Mazzoleni presents Toscani Chez Mazzoleni, the first solo exhibition at the London gallery by the internationally celebrated photographer and art director Oliviero Toscani. The show follows the major exhibition that took place at Mazzoleni Torino between November 2022 and January 2023. Bringing together a curated selection of photographs chosen by the artist himself, the London show presents new and historical shots – printed on microcement using an innovative technique – to the UK art scene.
A special event with the participation of the artist at the Embassy of Italy in London will complement the exhibition, presenting his other ongoing project Razza Umana (Human Race) on 26 April.
Mazzoleni was founded in Turin in 1986 by Giovanni and Anna Pia Mazzoleni as a natural evolution of their private collection started in the 1950s. The historic Turin space occupies two floors of Palazzo Panizza, overlooking the central square ‘Piazza Solferino.’ The London space opened in 2014 in Mayfair to grow the gallery’s international exposure.
Over the past three decades Mazzoleni has organised solo and group exhibitions of more than 200 prominent Italian and international artists with a museum-calibre exhibition programme focused on Post-War Italian Art, working in close cooperation with artists’ estates and foundations. Under the leadership of Davide and Luigi Mazzoleni, the gallery has expanded its activity forging new collaborations with leading contemporary artists, promoting Italian art on a global level.
Mazzoleni participates in the main international and Italian art fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze, and TEFAF, as well as Artissima, Artefiera and Miart. Most recently, the gallery has expanded its reach towards new art scenes with its participation in Frieze Seoul, Art Abu Dhabi and Art Dubai.
The gallery collection is exhibited in museums and institutions worldwide, such as: the Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York; the Smithsonian Institution in Washington; The State Ermitage Museum in St. Petersburg; Tate and the Estorick Collection in London, as well as Museo del Novecento in Florence, the GNAM in Rome, Museo Madre in Naples, Triennale Milano and Palazzo Reale in Milan, and the Venice Biennale.