ART BASEL 2021
24 – 26 September 2021
On the occasion of Art Basel 2021, Tornabuoni Art, with the support of the Foundation Enrico Castellani, is pleased to present a series of works by Enrico Castellani created between 1958 and 1968. This period of time, during which Castellani completed his training in Belgium and, upon his return to Italy in 1956, elaborated his method, is the moment in which the artist gave life to a series of works that can be counted among the most significant experiences of the Post-War period.
The works presented by Tornabuoni Art retrace the various stages that led Castellani to overcome the informal tendency until the creation of his first relief surfaces and the consequent reflections on painting and art. These reflections he shared with Piero Manzoni, with whom he founded the magazine Azimuth and the homophonous art gallery (Azimut), leading Donald Judd to identify Castellani as one of the precursors of minimalism (Specific Objects, 1965).
Image: Enrico Castellani at work in his studio, 1968. ©Giorgio Colombo