GIOVANNI ANSELMO, GINO DE DOMINICIS, PAOLO ICARO, UGO MULAS, GILBERTO ZORIO | Renverser ses yeux. Autour de l'Arte Povera 1960- 1975: photographie, film, vidéo | GROUP SHOW
- Jeu De Paume - Le Bal
- 11 ottobre 2022 – 29 gennaio 2023
Ugo Mulas (Pozzolengo 1928 – Milano 1973).
In 1948 moves to Milano where he is in touch with artists and intellectuals that meet at the Brera Fine Arts Academy and at the Jamaica Bar. Self-taught, he soon realizes that being a photographer means to provide a critical testimony of the society in which one lives, the society after World War II.
It is this sensitivity that leads Mulas to his first subjects: the suburbs of Milan, the Central Station and his friends at Jamaica Bar in 1953-1954.
In 1954 he was assigned to document the Venice Biennale together with photojournalist and friend Mario Dondero. He covers every Venice Biennale until 1972 photographing its most important moments such as Alberto Giacometti's protest at the award ceremony (1962) and the success of American Pop artists (1964). At 1964 Biennale he meets art critic Alan Solomon, art dealer Leo Castelli and the Pop Artists. Following his curiosity for this new art movement between 1964 and 1967, he travels to New York where he puts together an extraordinary body of images published in the book “New York: the new art scene” (1967).
His interests in the artistic practice, in the making of Art, leads him to photograph Italian and foreign artists of the 50s and 60s in their studios while at work (Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and many others) but also the studio itself without people, focusing on the details and the place and anticipating future developments of this topic in photography.
Influenced by the new forms of experimentation in Art, he applies that same approach to photography, working until the end of his life to his long term unfinish project Verifiche (1962-1970) a major study on the concept of photography, composed of texts and images produced through an intensive work in the dark room.
His new approach to the use of the image gave birth to important theatrical collaborations where he conceived a new model of theatre stage photography and experienced alternative uses of photography for the scenes on stage.
Lia Rumma Gallery is pleased to participate in Frieze London 2022 with a presentation of works by artists of our gallery roaster including Marina Abramović, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Wael Shawky, Ettore Spalletti, Gian Maria Tosatti and Tobias Zielony.
The Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali presents the exhibition Dialoghi. Pino Pascali e Ugo Mulas, curated by Alessio de’Navasques in collaboration with the Ugo Mulas Archive, with scientific coordination by Rosalba Branà. Forty-one black-and-white images, rare vintage prints, little-known series or never exhibited in their entirety, trace a cross-section of encounters
Marina Abramović, Vanessa Beecroft, Paolo Icaro, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Luca Monterastelli, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Wael Shawky, Haim Steinbach, Ettore Spalletti, Gian Maria Tosatti, Tobias Zielony, Gilberto Zorio
Vanessa Beecroft, Giuliano Dal Molin, Michele Guido, Alfredo Jaar, Paolo Icaro, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Marzia Migliora, Luca Monterastelli, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Ettore Spalletti, Wael Shawky, Gian Maria Tosatti, Tobias Zielony, Gilberto Zorio