The Berthet-Aittouarès gallery celebrates 20 years of showing Mario Giacomelli’s work.
Noticed in 1963 by John Szarkowski, director of photography at the Museum of Modern
Art (MoMA) in New York City, his work gains the same year visibility in Europe through
an exhibition at the international Cultureel Centrum Meir of Anvers and, in 1975, at the
Victoria and Albert Museum of London.
By supporting the artist since 1999, the Berthet-Aittouarès gallery has contributed to his
recognition in France. In 2006, while the gallery was organizing its second exhibition,
the National Library of France dedicated for the first time an entire retrospective to the
It seems that Giacomelli places little emphasis on the subject. During his entire life, he
remains devoted to the region of Marche from which he declines without weariness all
the landscapes of the region, in a contrasted tonality and almost always on the verge of
abstraction. Yet, far from being monotonous, every piece of this production falls within
the variation of one poetic metaphor.
Through the recollection of the artist’s landscapes, the Berthet-Aittouarès gallery takes
a fresh look on the complexity of this artist, who expresses himself with the same bliss
through paint and poetry.
Thirty original prints dating from 1957 to 1990 will be presented.
Since the gallery's lauching in 1986, Michèle Aittouarès and Odile Aittouarès-Inzerilo's selection merges drawings, sculptures, videos, and photography.