Jul 17, 2022

Piero Atchugarry Gallery

Piero Atchugarry Gallery

5520 NE 4th Ave
Miami, FL 33137
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50 Years, a Day. Studio la Città, a Story

Curated by Marco Meneguzzo

April 2 – July 30, 2022

Piero Atchugarry Gallery Miami will host the exhibition 50 Years, a Day. Studio la Città, a Story. Given the competitive nature of the art world, this exhibition constitutes an absolute oddity: an open dedication from gallerist to gallerist, and a tribute to 50 years of Studio la Città, which has contributed to defining the history of contemporary art in Italy. Studio la Città was founded in 1969 in Verona by Hélène de Franchis. As Marco Meneguzzo – curator of the show – said: the role of a successful gallery owner imposes tiring rhythms, usually driven by the desire to assert one’s own taste rather than by any economic consideration. This is the only reason why one can resist for so long: it is an inner drive that determines the initial action, not the reasoning. 

Today, the different phases of the extensive career of Hélène de Franchis, the core of Studio la Città, arrive in Miami. The exhibition brings overseas pieces that constitute a unique self-portrait of the gallery owner: choices that have contributed to identifying the mainstream of contemporary art today, other choices that are more personal, but never trivial or ephemeral, and which could contribute to future researches in the still under-explored “pleats” of art history. By hosting a homage to a fellow gallerist, the exhibition introduces a continued development in the collaborative model that Piero Atchugarry Gallery has adopted in recent years. The result is a retrospective exhibition with carefully selected works including emblematic pieces by Stuart Arends, Gabriele Basilico, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Lawrence Carroll, Vincenzo Castella, Lynn Davis, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Garutti, Herbert Hamak, Jacob Hashimoto, Igino Legnaghi, David Leverett, Emil Lukas, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, David Simpson and Ettore Spalletti.

About Piero Atchugarry Gallery

Piero Atchugarry gallery presents a contemporary art program and modern art survey. The gallery opened to the public in September 2013 with a Post-War Italian art exhibition. By January 2014 the gallery moved to a large stable adapted as an exhibition space in Garzón. In this space the program allowed outdoor and indoor proposal exploration, through the creation of dialogue between architectural features and curatorial practices.

On December 2018, the program expanded to North America with a second location, a 9000 square feet warehouse on 5520 NE 4th Avenue in the Design District neighborhood. The participation of the gallery in what is a boiling art community that connects Europe, Latin America and both coasts of the United States represents the commitment of the program to support and present the work of local and international artists with an institutional approach.

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