, 2015 to January 10, 2016, Fondazione Prada in Milan presents an anthological exhibition devoted to Gianni Piacentino (Turin, 1945). Curated by Germano Celant, the solo show is hosted on two levels of the Podium – the building at the centre of the Fondazione’s architectural compound – and comprises more than 90 works, retracing Piacentino’s artistic path in anti-chronological order, starting from his most recent works from 2015 and working its way backwards to those from 1965.
Piacentino’s research began in an artistic and cultural background characterized by an increasing detachment from the subjectivism which had animated Action Painting and Informalism, as well as by the development of a new visual language mixing the attention to pop and consumer imagery and the appreciation for both geometrical and primary forms. His work, however, did not embrace either of the dominant tendencies of those times – Pop art and Minimal art – but, according to the original reading of his work provided in this exhibition, generated a dialectic process between the two.
On view: November 7, 2015 – January 10, 2016
From 7 November 2015 to 31 March 2016:
Sun – Thu, 11 am – 7 pm
Fri – Sat, 11 am – 10 pm
Largo Isarco 2
Photos Credits: Arina Skobelina