Greene Naftali gallery, New York
February 28 – March 30, 2013
Greene Naftali is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by the influential Italian artist Gianni Colombo (1937– 1993). This will be the artist’s first solo show in the United States.
Among the most important Italian artists of his generation, and a leading figure in the international field of kinetic art, Colombo’s work is widely known in Europe but has scarcely been exhibited in the United States. This exhibition aims to introduce the range and impact of Gianni Colombo’s pioneering practice to the American public, with a specific focus on the period from 1953 – 1975. Colombo’s relationship to conceptual art, his anticipation of early American minimalism, and his role as a precursor to Arte Povera, are highlighted. The artist Lucio Fontana was a close colleague and supporter of Colombo.