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Homage to Jannis Kounellis
Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 2009. Courtesy Galleria Fumagalli. Work of art in Io by Etel Adnan, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, Scatola Magica – Teatro Strehler, Milano, 2022. Photo by © Masiar Pasquali.
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14 - 22 Dec 2022
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Homage to Jannis Kounellis

Galleria Fumagalli pays homage to contemporary art master Jannis Kounellis presenting the screening of the play “Io” by Etel Adnan held at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Milan on 23-24-25 May, 2022. On that occasion an iconic work by the artist was exhibited upon the wishes of director Theodoros Terzopoulos, great friend of Kounellis.

Dedicated to Jannis Kounellis’ memory, the play manifests as a candle of memory that, when lit, illuminates human being’s pain and persecutions that afflict them, giving the viewer a deeply intimate and moving experience. The monologue is about the silent grief of emigration, escape, displacement of a woman who is, at the same time, a contemporary creature and a character from mythology – persecuted and punished by Hera because of her jealousy of Zeus. The suffering is embodied in a demon that torments the protagonist in her deepest, like an invisible and invincible enemy, a monster to which everyone could give the shape of a personal discomfort.