Wednesday, March 25, 2015

exhibition & performance | Fabio Mauri "I Was Not New"

Senza Arte (Without Art), 1990

A few weeks ago, ‘Fabio Mauri. I was not new’ the first New York exhibition devoted to Fabio Mauri opened at Hauser & Wirth. Mauri (1926-2009) was considered one of the most prominent postwar Italian avant-garde artists; his  five decades work in visual and performing arts, film and writing, encompassed several disciplines and media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, film, and site-specific installations. An ante-litteram conceptual artist, Fabio Mauri explored socio-historical issues emerging from the turbulent Italian prewar and postwar political periods, including Fascism and Holocaust. 
The exhibition is organized by the gallery in collaboration with Olivier Renaud-Clément and will remain on view through 2 May 2015; a survey from Fabio Mauri oeuvre will be presented at La Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition. 

On the Liberty, 1990

Immersive installation ‘Luna’ (1968)

Quadreria, 1999

Image from the March 27 recreation of the 1971 performance 'Ebrea' 
Anemografo - misuratore aereo di correnti (Anemograph - airflow measuring device), 2000

Marilyn, 1972

Dramophone, 1975

Dramaphone, 1975

Perche' un pensiero intossica una stanza, 1972

Rebibbia, 2006

Schermo The End (Screen The End), 1970