5 Art Gallery Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

McArthur Binion and Sol LeWitt; Leiko Ikemura’s sculpture; Marco Pio Mucci’s drawings; and photographs by Talia Chetrit.

Installation view, "McArthur Binion – Sol LeWitt" at MASSIMODECARLO in Milan. Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO. Roberto Marossi

McArthur Binion – Sol LeWitt

In 1973 McArthur Binion moved from Chicago to the heart of the minimalist art scene, New York. In the same year his work was exhibited at Artists Space in a show curated by Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre. Inspired by this encounter, McArthur Binion – Sol LeWitt allows their parallel practices to be seen in direct dialogue for the first time. Shown within the gallery spaces of Casa Corbellini Wassermann, the artists’ works share a strongly linear visual language. The formal investigation of the grid, geometry, and a preoccupation with surface offer points of comparison, however it is in the importance they place on the depths beneath a work’s surface that the two diverge.

Installation View. Leiko Ikemura, 2021. Photo by Roberto Marossi.

Leiko Ikemura “Prima del Tuono, Dopo il Buio”

The first solo exhibition in Italy by Leiko Ikemura offers a broad overview of the artist’s research, bringing together a selection of 50 works created from the 1980s to the present day. The exhibition project, which is spread over the four floors of BUILDING, presents some significant historical productions alongside more recent works.

A work by Marco Pio Mucci. Courtesy of CASTIGLIONI.

Marco Pio Mucci “The still life of living skeletons”

For artist Marco Pio Mucci, drawing does not represent a preparatory instance, a supporting or auxiliary item to outline the work to be done. It is rather his chosen medium, the expressive language that he increasingly favours, ever more so since founding the publishing house Sgomento in 2017, together with his artist friend Matteo Pomati. The exhibition features three new works created for the occasion, contemporary compositions of scooter skeletons, pistachios, and cement by the young Neapolitan artist.Read more

Talia Chetrit

Chetrit’s selection of photographs for her sixth show with the Kaufmann Repetto gallery maps out a new perspective by shifting the focus from a predominantly auto-referential practice to a more contemplative authorial agency. Deeply reflective of the ubiquity of images in the digital age, Chetrit looks at the relationship between photographer and subject, and investigates the impact of time on the narrative properties of an image.

Giulia Mangoni, Auto ritratto come ariete nel bosco, 2021. Courtesy ArtNoble gallery. Photo credit Luca Corgnali.

Bits & Cream. Metabolizzazione d’Archivio.

For her solo exhibition, Italian – Brazilian artist Giulia Mangoni focuses her artistic practice on the reinterpretation of familiar landscapes through a painterly and performative language capable of involving disciplines from the rural context such as animal breeding and ancient techniques of local craftsmanship. In doing so, the artist enriches her visual imagery through in-depth investigations into the history of the territory: first among these circumstances in the Ciociaro context in which Mangoni was born and where she has returned to live permanently since 2015.