Claudio Parmiggiani
Claudio Parmiggiani
10 Oct – 15 Nov 2014
Bortolami

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Claudio Parmiggiani, Claudio Parmiggiani, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2014

Bortolami is very pleased to announce a solo exhibition with the eminent and iconoclastic Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani. His first exhibition in the United States since 1986, this show will bring together new and historical works across a variety of media that exemplify Parmiggiani’s fundamental concerns with memory, absence, fragmentation, solitude, silence and uncertainty.

Parmiggiani’s sculptural installations and interventions are simple gestures with profound resonance; he has been associated with both the Arte Povera and Conceptual Art movements, although he resists firm connection to either. Among the works in the exhibition will be a sixteenth-century bronze church bell hung from the ceiling by its tongue (as if choked, unable to produce sound); a series of sculptural assemblages from the 1970s consisting of antique plaster heads coupled with books, butterflies and birds nests; and 365 loaves of bread cast in iron and scattered across the floor, symbolizing not only essential nourishment but also invoking the dichotomy of the ephemeral and the eternal.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2008

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Il Sogno di Marcellino

Il Sogno di Marcellino, 1977

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Delocazione

Delocazione, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1975

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1975

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1970

Press

Marth Schwendener Claudio Parmiggiani at Bortolami Gallery The New York Times Oct 2014Julian Elias Bronner Critic's Pick Artforum Nov 2014Andrea Cortellesa The Shadow, the Work in Claudio Parmiggiani: Naufragio con spettatore (SilvanaEditoriale: 2010) 2010Éric de Chassey A (Great) white silence in Claudio Parmiggiani a San Lupo (SilvanaEditoriale: 2014), 20-24 2014Chiara D’Afflito Synechdoche in Claudio Parmiggiani: Naufragio con spettatore (SilvanaEditoriale: 2010), 11-121 2010