Opened on the day of her centenary, the exhibition “Un silenzio e uno Sguardo” (“A Silence and a Gaze”) MANCASPAZIO in Nuoro, Sardinia shows the public a selection of Maria Lai‘s early works. The exhibition curated by Chiara Manca continues in on M77‘s effort to bring to the front a lesser known but astounding production by Lai started with our monographic booth at this year’s edition of Miart, Milan.
This ceramic plate, scratched and then glazed, came back to Sardinia for the very first time in more than half a century for the occasion.

The exhibition continues until October 8 and can be visited every day from Monday to Saturday from 17 to 20

Braco Dimitrijevic’s exhibition has been extended until October 13th

M77 Gallery is pleased to inform that Traveling to Post History, solo show of the artist Braco Dimitrijevic curated by Danilo Eccher, has been extended until Sunday 13 October. The exhibition presents itself as a journey through the main themes of the artist’s production starting with a large site-specific installation, Sailing to Post History, to continue with a series of photographic works and two other installations, among which a wall pice, Balkan Walzer, and Herlads to Post History, already chosen by Germano Celant for the famous Arts and Foods exhibition held on the occasion of Expo Milano at the Milan Triennale in 2015.

Maria Lai’s first centenary

Today we celebrate Maria Lai‘s first centenary. Although she left us in 2013, through her works she lives on. On this very occasion, the MAXXI Museum (Rome), as part of her retrospective, Tenendo per mano il sole, will host a public event  “Giornata Studio” focusing on the complex and fascinating career of the artist through the words of critics and intellectuals.

Man needs to put together the visible and the invisible so he elaborates fairy tales, myths, legends, parties, songs, art

– Maria Lai

M77 at Wopart, Lugano

Opening today Wopart, the international art fair dedicated to works on paper. We will be exhibiting a selection of works by Emilio Isgró, Maria Lai, Avish Khebrehzadeh and Braco Dimitrievic. The fair will be open today until 9pm and from 11am to 7pm on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Come find us a booth B06!

Image: Avish Khebrezedeh, Blue Tank (2018); graphite on Kochi Mashi paper, cm 200×270

Avish Khebrehzadeh among the 10 Iranian artists who’s shaping contemporary art

Mentioned in today’s Artsy editorial on “10 Iranian Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art” our talented Avish Khebrehzadeh! “Avish Khebrehzadeh’s psychologically charged works are imbued with her experiences of migration and living in different countries. Notions of dislocation, suspension, mystery, and estrangement are present in her striking yet melancholic works. Khebrehzadeh harnesses traditional media such as drawing, painting, animation, and film, as well as unconventional approaches like olive oil and resin on paper”. Fresh from a new important acquisition by the Albertina Museum’s prestigious collection, she continues to amaze. Her works are currently available at our WopArt booth and upon request.

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Image: Avish Khebrehzadeh, Maskhara 83 (2013); graphite and felt tip pen on layers of paper, cm 35,5×43

Germano Celant and Emilio Isgrò in dialogue for Corriere della sera

“On closer inspection, erasure is not a reset, but a question to be raised about representation. It is an almost revealing gesture of a dialectic between above and below, outside and inside, word and image”. Speaking is Germano Celant, curator of Emilio Isgró, an anthologic exhibition of the artist opening September 13th at Fondazione Cini in Venice. The quote is from a insightful dialogue between the two published today on Corriere della sera.

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Image: Emilio Isgró, Una pagina di Moby Dick cancellata (2019)

Emilio Isgrò at the Cini Foundation

On September 13th, Emilio Isgrò, an anthological exhibition curated by Germano Celant will be inaugurated at the Cini Foundation in Venice. The exhibition is structured as a journey through his prolific artistic production focused on the complex nature of language. Isgrò continues this investigation by devoting himself to the cancellation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, highlighting extinct words and hidden messages. The text will flow on the walls in an immersive installation and will contain within it – as in the belly of a whale – a rich selection of artworks: from the first erasures of books dated 1964, up to the most recent ones of the Ottoman Codes.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until November 24th and will be accompanied by a catalog published by the Treccani publishing house.


Arte’s September cover dedicated to Emilio Isgrò’s upcoming exhibition at Fondazione Cini

Emilio Isgró, “the painter who erases”, on the cover of Arte’s September issue dedicated to the artist’s upcoming anthologic exhibition at Fondazione Cini in Venice curated by Germano Celant. “The erased Moby Dick is a ‘cangaroo’ artwork. I like to think about it as the pouch where I keep more than half a century of erasures […]”.

Image: Emilio Isgró, Il Viaggio delle Parole (2018); acrylic on canvas, cm 253×187,5