Melzi Fine Art and Alon Zakaim Fine Art will present Dinamicaダイナミック, an exhibition of Japanese and Italian post-war art from the 1950s to the present day.
3 October - 7 November 2017
Alon Zakaim Fine Art
5-7 Dover Street
London W1S 4LD
The group show will explore some connections between Italian and Japanese artists desiring to transform and redefine their art after World War II. It will address the relationships of materiality, composition and process to examine the artistic similarities and differences between the two cultures. Key Gutai artists, Shozo Shimamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Shu Takahashi and Kazuo Shiraga will be presented in relationship with Italian post-war masters such as Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani and Arnaldo Pomodoro. The exhibition will also host a selection of contemporary Japanese and Italian artists as Kenjiro Azuma, Koji Yamamoto, Matteo Negri and Stefano Perrone.
The viewer will be encouraged to look deeply at the artworks on show, discovering their own interconnections between the works produced during this dynamic period and the enduring influence on contemporary Italian and Japanese artists today. Throughout the exhibition distinct parallels and compelling comparisons will be explored by placing the art of the East and West in juxtaposition.
After World War II, Japanese artists started using new materials, radical subjects and organizing experimental performance. Meanwhile, Italian artists such as Castellani and Fontana experimented with spatial perceptions and the idea of the canvas itself to redefine established artistic models.
Dinamicaダイナミック will be on display at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St. London W1S 4LD from 3 October - 7 November 2017. Entry will be free to this selling exhibition and gallery opening hours will be 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Weekends by appointment only.