TALK: Maria Lai

The result of the collaboration between M77 Gallery and 5 Continents Editions on Tuesday 3 December 2019 two appointments dedicated to Maria Lai will take place in Milan.

The first meeting will take place from 10.30 to 12.00 at the former Great Hall of the Brera Academy. Here Elena Pontiggia, art historian, will have the opportunity to dialogue with Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, director of MAXXI Arte, Luigia Lonardelli, MAXXI curator, Francesca Alfano Miglietti, art historian and with Maria Sofia Pisu, president of the Maria Lai Foundation.

The second event will be a talk hosted by M77 Gallery at 7.00 pm moderated by Massimo Torrigiani. The evening will see the intervention of Elena Pontiggia, Maria Sofia Pisu, Giorgio Dettori, friend of the artist and her trusted photographer, and Walter Baldi, collector. For the occasion, the gallery will present to the public an unpublished work by Maria Lai, recently acquired by the Archive.

A key element of this multi-item comparison will be the role of the Sardinian artist in the Italian and international scene, critical fortune and the opportunities that are taking shape thanks to the more precise knowledge of Maria Lai and her work, to which they contributed to give great visibility to the exhibitions organized in his honor in recent years: think of the presence at the 57th Venice Art Biennale (2017), Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), at the Maria Lai exhibition. The thread and the infinity at Palazzo Pitti, Florence (2018) and, finally, at the great retrospective still underway at the MAXXI in Rome, Maria Lai. Holding the sun by the hand (19 June 2019 – 12 January 2020).

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Emilio Isgrò’s new book

On the occasion of Emilio Isgrò‘s solo show at Fondazione Cini, Treccani Arte published the most complete monography of the artist to date, curated – just like the exhibition itself – by Germano Celant.
The volume documents the artist’s career from 1962 to this day, opening with a conversation between Celant and Isgró held in July 2019. The publication is enriched by a refined selection of images from the artist’s archive and an unedited contribution, the erasure of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick“.

The exhibition will be on view from until November 24th!