The Cardi Gallery’s unique specialist expertise in Italian Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art – specifically in Arte Povera, Minimalism and Zero Group– has contributed to building some of the finest and most historically important private collections across the Europe, the Americas and the Far East.
Cardi Gallery is proud to present the first major solo show of Canevari’s work in the UK, an extensive survey exploring thirty years of the artist’s practice, the culmination of a decade-long collaboration with the gallery. A museum-scale exhibition occupying four floors at Cardi London in Mayfair, ‘Self-portrait / Autoritratto’ brings together over 30 works including sculptures, drawings and installation that range from the artist’s notorious 1990s rubber sculptures to his most current series ‘Monuments of the Memory: Landscapes’ and ‘Constellations’.
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Paolo Canevari: Self Portrait / Autoritratto21 February - 06 June 2021Cardi Gallery is proud to present Self-portrait / Autoritratto, the first major solo show in the UK dedicated to the work of Paolo Canevari (b. 1963, Rome). Unfolding over four storeys, it presents a portrait of the artist's practice through installations, sculptures, and drawings the Italian artist produced over the last thirty years, many of which are on display for the first time. Breaking away from the tradition of painting and the renewed interest for the medium dictated by the growing art market, by the late 1980s Canevari chose to move in the footsteps of American Minimalism and Arte Povera. By the early 1990s he began working with the industrial, readily available materials that he soon became associated with: inner tubes and tyres. His inner tube works only rarely result from the manipulation of the material into fixed objects like Totem, 1990 and, K.K.K., 1998. The sculptural identity of the...