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The Flat - Massimo Carasi

The gallery first opened in Mantua in 1987, from an idea of Massimo Carasi and Antonella Magalini. In 1989, they presented their first important solo show of the artist Giuseppe Penone, which featured 24 works on A4 paper that depicted the marks of pressed herbs and eleven human nail scratches in plaster.
Until 2001, the gallery organized over one hundred exhibitions (solo and group shows) in the Mantua based gallery as well as in public spaces. Some of these artists included: Botto & Bruno (Venice Biennial 2001), Marco Neri (Venice Biennial 2001), Sara Rossi (Venice Biennial 2003), Loris Cecchin, etc.

In 2002, the gallery moved to Milan and Daniela Barbieri became the third partner. The exposition space radically changed from a centrally positioned gallery in the historical Art town of Mantua, to an apartment in the centre of Milan. The new gallery, called The Flat, began to show emerging international artists such as: Oliver Pietsch (video), Kirstine Roepstorff (installation) Mario Rizzi (Relational Art), Dimitrios Antonitsis (photography), Anila Rubiku (embroidery on paper), as well as Italian artists lik... [ Read all ]

Milan

Italy
Address:
The Flat - Massimo Carasi Via Paolo Frisi 3 (Porta Venezia)
20129
Phone: +39 (0)2 58313809
Fax: +39 (0)2 58313809
Website: www.carasi.it




Artists Represented

Emmanuelle Antille, Filippo Armellin, Guido Bagini, Michael Bevilacqua, Scott Campbell, Paolo Cavinato, Carl D'alvia, Edward Del Rosario, Cristiano De Gaetano, Greta Fraau, Michael Johansson, Filippo La Vaccara, Wendell Gladstone, Asuka Ohsawa, Patte Loper, Pesce Khete, Petri Ala-maunus, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Weronika Matyjek, Ciaran Murphy, Michelangelo Penso, Oliver Pietsch, Ward Shelley, Mario Rizzi


Sample Art Work (32)

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Current Exhibitions

It's all fun and games /Asuka Ohsawa, Edward del Rosario
22 November 2013 >> 19 January 2014
Opening exhibition : Thursday 21 November from 6.30PM

In the myth of Cain and Abel, the two brothers symbolically represent two different ways of living : one in time and the other in space (1). We live the metaphorical condition of Cain and his fratricide. We live in an age where time cancels out space. Indeed, Abel represents the principle of the constant expansion of space – where nothing is permanent, where there is no opportunity for human artifice and no possibility of a systematic industrial exploitation of its resources. With the symbolic murder of Abel, men started attributing preeminence to time, thereby developing a culture in which life was organized and restricted to infinite fragments, seasons and cycles, while space was given limited importance and considered merely as a resource.

In line with these ideas, I decided to produce images of spaces composed of lands, skies and seas: these are the basic elements that we lack today and for this reason they have become the most expressive. Looking at these works, their inter... [ Read all ]


Forthcoming Exhibitions

Land Cycles / Filippo Armellin
22 March >> 25 May
Opening exhibition : Thursday 21 March from 6.30PM


Previous Exhibitions

2013
18/12/12 - 24/02/13 "Still Lifes" Michael Johansson - Solo Show 18/12/12 - 23/02 Group Show
2012 25/10 - 02/12 "State of things" Ward Shelley - Solo Show
10/04 - 09/06 "Behind The Curtains" Paolo Cavinato - Solo Show
19/01 - 07/04 "Perfectible Geometries" Guido Bagini, Paolo Cavinato, Michael Johansson, Michelangelo Penso - Group Show

2011
27/10 - 23/12 "Sulle River" Pesce Khete - Solo Show
15/09 - 22/10 "Space Invaders - The Next Generation" Asuka Ohsawa - Solo Show
10/03 - 30/04 "Catastrophe Ballet" Michael Bevilacqua - Solo Show
13/01 - 05/03 "Familiar Abstractions" Michael Johansson - Solo Show

2010
30/11 - 08/01/11 "Black Genetic" Michelangelo Penso - Solo Show
30/11 - 08/01/11 "Geometry of ecstasy" Emmanuelle Antille - Solo Show
18/09 - 13/11 "An intelligent design" Paolo Cavinato - Solo Show
20/06 - 31/07 "the limbo collection" - Group show
22/04 - 15/06 "Bas'n'reliefs" Cristiano De Gaetano - Solo Show
18/02 - 13/04 "Empire" Patte Loper, Edward del Rosario - Double Solo
01/12 - 10/02 "Inner space" Emmanuelle Antille, Michael Johansson, Oliver Pietsch ... [ Read all ]


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Art Fairs

2013
Volta NY March 7-10

2012
Scope Miami December 4-9
Slick Art Fair Paris October 18-21
Scope Basel June 12-17
Miart Milan April 13-15
Drawing Now Fairs - Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain 26March-1April
Scope NY March 7-11
Artefiera Bologna January 27-30

2011
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair November 24-27
Slick Art Fair Paris October 20-23
Art Athina May 12-15
Artefiera Bologna January 28-30

2010
Slick Art Fair Paris October 21-24
Art Athina May 13-16
Artefiera Bologna January 29-31

2009
Show off Paris October 22-25
Volta Basel June 8-13
ViennaFair May 7-10
Volta NY March 5-8
Artefiera Bologna January 23-26
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Contact-Directors/Staff

Massimo Carasi, Antonella Magalini, Daniela Barbieri


Opening Times

Tues-Sat, 2.00-7.30 pm & by appointment