Portraiture One Century Apart is the gallery’s first exhibition linking MASSIMODECARLO Milan, London and Paris with a single exhibition, in three spaces at once.
In a world that often feels saturated with image production and consumption, where private and public life are constantly challenged, this exhibition offers a vibrant presentation of personal identity and self-determination, of individualism and self-expression, with a mindflul nod to the legacy of the past.
Portraiture One Century Apart explores the points of convergence and divergence in the practice of portraiture, writing a new chapter in the investigation undertaken by the gallery with MCMXXXIV, the 2019 inaugural exhibition presented at the gallery’s new Milan headquarters at the Corbellini-Wassermann house. MASSIMODECARLO London, Milan and Pièce Unique in Paris each present a selection of works by 20th Century masters paired with 21st Century figurative artists, creating a constellation of dialogues between cities and generations.
At MASSIMODECARLO Milan, Jean-Marie Appriou, Lenz Geerk, Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Pietro Roccasalva, Claire Tabouret, Vojtěch Kovařík and Joanne Woś are presented in dialogue with Pompeo Borra, Paola Consolo, Raffaele de Grada, Achille Funi, Pietro Marussig and Raul Dal Molin Ferenzona. At MASSIMODECARLO London, Mathis Collins, Diane Dal-Pra, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Jenna Gribbon, Celia Hempton, Ludovic Nkoth, Qin Qi face works by Achille Funi, Guglielmo Janni, Cipriano Efisio Oppo, Luigi Trifoglio, and Alberto Ziveri; finally, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique in Paris will successively present works by Jenna Gribbon, Lenz Geerk, Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Ludovic Nkoth, with a work by Giorgio de Chirico.
MASSIMODECARLO thanks the historian and curator Mr. Stefano Grandesso and Mr. Massimo Vecchia for their precious collaboration.