London 29 April - 22 May 2009
“A particular time is not recognisable in what I do […] A work of art can find asylum only in a country without time, in a land without horizons, in a time without time […]. It is natural that the fate of a work is to be public but, even if it might seem a contradiction, I think that the only indispensable condition for a minimum of truth to survive is in secrecy and mystery. Mystery, this is precisely the word”. Claudio Parmiggiani. Simon Lee Gallery is delighted to present a new body of work by Italian conceptual artist Claudio Parmiggiani, one of the first exhibitions of his work in the U.K. During his time at the Istituto di Belle Arti di Modena (1958-1960), Parmiggiani frequented the studio of Giorgio Morandi, whose work was to have a profound impact on him. The spirit of Marcel Duchamp and Piero Manzoni was...