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#MAZZOLENIDIARY online on Artsy

MAZZOLENI has introduced a new online initiative: #MAZZOLENIDIARY, an ongoing online exhibition on Artsy and on the gallery’s Social Media platforms.

For the next ten weeks (until June 7, 2020), the online experience comprises three works which will be published each week on Artsy. Alongside the online exhibition, the work will also be posted on Mazzoleni’s Instagram and Facebook feeds with a quote by the individual artist.

#MAZZOLENIDIARY will also be accompanied by interviews, videos of the artist’s solo exhibitions, museum exhibitions, and historical documentation from the Mazzoleni archive. Inspired by the exhibition and book, MAZZOLENI 1986-2016: 30 Years of Art 30 Italian Artists, 2016, curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone, the online experience presents 30 different works from the Mazzoleni collection by 30 major Italian artists.

Tracing a path from the early 20th century, through Post-War movements, to the present, #MAZZOLENIDIARY introduces works by some of the most significant Italian artists from historical avant-garde movements.

They include one of the undisputed masters of Futurism, Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), who is represented by an oil on canvas, Linee forze di paesaggio + volo di rondini, created between 1923-1930; a painting by the father of Metaphysical Painting, Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), as well as an oil on canvas, Chevaucher marine, 1929 by de Chirico’s polymath brother, Alberto Savinio (1891-1952).

Displayed alongside them are exemplary works from important artists of the Post-War period: various generations of artists that the legacy of Modern Italian art helped to create.

This includes, for example, Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Alberto Burri (1915-1995), Enrico Baj (1924-2003), who is defined by Femme au diapason, 1960, an oil, collage and mixed media on board, Piero Manzoni (1933-1963), Salvo (1947-2015), Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) whose harmonious sculpture is represented by Untitled, 1976, a work delicately wrought in brass.

Moreover, a sculpture by Nunzio, (b.1954), whose use of combustion in his practice follows the legacy of Alberto Burri, and a recent painting by Gianfranco Zappettini (b.1939), co-founder of Analytical Painting, brings the viewer to date.

#MAZZOLENIDIARY also highlights works from the key figures of gestural abstraction, Georges Mathieu, (1921-2012), Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) and Hans Hartung, (1904 -1989) who played a pivotal role at the artistic centre of Tachisme and European Art Informel.

Optical art is represented by pioneering Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), with a colourful oil on canvas, Vonal-Fèny, 1975, while Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945), a major leader of Conceptual art is defined by a neon work that reflects his research in the role of language.