Richard Long and Giuseppe Penone at Tucci Russo Tucci Russo Studio

Richard Long and Giuseppe Penone at Tucci Russo Tucci Russo Studio

Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea

March 20, 2006

Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea


two one – man exhibitions:




“Sulla punta della matita si specchia la pelle dell’ universo”
(The skin of the universe is mirrored upon the pencil tip)

February 11 to april 30, 2006

Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea opened recently Richard Long and Giuseppe Penone’s one-man exhibitions.

The artists make use of all the spaces of the gallery: Richard Long’s works are displayed in the ground floor area and Giuseppe Penone exhibits his works throughout the 3 rooms sized 750m of the gallery first floor.

Richard Long, although being often included among the “Land Art” group, has always felt himself poetically closer to the “Arte Povera”, exhibiting for the first time in Düsseldorf in 1968 at the Konrad Fischer’s gallery and in the same year taking part in the Amalfi’s Festival of Free Expression “A3: Arte e Azione Povera”.

His artistic creation consists in walking, leaving traces, organizing simple shapes such as circles, lines, ellipses, using whatever the land offers him, in a sort of artist’s self-portrait as a mirror of the history of mankind, where primary elements like stones, logs and mud, assembled by the sculptor’s energy, become art. In the show, recent works are exhibited: Photo Text works, Mud works as well as sculptures made out of materials originated from the Val Pellice area.

Giuseppe Penone is part of the Arte Povera group.

From his first exhibition of 1968 in Turin, until now, he has showed his works in several museums. The latest has been his one-man show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

In the exhibition entitled “The skin of the universe mirrored upon the pencil tip”, he shows a series of recent works creating a dialogue between graphite as drawing material, and bronze as sculpture material.

These works witness his research on the imprint, seen as involuntary and brute image of the body, and tactile, hence sculptural, knowledge of the world surrounding us.

More images about the shows:

About Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea

The Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea was founded in Turin in 1975 by Antonio Tucci Russo.

The gallery held its first exhibition, of Pier Paolo Calzolari’s work, in 1975. Artists presented in the early years included Remo Salvadori, Marco Bagnoli, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis and Marisa Merz. They were followed by other Italian artists such as Alfredo Pirri, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone and American and European artists such as Maria Nordman, Thomas Schütte, Harald Klingelhöller, Lili Dujourie, Richard Long, Tony Cragg, Daniel Buren and Jan Vercruysse.

Recent entries: Gianni Caravaggio, Björn Dahlem, Francesco Gennari, Paolo Piscitelli, Robin Rhode, Conrad Shawcross.

In 1994 the gallery, about 1000 sq. meters exhibition space, moved to Torre Pellice, a small town near Turin, where it occupies a fascinating former textile mill.

Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea

Via Stamperia 9

10066 Torre Pellice (Torino)


Telephone 39 0121.953.357

Fax 39 0121.953.459

opening hours:

from wednesday to sunday – 10:30 a.m. / 13 p.m. – 3 p.m./ 7 p.m.

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