Il silenzio della materia. La poetica del Muro di Antoni Tàpies


A small and interesting book on Antoni Tàpies, authored by Massimo Recalcati, has just been released by Marsilio. Those of us who frequent his works in galleries have read it and found an original psychoanalytic perspective on the work of the Catalan master. Many reflections start from the works but arrive directly to us and our lives, such as the one on the cross, a symbol used by the artist in his works, “which oscillates towards the X of the enigma or the X of the unknown,” an X that “arises from the erasure of the Self.” Or the approach to the poetics of the wall. Paintings that transform into walls and the colors gray, black, and ocher, a renunciation of the shortcuts of color and form.

We are interested in it because it reflects on the artist’s creative process and the metaphorical power of his expressive choices. Recalcati writes: “encountering the reality of one’s own wall does not mean falling into a hopeless silence, but making this silence the material for a previously unthinkable poetics.”

Massimo Recalcati, Il silenzio della materia. La poetica del Muro di Antoni Tàpies, Marsilio, 2024.


Quando ci scopriremo poeti nessuno potrà prenderci


“What I cannot see is no longer an obstacle: it is desire. Not seeing is the anticipation of seeing.”

We are used to always looking at everything, wanting to see, and managing to do so. But not everything is within our sight, not everything is revealed to us. Here, then, is the author’s suggestion: transform the obstacle into a resource, fuel the desire.

This is relevant to us because we often view works of art merely as objects hanging on walls and believe that viewing is an entirely individual action. However, sometimes looking together allows us to see something more. Chicca Gagliardo’s book is an experience and can be used as a reflective map for orientation, or the opposite. Disorienting ourselves, losing familiar points of reference, to rediscover and rewrite ourselves.

Chicca Gagliardo, Quando ci scopriremo poeti nessuno potrà prenderci, Hacca Edizioni, 2024


Sul guardare


Light is not the opposite of darkness, and for John Berger, this is a fact, not just a metaphor. Light is not uniform and constant, or at least it can only be so in rare circumstances, by the sea or in the mountains. Light calls to the eye, and wherever it is, our gaze seeks it out. This is a good starting point for reflecting on how we look at things, and in John Berger’s collection of critical essays, each encounter with works of art becomes a real experience.

We are interested in this because Berger reveals how seeing comes before words and how looking is the beginning of every personal narrative.

John Berger, “Sul guardare” Il Saggiatore, translated by Maria Nadotti, Milan 2017.



Arte Fiera Bologna 2024


Studio Gariboldi will participate in the new edition of Arte Fiera, in Bologna, with a selection of important works within the Main Section.
We will be present in Pavilion 26, Booth B2, from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 February with the following times: Thursday 1 February from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Entrance Constitution at the Bologna Exhibition Centre.


Gallerie a Palazzo III


RÊVERIES thirteen post-war French artists
The exhibition’s opening will take place within the Gallerie a Palazzo III event on November 16th at 6:00 pm, featuring the simultaneous opening of six galleries inside Palazzo Cicogna in Milan.

Opening on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:00 pm
cocktail & macarons

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