Modern and Contemporary Exhibitions
Brun Fine Art organises regular exhibitions highlighting the work of both established and highly promising artists. Our choices are guided by aesthetic content, the poetics of the artists and their respective artistic paths, all deserving of being known and appreciated. The curiosity to go beyond what risks becoming mere icon; the desire to present an art world that is not a desert populated by a very few, sometimes over-used, individuals, but instead an open field churning with ideas; the wish to share knowledge of real artistic research; the emotion and pleasure of looking at a work of art together: all of this guides the, sometimes bold, choices of Brun Fine Art in the world of modern and contemporary art.
Come visit our exhibitions at our gallery in Old Bond Street, where you can get a copy of the exhibition catalogue, packed with images and critical essays, or explore our current exhibitions and the previous ones through virtual tours (Matterport) and the catalogues available in digital form online.
Alongside our main exhibitions in London are two special series: Perspectives and Connections. Lastly, during this period of transition due to the pandemic, some of the exhibitions will be held and accessible exclusively online. This does not, however, detract from the experience of discovery.
This series is rooted in the desire to concentrate on particular years in the artist’s production that were marked by determinate themes and specific bodies of work, distinguished by the techniques or languages used and that have engaged artists at determinate points in their respective paths. The aim is not to represent, insofar as possible, the artist as a whole but rather to focus attention on a few specific aspects. Generally, these are highly homogeneous solo exhibitions displaying a small number of works over a relatively short period of time, allowing us to shift the focus to interesting new areas of artistic production. Since these exhibitions as a rule feature artists that have already been represented by Brun Fine Art, the idea is to go back together to increase knowledge from different intriguing angles.
This exhibition series marks the start of a cultural project that links Brun Fine Art with public institutions, museums and other art galleries in different European cities. This partnership makes it possible to contribute to knowledge of individual and groups of artists through shared choices that have the advantage of dialoguing with the different locations and cultural sensibilities. Since the exhibitions are held in museums and galleries in different cities often outside the United Kingdom, besides the opportunity to go and see them in person there is also the possibility of discovering the shows on the Brun Fine Art website. There, the individual works of art can be studied in detail and, as with the other exhibitions, the catalogues are available in digital form. Finally, visitors have the opportunity to explore a virtual installation that allows them to see the works in dialogue with one another, contributing to understanding the poetic language expressed by the artist in the works selected for the exhibition.
Corrado Cagli: MutationsPerspectives Series - Online exhibition curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 23 December 2020 - 21 February 2021
Corrado Cagli: Mutations is the first in a tightly focused series titled “Perspectives”, the aim of which is to take a close look at some of the themes and techniques that characterised, for a certain period, the production of artists that have already been represented by Brun Fine Art in the past.
The first exhibitions in the Perspectives series will be, by force of circumstance, exclusively online. However, we are also working on a packed calendar of on-site opportunities to view and fully appreciate the works of art in person, as early as 2021.
Mangiaterra & Marcucci: Urbino OriginsConnections Series - Museo Casa Raffaello, Urbino. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 29 October 2020 - 11 April 2021
At the end of the 1960s, Bruno Marcucci from Cagli (Pesaro and Urbino) arrived at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, followed soon after by Bruno Mangiaterra from Loreto (Ancona). The two students did exactly what Concetto Pozzati (director of the Academy) was imagining when he wrote in 1972 “Our shared effort is to stimulate and build an interdisciplinary space […] so as to contribute to the training of the artist understood as technician/professional and ‘intellectual’”. The two artists’ works from the 1970s are highly emblematic and representative of the cultural climate that surrounded them in Urbino and the teachings they voraciously absorbed. The recent works of both artists are on view next to the first gallery, which features an homage to Pier Paolo Calzolari (the two students’ teacher at the time).
Oscar Piattella: Disintegration and UnityConnections Series - Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 5 August - 11 October 2020
Brun Fine Art invites you to visit the online exhibition Oscar Piattella: Disintegration and Unity as a virtual companion to the physical exhibition currently help at the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria in Pesaro, Italy. Oscar Piattella was born in Pesaro in 1932. Taking inspiration from artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Georges Mathieu, Alberto Burri and Edgardo Manucci, Piattella uses materials that are far removed from painterly tradition. He elaborates on an own abstract visual language that considers the visions of nature and the outcomes of pictorial thinking that are characteristic for his world.
One Planet One FutureConnections Series - Florence, Palazzo Larderel 11 - 30 June 2019
During Pitti Immagine Uomo, a new exhibition will open from June 11th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019 organized by Pandini-Brun Fine Art and One Planet One Future. The show will be hosted in the 16th Century Palazzo Larderel in Florence which is considered to be one of the most beautiful Palazzos in Italy. This collaboration will be the second time art dealer, Pilar Pandini, and leading environmental artist, Anne de Carbuccia, have come together to create a unique art experience; the first time was during Frieze London in fall 2018.
Giorgio Tentolini: ParnassósOnline. Curated by Nicolas Tini Brunozzi 28 April - 26 June 2020
Against an entirely blank, monochrome background, ten meticulously arranged layers of metal mesh, painstakingly planned and patiently cut out by hand, create the chiaroscuro gradations that make up the faces of young women and mannequins, details of classical statuary, architectural interiors and cityscapes.
The artist’s analytical approach to vision, which derives from his training in the graphic arts and professional experience as a photographer, led him in the early years of the new century to separate faces, bodies and natural elements into levels of light using overlapping layers of acetate and Plexiglas or strips of acetate and wood, then coming to describe his subjects, between 2007 and 2010, by cutting out a series of modules in layers of PVC mesh or incising the areas of light and shadow in paper and tulle (2014–2015). During this period, he displayed his work in London, Berlin and Amsterdam.
Jorrit Tornquist - Solar Spectrum38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Enrico Gariboldi 11 February - 9 April 2020
Brun Fine Art is delighted to announce Jorrit Tornquist. Solar Spectrum, the new exhibition on the Austrian abstract artist Jorrit Tornquist (Graz, 1938), author and promoter of scientific studies on colours and sensory experience. Opening on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 38 Old Bond Street, the exhibition will explore the theme of how Tornquist creatively uses the colour, light, geometry and formal composition to interact with the viewer’s sensory perception, featuring an impressive selection of paintings and sculptures that share this common theme.
GRUPPO DEL CENOBIO. Fontana, Manzoni and the Avant-Garde38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 2 October - 22 November 2019
With this exhibition, Brun Fine Art is exploring the avant-garde of the Cenobio group, which emerged in 1960s Milan in a fertile, international cultural climate following the crisis of Art Informel. The group’s emergence was rooted in the teachings of Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968) and the relationships, in some cases also collaborations, between its members and Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963). The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the studios of the living artists and the archives where their art is preserved.
MARIO SIRONI: SIGNS & COLOURS38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 8 March - 24 May 2019 Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera PV: 7 March 2019, 6-8pm Brun Fine Art is proud to present the exhibition MARIO SIRONI signs & colours, offering a significant body of works by...
ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE by Anne de Carbuccia38 Old Bond Street, London. 28 September - 15 November 2018
Brun Fine Art is delighted to announce the new gallery exhibition One Planet One Future. The solo exhibition will feature more than twenty photographs by French-American environmental artist Anne de Carbuccia. The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention to pressing environmental issues through the use of photographs, installations and videos. The travelling project One Planet One Future features the artistic photographs taken by Anne on her expeditions around the world to raise awareness on human-caused threats to the environment and the planet, and to promote sustainable behaviours and life styles. Her photographs have already been exhibited in museums and public institutions in Europe and America, and are part of several private collections.
Corrado Cagli: From Rome to New York38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera 23 February - 8 June 2018
Brun Fine Art is very proud to present the first UK solo show of the pioneering Italian artist Corrado Cagli (Ancona 1910-Roma 1976), also known as Maestro Cagli. The first-ever selling exhibition, titled Corrado Cagli: From Rome to New York, will be organised in collaboration with the Archivio Corrado Cagli (Rome) and will run from 23rd February, significantly the artist's day of birth, to 8th of June 2018. Curated by Alberto Mazzacchera, the show will feature over forty works by Maestro Cagli on view for the first time in the UK. Presented across the two floors of the Old Bond Street gallery, two main strands of the artist's career will be referenced: the Roman School of Painting (1920s-1930s), and the informal period (1940s-1950s). Corrado Cagli: From Rome to New York will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with introductory essays by curator Alberto Mazzacchera.
Wang Yigang - Through Color38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Enrico Gariboldi 3 - 28 October 2017 Brun Fine Art is pleased to present Through Colour, an exhibition of paintings by Wang Yigang, Chinese artists born in 1961 that since the early 80s creates striking abstract paintings....
Renzo Bergamo38 Old Bond Street, London. Curated by Enrico Gariboldi 26 May - 25 June 2017 “Creativity is an immense black sea where once in a while a light shines” - Renzo Bergamo. Brun Fine Art is pleased to present, in collaboration with Associazione Renzo Bergamo per l’Arte e per la Scienza, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Renzo Bergamo (1934-2004) on view at the London gallery from the 26th of May to the 25th of June 2017. With this exhibition Brun Fine Art celebrates the opening of the new gallery space on the first and second floor of 38 Old Bond Street. The exhibition includes works realised between the 1960s to the final years of the artist’s life, bringing together an important selection of over thirty works from the artist’s oeuvre. A published catalogue with the text written by Enrico Gariboldi, who curated a major exhibition on the artist in 1994 in Milan, accompanies the works presented by Brun Fine Art.