Preview: Tuesday 20 March, 6–8pm
21 March – 5 May 2018
Organised by Mathieu Paris
Calzolari’s paintings, sculptures and installations from the past five decades are presented in his first ever comprehensive exhibition in the UK. Originally associated with the ‘Arte Povera’ movement in the 1960s, Calzolari uses organic materials such as salt, lead, tobacco leaves, moss and burnt wood in his work. He is widely considered a pioneer of performance art and staged his first ‘happenings’ as early as 1966.
Pier Paolo Calzolari, Combustio, 1970, photo: Lorenzo Palmieri, courtesy of the artist and White Cube