Local History will take place concurrently in London and New York, inaugurating the gallery’s new space at 22 Old Bond Street on October 13. The exhibition captures a fleeting but profound moment of creative intersection in the careers of three exalted Post-war artists. Local History brings together rarely seen early works of the 1950s through early 1970s by Enrico Castellani, Donald Judd, and Frank Stella, and juxtaposes them with important later examples that reveal each artist's distinct evolution and the varying degrees of reverberation from their brief aesthetic collision in the 1960s. Local History has been organized by noted curator and art historian Linda Norden, with Peter Ballantine, who is regarded a leading expert in the work of Donald Judd and was one of the artist’s long-time fabricators. A book featuring an essay by Norden will complement the exhibition.
The exhibition coincides with AZIMUT/H: Continuity and Newness, on view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice from September 20, 2014 to January 19, 2015, celebrating Azimut/h, the Milan gallery and eponymous review founded in 1959 by Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni. Castellani’s work is also featured in the major exhibition ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, on view October 10, 2014 through January 7, 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
AZIMUT/H: Continuity and Newness, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York