Letizia Cariello, curated by Annette Hofmann
21.01.2022 - 23.12.2022
Independent space dedicated to experimentation, BUILDINGBOX becomes a space for dialogue with the visitor, who can observe from the transparency the unfolding of an exhibition that expands over time, evoking a different concept of space. The exhibition consists of an uninterrupted succession of site-specific installations at irregular intervals, the result of unpredictable interventions that explore the concreteness of time through the concepts of calendar and νοῦς, the “threshold” between external and “internal” space, materializing a time that is not the traditional counting of minutes but an “unfolding”.
Galleria Nazione di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, ROMA
Monica Bolzoni with Vanessa Beecroft, Letizia Cariello, Fanny&Alexander, Cesare Viel, Claudia Losi
15.12.2021 - 27.02.2022
The exhibition, curated by Anna Di Cesare, takes up the theme documented in the book Bianca e Blu Monica Bolzoni edited by Davide Fornari and Régis Tosetti, and displays the most significant clothes from Monica Bolzoni’s production. The second floor of the exhibition is reserved for collaborations with the world of art and avant-garde theatre, with an exhibition of archive documents, including drawings, photos and videos, together with garments and accessories designed and produced not for sale but for performance by artists such as Vanessa Beecroft (VB17-21, 1995/1996), Letizia Cariello (My Sister is Always With Me, 2003), Fanny&Alexander (Amore,2007; There’s no place like home, 2009; K313, 2007) Cesare Viel (To the Lighthouse, Cesare Viel as Virginia Woolf, 2005) and Claudia Losi (About Proximity, 2016).
Palazzo Metelino, GENOVA
Simone Berti, Alberto Biasi, Tomaso Binga, Henrik Blomqvist, Enzo Cacciola, Pierluigi Calignano, Letizia Cariello, Roberto Coda Zabetta, Maurizio Donzelli, Ulrich Egger, Ettore Favini, Giovanni Gaggia, Goldshmied & Chiari, Riccardo Guarneri, Emilio Isgrò, Ugo La Pietra, Marco Lodola e Giovanna Fra, Claudia Losi, Carolina Mazzolari, Ugo Nespolo, Giovanni Ozzola, Valentina Palazzari, Gioni David Parra, Francesca Pasquali, Gabriele Picco, Pino Pinelli, Fabrizio Plessi, Gianni Politi, Laura Renna, Marta Spagnoli, Vedova Mazzei, Serena Vestrucci, Cesare Viel, Gianfranco Zappettini
02.09.2021 - 30.09.2021
The fil bleu that links the works on display is a personal and dynamic reinterpretation of jeans, sometimes embellished with embroidery, material additions and three-dimensional reworking; in other cases transformed into a pictorial surface, it is unthreaded, knotted, reconstructed, while keeping its ageless charm intact. The declination of jeans creates a conceptual network of different but at the same time closely interconnected ideas within the exhibition.
Filatoio Rosso, CARAGLIO
Letizia Cariello, curated by Olga Gambari
11.06.2021 - 10.10.2021
From June to October 2021, at the Filatoio Rosso in Caraglio Letizia Cariello brings, in a solo exhibition curated by Olga Gambari, a number of works that tell the story of her journey over the last few years, together with site-specific creations, with a declination that is connected to the present time and the specific place of the exhibition, as well as to this moment that shares the experience of a global pandemic, both practical and psychological.
Galleria Studio G7, BOLOGNA
09.04.2021 - 18.06.2021
Studio G7’s exhibition season continues with Fuso Orario, Letizia Cariello’s first solo exhibition in Bologna. With this new project, curated by Leonardo Regano, Cariello explores the subtle boundary between inner and outer space, both understood as characteristic of human nature. The artist investigates what links the physical body and the spiritual body, succeeding in highlighting an occult anatomy of the being that results in perceptive potential, a research inspired by the principles of Spiritual Geometry, by theosophical and neo-Platonic theories.
Galleria Fumagalli, MILANO
27.09.2019 - 18.12.2019
Galleria Fumagalli presents Letizia Cariello’s solo exhibition “Seven Gates” curated by Giorgio Verzotti. Invited to confront Annamaria Maggi’s exhibition spaces, the artist proposes a new site-specific environmental intervention in the main room of the gallery. In this large windowless space, Letizia Cariello has designed seven windows, each in a different style, from Gothic mullioned windows to a simple “modernist” rectangle. Drawn freehand on tracing paper by the artist, the seven windows are transposed from the paper to the wall with nails fixed along the outlines of the drawing. Between one nail and another, Letizia Cariello weaves a red thread, her distinctive feature, creating coloured grids.
The gallery space is studded with openings that remain virtual, the only physical element being the red thread whose weaving alludes to a closure. Or perhaps it attests to a double tension: the desire to close oneself up within an intimacy that in turn becomes a condition for opening up towards an exterior, an otherness. The window is there to testify to this, metaphorically: it is part of an architecture that encloses but necessarily looks out, opening up a continuity of relationship. A border is drawn to be crossed: Letizia Cariello tells us that a grate is not always the metonymic sign of a prison, and quotes St Catherine of Siena: “Make for yourself a chamber of the mind, where you alone can go”. “A protected place from which to observe”, says the artist, ready to be observed.
Showroom Antonini, Palazzo Borromeo, MILANO
31.01.2018 - 03.04.2018
Little brothers and sisters, we’re all a bit like that, always looking for another. Even without brothers; even without sisters; without loved ones: we always look for a double, perhaps a mirror. More likely a different one that tells us who we are. We seek indissoluble unions and flee the certainty of forever. We look for Heaven while something or someone makes our work hard by pulling us down.
SARA ZANIN Gallery, ROMA
Letizia Cariello, Silvia Camporesi, Jakub Woynarowski
20.09.2017 - 18.11.2017
Many of the events that take place over time remain on the threshold of indifference or lack of awareness: environmental changes, minor revolutions, reversals of social stability, interrupted relationships, landscapes altered in their natural and urban order, wandering populations redrawing geographies.
The world moves in spite of us, leaving daily traces of these subtle changes, what the French philosopher François Jullien called silent transformations, following ancient Chinese thought. In the face of major events and their global impact, the world openly produces before us profound transformations that shape the meaning of life, its mysteries, magic and darkness.
Museion Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea, BOLZANO
Eleanor Antin; Vanessa Beecroft; Günther Brus; Letizia Cariello; Marcel Duchamp; Valie Export; Michael Fliri; Isa Genzken; Gilbert & George; Nan Goldin; Douglos Gordon; Roni Horn; Joan Jonas, Elke Krystufek; Ketty La Rocca; Zoe Leonard; Ana Lupas; Santu Mofokeng; Zanele Muholi; Brigitte Niedermair; Luca Patella; Arnulf Rainer; Lili Reynaud Dewar; Niki de Saint Phalle, Jana Sterbak, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli
25.11.2016 - 17.09.2017
The exhibition offers a journey through the photographic works in the Museion Collection. Portraits and self-portraits, images of one’s own body and that of others investigate the concepts of identity and otherness, body and social space. A selection of sculptures on the same themes completes the exhibition. Parallel to the exhibition, there will be a presentation of political photographs in the broadest sense of the word in the study collection room. Works that express a direct critique of a defined socio-political situation will be contrasted with works that present idealistic and utopian visions.
Gipsoteca Gianluigi Giudici, LUGANO
02.11.2016 - 28.11.2016
The first temporary exhibition that Artrust is mounting in collaboration with the Renato and Gianluigi Giudici Foundation in the spaces of the Gipsoteca Giudici in Lugano is dedicated to the contemporary artist Letizia Cariello. From 2 to 28 November, the exhibition will present to the public a synthesis of Cariello’s work, with some of the most significant pieces of his production including sculptures, photographs, tapestries and his famous “calendars”. Different media with which Cariello investigates the themes of the body, time and its relationship with objects.
Showroom Antonini, Palazzo Borromeo, MILANO
05.04.2016 - 09.04.2016 [MiArt 2016]
“Carillon – opera for strings” by Letizia Cariello, is a wall installation with sound made using some accidental musical instruments. Through their transformation into a work of art, the instruments acquire a new voice, continue to speak and invite us to reflect, as the artist herself writes, “on the concept of value and that of responsibility”.
The work will be on public view for the first time on Tuesday 5 April 2016, in the exclusive setting of Palazzo Borromeo, during the week in which Milan hosts MiART, the city’s most important contemporary art event. The initiative is part of LCA Studio Legale’s “LAW IS ART!” project and is the result of a valuable collaboration between Letizia Cariello, Galleria Minini of Brescia, AXA ART Italia and LCA Studio Legale.
Valerio Adami, Wilhelm André, Rainer Bonk, Paul Camenisch, Yvonne Canu, Letizia Cariello, Mario Comensoli, François Gall, Hermann Hesse, Charles Le Brun, Carl Walter Liner, René Magritte, Jean Metzinger, Niki De Saint Phalle, Gen Paul, Walter Ropélé, Raymond Savignac, Italo Valenti, Andy Warhol, Marianne Werefkin, Jerry Williams
04.05.2017 - 25.08.2017
“We were inspired by the theme promoted for the year 2016-2017 by the NEL Association – Making art in our time, namely gardens, and decided to inaugurate the summer season with an exhibition that is very “spring-like” in its atmosphere, but also significant from a historical-artistic point of view. In fact, you can admire works and masterpieces of very different genres and media: paintings, tapestries, lithographs, photographs, sculptures, ranging from Impressionism to Pop Art”.
Patrizia Cattaneo, Director of Artrust
W. Women in Italian Design - Triennale Design Museum ninth edition
Triennale Milano, MILANO
02.04.2016 - 19.02.2017
The ninth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and with installation design by Margherita Palli, looks at Italian design in the light of one of the most delicate, problematic, but also most stimulating and suggestive issues: the question of gender. The idea that gender is no longer just a biological and natural fact, but a cultural issue also opens up interesting perspectives for what design after design might become. But in order to deal objectively and in a balanced way with gender issues related to design, it is necessary to first address the great removal of women in the 20th century. The whole of 20th century modernity has marginalised women’s design, almost ignored by design historians and theorists.
Triennale Milano, MILANO
Carla Accardi, Aurelio Amendola, Giovanni Anselmo, Stefano Arienti, Marco Bagnoli, Roger Ballen, Robert Barry, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Letizia Battaglia, Sandro Becchetti, Vanessa Beecroft, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Alighiero Boetti, Monica Bonvicini, Daniel Buren, Julia Margaret Cameron, Letizia Cariello
18.11.2013 - 02.02.2014
La Triennale di Milano presents: “Forty Years of Contemporary Art. Massimo Minini 1973-2013”, a sweeping exhibition to celebrate forty years of Galleria Minini. The exhibition consists of works that have passed through Galleria Minini, offering an authentic cross-section of contemporary art as told by the lead actor, who adopts a personal point of view, at times ironic and desecrating. Amid countless flashbacks, Massimo Minini pieces together, explains and tells the story of the various moments and passages in his characteristic manner, which has found a particular literary form in Pizzini. These “scraps” have become a successful book with short stories, brilliant ideas and tales about the artists he has met over the years. Massimo Minini and his gallery are an essential part of the recent history of contemporary art, with exhibitions of works by many of the top Italian and international artists of recent decades. The gallery started with Conceptual Art, Arte Povera and Minimal Art, but in the late 1970s and early 1980s came the work of young Italian and foreign artists, including Ettore Spalletti, Jan Fabre, Didier Vermeiren, Bertrand Lavier, Anish Kapoor, Alberto Garutti and Icaro, as well as the figurative experiments of artists such as Salvo, Luigi Ontani, Ger Van Elk, Ryan Mendoza, and Jiri Dokoupil. In the mid-1990s the gallery opened up to a group of young Italian artists including Eva Marisaldi, Stefano Arienti, Maurizio Cattelan, Vanessa Beecroft, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Francesco Simeti and Paolo Chiasera, accompanied by such historic masters as Boetti, Accardi, Fabro, Paolini, LeWitt, Barry, Graham and Buren. In recent years it has put on exhibitions of works by artists such as Luigi Ghirri, Yona Friedman, Roger Ballen, Nedko Solakov, Haim Steinbach, Peter Halley, Ghada Amer, and by young artists such as Dara Friedman, Manfred Pernice, Sean Snyder, Mathieu Mercier, Jan De Cock, Tino Sehgal, David Maljkovic, Paul P., Monica Bonvicini and Haris Epaminonda. The display design of this exhibition reflects the gallerist’s own particular perspective. Historic works are shown alongside site- specific installations, and a section is devoted to the collection of Italian photography, with a series of portraits of Italian artists by great photographers such as Mulas, Giacomelli, Catalano, Gorgoni, Mussat Sartor and Cresci. The exhibition is given a further dimension by material from the gallery’s vast archive, which reveals the most hidden and unusual aspects of the artists encountered over the past forty years. The archive documents will be displayed in a special section. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 453-page book, Quarantanni. 1973-2013, published by a+mbookstore, with drawings, letters, postcards, telegrams, photographs and invitations to the countless exhibitions and adventures that have been invented since 1973.
Galleria Massimo Minini, BRESCIA
02.04.2011 - 21.05.2011
Letizia Cariello’s first solo show at the gallery is presented in three stages that open with
Travel Stick, with which the artist appears symbolically to accompany visitors through her work,
drawing inspiration from the portable installations that pilgrims used to take with them along the Via Francigena,
or the Way of St. James in Compostela. Flanking the way is a polyptych that instantly announces
composed figures that are not re-composable according to customary patterns:
in the inner world things are words that are tinged with memory, and memory is sleep, not dreams.
TThe objects are aligned like words in a three-dimensional sentence,
where the profound part perceives presence through the filter of the eye that observes and recognizes: stone, but not only that. Feather, but not only. Organ door,
but also painting, and so on.
Two small photographs, White bed and Red bed, accompany you to the central room, where the scene of sleep is materially dismantled,
engaging the onlooker’s body in a series of reactions due
A bed is: headboard, mattress, bedspread, silent time. We find headboards flying on the wall and hanging on shiny steel knives,
a mattress on the ground with red-rope hair growing out of it, a body depicted on a bedspread-tapestry arranged vertically,
while a numberless clock sings the days
of the week with the voices of 63 little girls from around the world.
Last comes an island of blocks with feathers, leaves, spoons, ropes
and items of clothing laid out on them. All around, miscellaneous objects and photographs attempt to represent themselves and the self. They say what they do
but they refer to another horizon.
The artist’s creations “normally come about as the result of an occasional distraction or surprise
at common objects that arouse the desire to play with them and transform them. Letizia takes pleasure in picking things up,
taking them to pieces and putting them back together again.
She puts items close to each other and alters their positions. She glues or sews them, ties them together or hangs them up, all in a fraction of a second, first at sight then by hand. Rather like what happens with
thoughts, fantasies and dreams.” (from Sul lavoro di Letizia Cariello by Silvano Fausti, Milan, 2010).
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, PRATO
02.11.2003 - 07.12.2003
Three sections from Cariello’s latest artistic experience are housed in the museum’s Project Room: the video installation, taken from Hallenbad Project, and the sound installation with the nine portraits entitled HB Portraits are the result of work focusing on the sense of total isolation that immersion can give.
The work engages the viewer by placing him in front of images of ambiguous fascination, suspended between the description of an event and the occurrence of an inexplicable non-sense. The blue-blue colour typical of the bottom of the pools completely floods the visitor, who has no choice but to get involved and perceive his or her own body in this imposed space. The artist speaks of mental necessity when he says No matter where I am, I swim. The project is curated by Stefano Pezzato