Piero Gilardi

Tappeto - natura

Magazzino Art Foundation

7 May 2022 - 9 January 2023

Magazzino Art Foundation presents, for the first time in the United States, an exhibition dedicated to Pietro Gilardi, an artist from Turin (Italy): the twenty artworks directly donated by the artist are featured in Gilardi: Carpet-Nature exhibition curated by Elena Re. The exhibition features a series of works that address the Carpet-nature theme, from the earliest examples in the late Sixties to the most recent realizations. The exhibition was “born out of a the desire to discover and to deepen Gilardi’s expressive research” on the eve of his 80th birthday. A research that, as the director Vittorio Calabrese explains, is indissolubly linked to the Carpets-Nature: polyurethane reconstructions extended in portions of natural environment (lawns, undergrowths, riverbanks) that mix the grandeurs of Post-Pop Art, Arte Povera and Land Art. The exhibition is open to the public from May 7, 2022 to January 9, 2023 at the Magazzino Art Fundation of Cold Spring, New York

Installation view of the exhibition Gilardi: Tappeto-Natura at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York. Photos by Marco Anelli/Tommaso Sacconi.