A Heart of Darkness: Giulio Paolini at Marian Goodman Gallery and the Librairie, Paris

Obsessed as I am with all things Italian, the thinly disguised text I set out to pen about Paolini at Goodman, rapidly digressed into something bigger, and what I can only describe as a vanishing Italianate sensibility. I can even now feel myself sentimentalising a whole raft of artists who have disappeared – or who may do so soon, and cannot but wonder what they have shown us and what we might lose in consequence of their eventual departures. After years of searching, seeing and researching, the names Parmiggiani, Fabro, Pistoletto, Paolini and Merz will resonate in my heart and brain for as long as I shall live and breathe. READ

Photo credit: In volo (Icaro e Ganimede), 2019, Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery and the Artist

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