“Galleria Continua”

Shanghai: 84 international galleries to show at ART021

ART021 – otherwise known as the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair – will be launching its 4th edition from 10 to 13 November at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Eighty-four international galleries will be taking part, including the David Zwirner Gallery, which will be joining the event for the first time. The fair’s largest section, “Main Galleries”, has drawn 64 exhibitors specialised in 21st century art, including 15 new galleries. Among them: Massimo De Carlo, Galleria Continua, De Sarthe Gallery, Gallery Exit, Gagosian and Hauser &...

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First exhibition on Serse in China

The Galleria Continua in Beijing will be hosting, until 21 February, the first exhibition dedicated to the artist Serse in China: “As far as the eye can see”. For nearly 25 years, Serse has developed a practice of drawing largely inspired by Chinese art. He does not hide his admiration for Chih Weng (Jikio), a Chinese monk and painter who lived during the Song dynasty (1127–1279). In his meticulous and technical approach, the artist declares himself as endeavouring to “reinvent drawing” Serse, born in San Polo di Piave (Italy) in 1952, lives and works in Trieste. He teaches painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in...

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Hiroshi Sugimoto at Galleria Continua

Until 31 January, Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, is to host an exhibition of the work of the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an internationally renowned contemporary photographer. Galleria Continua is currently displaying some previously unseen photographs from his Theaters series, including Cinema Teatro Nuovo (2014), which is a photograph of the former cinema-theatre in San Gimignano where the gallery is based. The first photographs in this series date from 1978, and feature pictures of the interior of 20s and 30s American theatres that have been converted into cinemas. Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto now lives and works in New York. His work thematises many subjects, including the relationship between humans and time, nature, life, art, science and religion, and creates an interesting fusion between Eastern and Western philosophies and cultures. Sugimoto has had his work exhibited in many museums around the world, and his works are also held at the following institutions: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; MACBA, Barcelona; and Tate Gallery,...

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Sabrina Mezzaqui at Galleria Continua

Until 31 January, the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, is hosting an exhibition of the work of Sabrina Mezzaqui, entitled “La saggezza della neve”. Born in Bologna in 1964, Sabrina Mezzaqui has had her work displayed in many exhibitions around Italy and around the world. The artist’s work places a special emphasis on paper. “It is a material that we handle all the time (tickets, receipts, newspapers), and often we forget that actually it is very precious…using paper has an ambivalent meaning: it is a very fragile, precarious material, yet when handling it, I savour its versatility, force and flexibility… Paper also has a symbolic value… a powerful sacrality. At the beginning it was the depository of the sacred texts. Even in the West the first printed book was the Bible…,” she told Galleria Continua. The artwork entitled Il mantello della Regina delle Nevi, which was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, is to be presented in the gallery’s tower...

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Ornaghi & Prestinari at San Gimignano’s Galleria Continua

San Gimignano (Italy), 6 March 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). Until 17 May, Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, is presenting the work of the Italian duo Ornaghi & Prestinari. Their “Familiare” project includes four previously unseen works, created especially for this gallery show. Ornaghi & Prestinari’s work achieves a duality between the opposing ideas of thought and action and concept and manual activity. Despite frequent disagreements betweent the two artists, their desire to continue to work together always prevails, and is a fundamental part of their output. Works on show at the gallery are the product of objects’ transformation and mutation from their original forms. The pair work with everyday materials, including wool, wood, steel, silver and copper. Valentina Ornaghi (b. 1986) and Claudio Prestinari (b. 1984) both come from Milan, where they studied Industrial Design and Architecture respectively at the Politecnico di Milano....

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