GALLERY AND INSTITUTIONS

GALLERY AND INSTITUTIONS

History

Galleria Fumagalli was founded in Bergamo in 1971. From 1991 the gallery was directed by Stefano Fumagalli and Annamaria Maggi who initially chose to follow a program based on the Informal, the Abstract Art and the Pittura Analitica exhibiting artists Carla Accardi, Pietro Consagra, Giorgio Griffa, Pino Pinelli, Giò Pomodoro, Giuseppe Uncini, Claudio Verna. In 1997 the gallery started working with Agostino Bonalumi and in the following year with Enrico Castellani. Significant are also the collaborations – started in the late 90s – with some of the main representatives of the Arte Povera movement, such as Piero Gilardi, Jannis Kounellis and Gilberto Zorio. Since 2000, the gallery has been enriched by new collaborations, staging the exhibitions of sculptors Carlo Lorenzetti, Giuseppe Maraniello and Nunzio. In 2003, other important solo exhibitions were organized, dedicated to: Marco Tirelli, one of the protagonists of the Nuova Scuola Romana, and Claude Viallat, representative of the French Supports / Surfaces movement.

The following year the gallery invited to exhibit Swiss artist Peter Wüthrich, and in 2005 new collaborations began with American master Kenneth Noland, part of the group “Color Field”, with British sculptor Richard Wilson and Australian painter Lawrence Carroll. Since 2007 the directorship has been entrusted to Annamaria Maggi who continued the gallery’s exhibition agenda, reflecting the multiplicity of her studies in the artistic field. Between 2010 and 2015, the gallery organized exhibitions of American artists Vito Acconci and Dennis Oppenheim, along with the promotion of younger artists: Peter Welz, Chiara Lecca and Maria Elisabetta Novello. In 2012 the exhibition activity in the Bergamo-based rooms ended, finding – through 2014 – as its location the Museo Pecci in Milan, in partnership with SpazioBorgogno.

In 2016, the new venue was inaugurated within the evocative spaces of a historic Milanese building, in via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6, with the opening exhibition A personal view of Abstract painting and sculpture dedicated to Enrico Castellani, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris and Kenneth Noland, followed by the shows of Jannis Kounellis, Maria Elisabetta Novello and Maurizio Nannucci. In 2017 the gallery started to represent – exclusively in Italy – French couple Anne & Patrick Poirier and in 2018 American Keith Sonnier. At the same time the promotion of younger talents, such as Filippo Armellin and Mattia Bosco, continued. In the last thirty years, the gallery has staged more than 80 solos and 40 group exhibitions, published more than 90 volumes and collaborated with Italian and foreign institutions and museums. It also curated the archives of Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio Griffa and Giuseppe Uncini, and collaborated on the editing of the catalogue raisonné of Carla Accardi (with texts by Germano Celant, 1999) and of Giuseppe Uncini (with texts by Bruno Corà, 2008).

History

Galleria Fumagalli was founded in Bergamo in 1971. From 1991 the gallery was directed by Stefano Fumagalli and Annamaria Maggi who initially chose to follow a program based on the Informal, the Abstract Art and the Pittura Analitica exhibiting artists Carla Accardi, Pietro Consagra, Giorgio Griffa, Pino Pinelli, Giò Pomodoro, Giuseppe Uncini, Claudio Verna. In 1997 the gallery started working with Agostino Bonalumi and in the following year with Enrico Castellani. Significant are also the collaborations – started in the late 90s – with some of the main representatives of the Arte Povera movement, such as Piero Gilardi, Jannis Kounellis and Gilberto Zorio. Since 2000, the gallery has been enriched by new collaborations, staging the exhibitions of sculptors Carlo Lorenzetti, Giuseppe Maraniello and Nunzio. In 2003, other important solo exhibitions were organized, dedicated to: Marco Tirelli, one of the protagonists of the Nuova Scuola Romana, and Claude Viallat, representative of the French Supports / Surfaces movement.

The following year the gallery invited to exhibit Swiss artist Peter Wüthrich, and in 2005 new collaborations began with American master Kenneth Noland, part of the group “Color Field”, with British sculptor Richard Wilson and Australian painter Lawrence Carroll. Since 2007 the directorship has been entrusted to Annamaria Maggi who continued the gallery’s exhibition agenda, reflecting the multiplicity of her studies in the artistic field. Between 2010 and 2015, the gallery organized exhibitions of American artists Vito Acconci and Dennis Oppenheim, along with the promotion of younger artists: Peter Welz, Chiara Lecca and Maria Elisabetta Novello. In 2012 the exhibition activity in the Bergamo-based rooms ended, finding – through 2014 – as its location the Museo Pecci in Milan, in partnership with SpazioBorgogno.

In 2016, the new venue was inaugurated within the evocative spaces of a historic Milanese building, in via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6, with the opening exhibition A personal view of Abstract painting and sculpture dedicated to Enrico Castellani, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris and Kenneth Noland, followed by the shows of Jannis Kounellis, Maria Elisabetta Novello and Maurizio Nannucci. In 2017 the gallery started to represent – exclusively in Italy – French couple Anne & Patrick Poirier and in 2018 American Keith Sonnier. At the same time the promotion of younger talents, such as Filippo Armellin and Mattia Bosco, continued. In the last thirty years, the gallery has staged more than 80 solos and 40 group exhibitions, published more than 90 volumes and collaborated with Italian and foreign institutions and museums. It also curated the archives of Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio Griffa and Giuseppe Uncini, and collaborated on the editing of the catalogue raisonné of Carla Accardi (with texts by Germano Celant, 1999) and of Giuseppe Uncini (with texts by Bruno Corà, 2008).

Gallery

Agostino Bonalumi

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2003
Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2005

Enrico Castellani

Museo Pushkin, Mosca, 2005

Jannis Kounellis

Ex Oratorio di San Lupo, Bergamo, 2009
Teatro Margherita & Piazza del Ferrarese, Bari, 2010
Piccolo Teatro d'Europa, Milano, 2015

Dennis Oppenheim

Kunst Meran, Merano, 2012

Giuseppe Uncini

Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, 2000
Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, 2001
ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008
MART, Rovereto, 2008
Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 2009
Epistylium, MART, Rovereto, 2009

Group exhibition

"Pittura Analitica", Castello Visconteo Sforzesco, Galliate, 2003

Group exhibition

"Visioni, 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino", Ex Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, 2005

Group exhibition

"Arte Povera in città", curated by Germano Celant, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Maria Cristina Rodeschini and Antonella Soldaini, various locations, Bergamo, 2012

Lawrence Carroll

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, 2007
Museo Correr, Venezia, 2008

Giorgio Griffa

Palazzo Racani-Arroni, Spoleto, 1995
Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2005
Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2005

Maurizio Nannucci

MAMC, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, 2012

Marco Tirelli

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2002
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, 2003

Gilberto Zorio

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2005

Group exhibition

"Bocconi Art Gallery", Università Bocconi, Milano, 2009
"Bocconi Art Gallery", Università Bocconi, Milano, 2011

Group exhibition

"Round the Clock", Spazio Thetis – Arsenale Novissimo, Venezia, 2011

Galleria

Agostino Bonalumi

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2003
Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2005

Lawrence Carroll

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, 2007
Museo Correr, Venezia, 2008

Enrico Castellani

Museo Pushkin, Mosca, 2005

Giorgio Griffa

Palazzo Racani-Arroni, Spoleto, 1995
Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2005
Museo della Permanente, Milano, 2005

Maurizio Nannucci

MAMC, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, 2012

Dennis Oppenheim

Kunst Meran, Merano, 2012

Marco Tirelli

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2002
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, 2003

Gilberto Zorio

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, 2005

Group exhibition

"Pittura Analitica", Castello Visconteo Sforzesco, Galliate, 2003

Group exhibition

"Bocconi Art Gallery", Università Bocconi, Milano, 2009
"Bocconi Art Gallery", Università Bocconi, Milano, 2011

Group exhibition

"Visioni, 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino", Ex Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, 2005

Group exhibition

"Round the Clock", Spazio Thetis – Arsenale Novissimo, Venezia, 2011

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