Giò Marconi is celebrating an important career that began in 1990 working alongside his father Giorgio after first gaining some experience at Studio Marconi 17, an initial experimental workshop space run by Giò for young artists, critics and people working in the culture industry. Over a period of twenty-five years since it first opened, the gallery has developed its own consistent approach to exhibiting, combining brave choices well ahead of their time, such as the first solo exhibition by the Chapman brothers in Italy held in 1996 or the retrospective on Martin Kippenberger held in 1990, with continual talent scouting work aimed at discovering the most interesting up-and-coming artists on the international scene and a focusing on past artists, who worked with his father at Studio Marconi until 1992.
Deeply rooted in Milan’s own history and future, Giò Marconi gallery is now moving to its new location in Via Tadino 20, inside a space that has been totally redesigned by Kuehn Malvezzi, a Berlin-based firm founded in 2001 by the architects Simona Malvezzi and Wilfried and Johannes Kuehn, which specialises in designing exhibition-museum spaces and installing public-private collections from all over the world.
The exhibition will showcase artworks by twenty-five of the gallery’s artists.
- Nathalie Djurberg, Blue Donut with Glaze, 2013
- Dasha Shishkin I don’t care if I can’t understand you, but you can’t sit in the gutter all day, 2012