Galleria Lia Rumma is celebrating the launch of Expo Milano 2015 with three large installations by Giovanni Anselmo, Wolfgang Laib and Ettore Spalletti. Lia Rumma has invited the three artists to create site-specific works, which will take up all the floors in the Milan gallery. They will be presented to the public on Sunday 3rd May 2015.
Since the mid-sixties, the German artist Wolfgang Laib has been creating installations of solemn simplicity, with an aesthetic take on the recomposition of organic materials that contain the seed of life and the power of nourishment: milk, pollen, beeswax and rice. The Rice Meals for Another Body, on the ground floor of the space in Via Stilicone, conveys the essence of one of the key themes in his intensely spiritual artistic research: the idea that art plays a redeeming role that considers the body as an indissoluble whole, capable of filling the gap that traditional medicine now ignores.
A sort of religious harmony permeates through the work of Ettore Spalletti, whose group of large-format panels, Parole di colore, is on display on the first floor of the gallery. The colour in them is not confined within the frame and is applied in a slow compositional exercise, acquiring decisive importance and a soft, all-encompassing spatial quality of its own.
On the second floor of the gallery, Giovanni Anselmo will be showing a project that combines two historical works: Oltremare mentre appare verso nord est.