Current Exhibitions

TORN CURTAIN

buongiorno, buonasera

curated by Luca Massimo Barbero e Hélène de Franchis

February 12 – June 1, 2024
Opening February 10, 2024 at 11am

“To insist that a storyteller stick to the facts is just as ridiculous as to demand of a representative painter that he show objects accurately.” Alfred Hitchcock

Torn Curtain. Buongiorno, buonasera is an exhibition which has stumbled out from an ‘elective habit’ long shared between Hélène de Franchis and Luca Massimo Barbero and their two distinct paths. Here, the lady, a gallery owner for over 53 years, and the young man who went on to become a curator and art history professor have chosen the title of an Alfred Hitchcock film, as Barbero is wont to do in some of his projects. The encounter between these two personalities will begin by stepping through a curtain into a Hitchcockian script where the clues are all in the hidden details of the works and in mysterious relationships between them: a bestiary in Deco bronze and Lucio Fontana, a devilish and symbolist painter like Mario De Maria or Alberto Martini, Giorgio de Chirico or Wilhelm von Gloeden, Arturo Tosi or Markus Lüpertz conspire together with some contemporary artists and starting from the great masters reach up to the very new generations. A mysterious and unusual exhibition, a syncopated duet between the curators and the audience, in which impossible dialogues between various leading actors are staged. Over 60 works on display including a plunge into the 1980s, photography and fashion, international artists and ink nudes linked, untied, to the fragile world of ceramics, 20th century landscapes, abstract works, as well as engravings and drawings full of mystery and apocalypse.

ARTISTS Richard Avedon, Runo B, Alvise Bittente, Federico Borroni, Davide Bramante, Edward Burne-Jones, Carlo Carrà, Nick Cave, Francesco Clemente, Cuoghi Corsello, Dadamaino, Lynn Davis, Giorgio de Chirico, Riccardo De Marchi, Mario De Maria, Arthur Duff, Bruno Fantelli, Matteo Fato, Robert Feintuch, Aldo Fallai, Lucio Fontana, Andrea Fontanari, Anna Galtarossa, Alberto Garutti, Aldo Grazzi, Janusz Haka, Jacob Hashimoto, Herbert Hamak, Bo Ljungblom, Emil Lukas, Markus Lüpertz, Luca Marignoni, Alberto Martini, Aran Ndimurwanko, Luigi Ontani, Chris Orr, Lucio Pozzi, Man Ray, Filippo Rizzonelli, Arcangelo Sassolino, David Simpson, Mario Sironi, Richard Smith, Diego Soldà, Arturo Tosi, Hema Upadhyay, Giorgio Vigna, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Bruce Weber.





















Exhibitions 2019 -2020

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    12.12.2020 - 06.02.2021 and 20.02-02.04.2021
  • Jacob Hashimoto Jacob Hashimoto 1999|2005

    10.10.2020 - 02.04.2021
  • Rosso e Grigio

    12.12.2020 - 06.022021 and 20.02-02.04.2021
  • La Musée 2

    13.10.2020 - 21.11.2020
  • VETRO

    19 May 2020 - 5 September 2020
  • Massimiliano Gatti ALEPH

    19 May 2020 - 5 September 2020
  • What I did not sell...

    until 15 February 2020
  • Jacob Hashimoto - The Heartbeat of Irreducible Curves: Part II

    September 21 - November 16, 2019
  • Lucio Pozzi - Scatter Painting

    September 21 - November 16, 2019