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Piero Gilardi, Naturae Semper

Castello di Perno renews and reaffirms its recent vocation to contemporary art with the solo exhibition dedicated to Piero Gilardi and entitled Naturæ Semper. Curated by Musketeers in collaboration with Gufram and with the support of Galleria Giraldi, the exhibition is located in the ancient and fascinating spaces of the structure that was the cultural crucible and operational base of the Einaudi Publishing House, telling through thirty-nine works the poetics of the Master and the history of His collaboration with the well-known Barolo furniture and design company. In fact, famous objects of Italian design created by Gilardi for Gufram are brought together and presented to the public for the first time, such as the Pavépiuma carpet from 1967, the Sassi seating system from the following year, the bitten Mela armchair from 1971, the Sassi lamp from 1973 and the Massolo coffee table from 1974, just to remember the most famous: iconic pieces, some of which are present in prestigious international collections ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, from the Denver Art Museum to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

1st-8th November, 2020

The exhibition can be visited by appointment. Please book your visit via email


Ample emphasis is then given to the artistic production of the Master, with a rich selection of his famous Nature Carpets, through which over five decades of activity and the richness of a poetic corpus are exhaustively described consistent but always able to renew itself and fascinate the viewer. Landscape pieces, almost life-size, sculpted in polyurethane foam and painted in an absolutely realistic way, bordering on hyperrealism, created to interact sensibly with the body and mind of the user, to welcome him and be traveled, crossed, touched, experienced which have not artistically, visually and conceptually, forerunners and which place Gilardi among the greatest innovators of the visual arts of the late twentieth century. For the occasion, a publication edited by The Musketeers will be published with a critical text by Gianni Schiavon and an interview with the Maestro by Clarissa Tempestini.