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Ennesima. An Exhibition of Seven Exhibitions on Italian Art, on view at Triennale di Milano until March 6, is an “exhibition of exhibitions” that, via seven paths, tries to explore the last fifty years of contemporary art in Italy, collecting more than 170 works and over 70 artists, from the early 1960s through to the present day, in a display extending over the whole first floor of the Triennale. The title is inspired by a work by Giulio Paolini, Ennesima (appunti per la descrizione di sette tele datate 1973), the first version of which, dated 1973, is divided into seven paintings. This gives the number of exhibition projects included in the exhibition, curated by Vincenzo De Bellis: seven independent shows, in the form of notes or suggestions that explore different aspects, links, coincidences and discrepancies, as well as the exhibition grammar in the recent history of Italian art.

The path of Ennesima starts with a thematic group exhibition, entitled To Write an Image, focused on the centrality of iconography in the Italian artistic production from the 1960s through to the present day, to continue with the group exhibition The Image of Writing: Gruppo 70, Visual Poetry and Verbal-Visual Investigations, dedicated to the Visual Poetry movement. The route continues with a solo exhibition by Alessandro Pessoli, his first in an Italian public institution, and with the medium-based exhibition The Performance Where Time Stands Still: Tableau Vivant between Reality and Representation. The documentary show A Choral Archive: The Via Lazzaro Palazzi Space, the Experience of Self-Management and AVANBLOB pays homage to the activities of Milan artists between the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, while the generation-based exhibition 2015: Present Time, Indefinite Mood ends the path, revolving around a selection of artists born between the mid-1970s and 1980s. Among the artists on show are Alessandro Agudio, Mario Airò, Yuri Ancarani, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Francesco Arena, Stefano Arienti, Massimo Bartolini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Vanessa Beecroft, Alighiero Boetti, Monica Bonvicini, Lupo Borgonovo, Maurizio Cattelan, Danilo Correale, Gino De Dominicis, Patrizio Di Massimo, Luciano Fabro, Lara Favaretto, Giuseppe Gabellone, Alberto Garutti, Massimo Grimaldi, Adelita Husni-Bey, Marcello Maloberti, Rudolf Stingel, Santo Tolone, Franco Vaccari, Francesco Vezzoli, Luca Vitone, and many others.

An Exhibition of Seven Exhibitions on Italian Art
Curated by Vincenzo De Bellis
Artistic direction: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Triennale, Milan
Through March 6

The show’s title the eye, the eye and the ear, individualizes and fragments the bodily senses that are active while experiencing the exhibition, in which the visual effects replicate and dialogue with the sounds in such a way that the narrative becomes a living organism. At Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Case Chiuse HQ, Milan
Istituto Svizzero, Milan
Het HEM, Zaandam
For this exhibition, Levy presents a series of new works formally inspired by domestic décor and objects of recreation. Through these referents, her sculptures engage the aspirations and insecurities embedded within our designed environments. At Casey Kaplan, New York
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Pace Gallery, London
Visitors to Tate Modern will be able to view personal and intimate works such as McQueen’s earliest film shot on a Super 8 camera, Exodus 1992/97, which reflects on migration and multiculturalism in his home city of London, and 7th Nov. 2001, in which the artist’s cousin Marcus recounts the tragic day he accidentally shot and fatally injured his own brother. Tate Modern, London