M77 Gallery is pleased to announce the event About Maria Lai, an occasion for reflection on the great Sardinian artist who died in 2013, which will be held at the gallery on September 28th from 7pm.

On this occasion the book Maria Lai. Art and relation (Ilisso, 2017) by Elena Pontiggia will be presented. In the book the author retraces the areas and lines along which the artist’s research has developed, through the study of unpublished materials. Elena Pontiggia and Maria Sofia Pisu, nephew of the artist and president of the Maria Lai Archive, will meet at the meeting, in conversation with Cloe Piccoli, art critic, curator and lecturer at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.

For the appointment, a selection of works will be set up in the spaces of M77 Gallery and will remain open to the public from Friday 28 September to Saturday 13 October 2018.

Luca Pignatelli among the 12 Italian artists in Artprice’s Top500 Contemporary

M77 Gallery is pleased to report the presence of Luca Pignatelli among the twelve Italians in Artprice’s Top500 Contemporary.

The research carried out by the well-known world leader in information on the art market analyzes the segment of artists born after 1945 with the highest growth at a global level. According to Paolo Manazza, author of the relating article published on the latest issue of Il Corriere della Sera’s “Economia” insert: “a look at the latest Contemporary auctions in London last June helps to better understand the current trends. Over thirty Italians passed under the hammer of Sotheby’s and Christie’s. The analysis of some of the artists born before 1945 helps us understand how their market is also internationalizing».

Thus, for Luca Pignatelli, already part of both Italian and international important private and public collections, and the other “magnificent twelve” featured in the prestigious list, there are great premises for a future of growth ahead.


Source: Artprice

Emilio Isgrò at ArtBasel

Sanlorenzo partner of Art Basel in Basel 2018 confirms its special bond with the art world presenting at the prestigious art fair an installation which pays tribute to the artist Emilio Isgrò, designed by Piero Lissoni, art director of the prestigious brand.
The suggestive installation set up inside the Collectors Lounge is an ethereal space, almost suspended, whose perimeter is marked by Isgrò’s erasures reproduced on the walls. A sea of lines, signs and words through which the models of Sanlorenzo superyachts, displayed inside glass cases, seem to navigate around the artist’s artwork I viaggi della mente exhibited at the center of the installation.

SCOPE Basel 2018 | Booth B05

The twelfth edition of SCOPE Basel 2018 just opened its doors! M77 Gallery is pleased to be presenting a selection of works by the artists Agostino Iacurci and Ieva Petersone. The fair will be open to the public from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 17 June 2018, at Webergasse 34, Basel. Come visit us!

“Other world”, Odili Donald Odita at Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town

On May 22nd Odili Donald Odita’s exhibition “Other world” will open at Stevenson Gallery (Cape Town).
After the success of his personal exhibition “Event Horizon” in 2011, the upcoming exhibition will feature a new body of work.
The exhibition will be open to the public from May 22nd to June 30th 2018.

“Back to Nature?”, Flavio de Marco a Salon Berlin | Museum Frieder Burda

Flavio de Marco is one of the protagonists of the exhibition “Back to Nature?” at Salon Berlin, Museum Frieder Burda’s new exhibition and project space.
With “Mimesis.05”, the painter Flavio de Marco once again takes us on a journey through landscapes of a digitized world in which our perception is characterized by omnipresent screens, filters and stereotyped images.
The exhibition will be open to the public until August 18th 2018.

Marco Petrus acquired by Intesa Sanpaolo Archivi Collection

The masterful piece “M21” by Marco Petrus becomes part of Intesa Sanpaolo Archivi Collection. This work was protagonist of Marco Petrus’ recent solo show “Matrici” in beautiful Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano (Naples). The pictorial cycle, of which the recently acquired work is part of, is devoted to one of the most emblematic and symbolic places of the city: Le Vele di Scampia.

“Urpflanze”, Giovanni Frangi at Villa Carlotta

The relationship between man and nature is always been at the core of Giovanni Frangi’s artistic producion. This theme will take center stage in his exhibition “Urpflanze” opening today, March 24th at Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo (Como).
“Urpflanze” is the “original plant” according to Goethe, the one from which all others derive. Frangi’s artworks, realized for this very occasion, will be in dialogue with the Villa’s rooms and its magnificent park. The perfect way to welcome Spring!
The exhibition will be open to the public until June 17th 2018.

M77 Gallery su Sette, Il Corriere della Sera

Thank you Francesca Pini for the amazing article published today in the latest issue of il Corriere della Sera’s “7” magazine featuring an interview with our director Giuseppe Lezzi. Who is buying art today? Such an interesting read on art collecting and new trends in the global contemporary art market!

Read the full article here

“Chiara Dynys” Monograph Presentation at La Triennale di Milano

M77 Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of the monograph “Chiara Dynys”, which will be held at 6 p.m. on November 27th, at the Saletta LAB in the Triennale Museum, Milan.

On this occasion, the volume’s curator, Giorgio Verzotti, will moderate a conversation centered on the multifaceted practice of the artist with the intervention of Giacomo Agosti, Umberto Allemandi, Fiorella Minervino and Annalisa Zanni.

The monograph illustrates the activity of Chiara Dynys who, from the beginnings in the early 1990s, has acted on two main strands, both of which are due to a single attitude towards reality: to identify and sense in the world and in forms the presence of anomaly, of variant, of that “threshold” that allows the mind to move from human reality and history to an almost metaphysical scenario.

“I Multipli Secondo Isgró” at Triennale Museum in Milan

The Triennale dedicates a day to Emilio Isgrò on the occasion of the opening of “I Multipli Secondo Isgró” (“Multiples According to ISgrò), an exhibition dedicated to multiple artworks by Isgrò produced by Editalia with a view to civil and democratic art. This theme, dear to Emilio Isgrò, is at the basis of all the artworks presented in the exhibition and, from the premise of the multiple, the democratic work par excellence, allows through its multiplication to divulge his art and his message. The multiple according to Isgrò is not a repeated artwork for it always comes with a great autonomy which preserves the effect and the craftsmanship of the artifact.
On November 18th form 10.30 am a series of events and presentations about the artist and his work will be held at the Museum’s headquarters in Viale Alemagna 6, Milan.

Chiara Dynys’ show “Insidious Beauty” opens in Miami

On November 3rd Chiara Dynys’ exhibition “Insidious Beauty” will open at Valli Art Gallery in Miami. The solo show, curated by Giorgio Verzotti, focuses, as the title itself reveals, on a topic close to everyone and particularly to the artist, beauty. Certainly, a “classic” beauty, which brings harmony as its gift is no longer conceivable in a world so tragically disarming. Our contemporary awareness makes us think that the peaceful, cathartic harmony that the “beautiful” promises has long been revealed as a mystification: beauty so conceived serves but to hide the contradictions of the real world. It is no coincidence that from the historical avant-gardes onwards artists refuse to elaborate on the topic of beauty. Or, when they do, it is to reveal what is hidden behind it, and that’s the case with Chiara Dynys. Her works, so well-realized, are also thematically insidious because they do not hide, they reveal this very contradiction.
The exhibition will be open to the public from November 3rd to December 31st 2017.

Gateway, a new installation by Odili Donald Odita at Newark Museum

Odili Donald Odita’s newest mural installation is currently being installed at the Eweson Lobby of Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey and will soon be opened to the public. The installation is made up of eight colorful monumental panels in the artist’s unmistakable geometric style. 

“Guarda Lontano – Look Afar” by Chiara Dynys at the 7th Moscow Biennale

Filtered through enigmatic crystal balls or iridescent and colorful like the aurora borealis, light is the undisputed protagonist linking together Chiara Dynys’ two installations for the VII Moscow Biennale. The exhibition “Guarda Lontano – Look Afar” opens September 19th!

Robert Fekete – Disruptive Imagination (Paintings from Robert Runtàk’s Collection)

After the great success in Ostava, “Distruptive Imagination”, the collective exhibition that has the painter Robert Fekete among its protagonists, reopens its doors on August 8th in a new home. The exhibition curated by Jane Neal will be hosted by Ferenczy Múzeumi Centrum – MűvészetMalom in Szentendre, Hungary.

Marco Petrus at Gallerie d’Italia Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples

It is with great pleasure that M77 announces the exhibition “Marco Petrus. Matrici” curated by Michele Bonuomo opening on June 24th, at Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano in Naples. The artist’s exhibition project, realized in collaboration with Le Gallerie d’Italia and with the patronage of the Fondazione Donnaregina for Contemporary Arts and of Museo Madre is articulated in twenty-five large paintings devoted to one of the most emblematic and symbolic places of the city : Le Vele di Scampia. The show’s catalog, available upon request, is edited by Marsilio Editori and contains texts by Michele Bonuomo, Mario Martone and Andrea Viliani.

M77 presents the volume LUCA PIGNATELLI WORKS ON PAPER

M77 Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of the book “Luca Pignatelli Works on Paper” curated by Danilo Eccher and published by Skira Editore. In the presentation event that will be held on Thursday 27th April 2017 at 18.30 in the beautiful Fondazione Piero Portaluppi both the artist and the curator will be present, introduced by Elena Lydia Scipioni.



Alessandro Papetti, “Paesagginterni” at MARCA, Catanzaro

From April 8th to June 10th 2017, the MARCA – Museum of the Arts of Catanzaro, directed by Rocco Guglielmo, hosts the exhibition Paesagginterni which documents the latest artistic developments of Alessandro Papetti (Milan, 1958), one of the most interesting voices of Italian figurative painting.

The exhibition, curated by Marco Bazzini, presents 50 works, mainly oils on canvas and mixed techniques on paper including, for the first time, the cycle of landscapes. As the title also testifies, it represents a further link in that endless research where the words landscape and interior are linked to form a neologism which unites what are considered to be two very distinct pictorial genres. In fact, Papetti’s last canvases open towards horizons of a naturalistic flavor, even if their subjects are more mental-scapes than natural places and overall originate in the need to get out of the physical boundaries and the perimeter that characterizes painted environments. The Catanzaro exhibition also marks the debut of Papetti in the field of plastic art; for the first time, a bronze sculpture of a female nude will be exhibited in dialogue with a canvas depicting the same subject.

Arte Fiera 2017

Odili Donald Odita, Time Machine, 2016, Acrylic latex on laminate panel, 244 x 122 cm

M77 Gallery is pleased to announce its partecipation at Arte Fiera 2017

January 27 – 30, 2017

Preview Thursday January 26, 2017


Pavilion 26 Booth B86

Viale della Fiera, 20

40127 Bologna

Entrance: Ovest Costituzione

Robert Fekete – NARUŠENÁ IMAGINACE / DISRUPTIVE IMAGINATION. Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls

Opening January 24, 2017  5 pm

House of Fine Arts Dum Umeni, Ostrava

Jurečkova 1750/9, 702 00 Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz, Czech republic

Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls is the first public exhibition focused solely on the international part of Robert Runtak’s collection. Curated by Jane Neal, the exhibition endeavours to present common themes which occur within the body of work that Runtak has been inspired to collect. Notwithstanding this, the show seeks to highlight two very particular threads which weave together throughout the exhibition: an acute awareness of the individual amidst the changing nature of contempo-rary society, and a uniquely artistic understanding and appreciation of the power of the human spirit. It is these threads which hold the essence of the works in the collection and reveal the collector’s own personal relationship to art and to its standing within society today. We live in a time of great change and political upheaval throughout the world. The artists of this exhibition include Radu Baies (1988), Tilo Baumgartel (1972), Giampaolo Bertozzi (1957), Norbert Bisky (1970), Zsolt Bodoni (1975), Alin Bozbiciu (1989), Cornel Brudascu (1937), Jonas Burgert (1969), Stefano Dal Monte Casoni (1961), Dinos Chapman (1962), Jake Chapman (1966), Kis Roka Csaba (1981), Martin Eder (1968), Tim Eitel (1971), Oana Farcas (1981), Robert Fekete (1987), Michael Kunze (1961), Haruko Maeda (1983), Marin Majic (1979), Justin Mortimer (1970), Leopold Rabus (1977), Daniel Richter (1962), Serban Savu (1978), George Shaw (1966), Mircea Suciu (1978), Attila Szucs (1967), Alexander Tinei (1967), Szabolcs Veres (1983), Caroline Walker (1982), Jonathan Wateridge (1972), Craig Wylie (1973).

Robert Fekete @ THE WANDERERS: Contemporary Painting from Cluj

Opening January 11, 2017  6- 8 pm

Richard Taittinger Gallery

154 Ludlow Street

New York, NY 10002

For more than a decade, Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania, has been a thriving Contemporary art center for Romania and the international art world. This trend’s inception was founded upon a call for change on behalf of the representation of a group of painters, a group that has since been identified as the “Cluj School.” These young artists dared to assume a different artistic paradigm; one that combined the conceptual art trends of the West with traditional figurative painting. The artists of this exhibition include Robert Fekete (1987), Cornel Brudașcu (1937), Ioan Sbârciu (1948), Victor Răcătău (1967), Aurelian Piroșcă (1973), Marius Bercea (1979), Oana Fărcaș (1981), Alin Bozbiciu (1989) and Sergiu Toma (1987).

SCOPE Miami Beach 2016

11:00 – 20:00

Chiara Dynys, Accampamento dei fiori, 2015, Cast Methacrylate, 40x60x40 cm

Ieva Petersone, Chromatic series, 2016, Oil on canvas, 60×90 cm

M77 Gallery is pleased to announce its partecipation at SCOPE Miami Beach 2016

November 29 – December 4, 2016


Stand C05

SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion

801 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach, Florida


Emilio Isgrò and Anselm Kiefer – Alfabeti Sommersi

Alfabeti Sommersi (Submerged Alphabets) 

Emilio Isgrò and Anselm Kiefer at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

November 1st to November 13th, 2016

Curated by Marco Bazzini and Sergio Risaliti

Alfabeti Sommersi, the contemporary art exhibition brought to life thanks to the works of two major artists: Emilio Isgrò e Anselm Kiefer. The exhibit, on display in the Sala d’Arme in Palazzo Vecchio, retraces the reflections and the history of the 1966 flood in Florence. The show will be open from November 1st to November 13th, from 11am to 7pm. The submerged city, the destroyed workshops, the books immersed in the mud: the exhibition addresses a “path” fifty-years long that, for the 50th anniversary of the flood, Palazzo Vecchio will introduce to the public.

Isgrò – Palazzo Reale

Milan celebrates Emilio Isgrò with a large-scale retrospective of his work. As a conceptual artist and painter, but also a poet, writer, dramatist and theatre director, Isgrò has become one of the best-known names in Italian art at international level. Through his ‘erasure’ of texts from encyclopaedias, manuscripts, books, maps and films, he has reinterpreted the written word, transforming it into a visual language.

Luca Pignatelli – “Migranti” at Galleria degli Uffizi

Monday, September 28, in the classroom of the former Church of St. Peter Scheraggio took place the ceremony of donation to the Uffizi Gallery of the self portrait of Luca Pignatelli, entitledMithridates, King of Pontus. In addition to the artist, this was the Director of the Gallery,Antonio Natali.

On this occasion it was inaugurated the exhibition entitled Migrants, including the self-portrait and eight other works on wood (made in mixed technique on board by the same artist from Milan) in the fireplace room adjacent to the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi(Piano nobile). Accompanied by the exhibition catalog with texts by Natali and Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, the exhibition will continue until 8 November 2015 with admission included in the ticket price of the Gallery of Uffizi.

Chiara Dynys – Bread to world. Museum Carlo Bilotti, Rome

Museo Carlo Bilotti (Rome)
from may 14 until june 28, 2015
Chiara Dynys. Pane Al Mondo – Bread to world

As the title suggests, art becomes the tool through which the artist conveys his personal point of view on the proposed theme for the Italian Expo, feeding the planet and energy for life. The projects on display are metaphorically explored concepts extended tonourishment and life. They represent a further development of that which is the essential figure of the artistic research of Chiara Dynys focused on the cognitive process and relationshipsthat they exist between the exhibition space, the work and its audience. The exhibition is composed of several parts placed in the most visibleparts of the Museum. Thanks to this rapport with teh audience, the artworks come to life hence the trasformation begins.

Collezione Consolandi

M77 Gallery presented an exhibition preview of Collezione Consolandi (Consolandi Collection). The opening featured presentation of the book “L’arte cambia la vita. Sette storie esemplari di imprenditori e professionisti, collezionisti per passione”  by Francesco Poli and published by Il Sole 24 Ore Cultura with the support of DLArte. Speakers included Claudia Consolandi, Giovanna Forlanelli Rovati, Michele Bonuomo and Gillo Dorfles. The book presentation provides the opportunity to discuss the profession of the art collector in the Twentieth century via a series of legendary figures of last century’s history of art who managed to foresee the rapid market changes and to adore the artists who embodied the essence of it all – from Jucker to Jesi and from Panza di Biumo to Giorgio Franchetti. Besides Claudia Consolandi, daughter of notary public Paolo Consolandi, Giovanna Forlanelli Rovati will also speak about the Rottapharm/Madaus company collection.