Italian modern and post-war contemporary art
Cardi gallery specializes in Italian modern and post-war contemporary art. In April 1972, Renato Cardi founded the gallery to pursue his passion for promoting and collecting contemporary Italian artists. Today we continue to use the gallery as a platform to shape the arts and culture landscape in Milan and throughout Italy. Cardi gallery has cultivated and helped build the careers of many Italian artists. In the early 1970s, Renato Cardi began collecting the work of under-recognized artists such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Michelangelo Pistoletto and started to build a distinguished collection of works from the Arte Povera movement. Through the support of these artists and by presenting their work at Galleria Cardi, both the gallery and Renato gained a reputation for being a critical steward and launching some of their careers. The gallery has been active for more than 35 years and has recently open a venue in London. Each year Cardi gallery produces at least four exhibitions in each venue accompanied by a catalogue and participates in several international art fairs. The seasonal shows and involvement in art fairs highlight the gallery’s comprehensive holdings of Italian modern and post-war contemporary works from the artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Enrico Castellani, Luciano Fabro, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis and Michelangelo Pistoletto, but also the focus of the gallery on Minimalism and Zero Group artists. Cardi gallery’s expertise in Italian modern, post-war contemporary art, and more specifically in Arte Povera, Minimalism and Zero Group, has helped shape significant private European and American collections. The gallery regularly lends from its robust holdings to major museums around the world.
Domenico Bianchi, Alighiero Boetti, Agostino Bonalumi, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Donald Judd, Jannis Kounellis, Sol LeWitt, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Fausto Melotti, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Mimmo Paladino, Pino Pinelli, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Rotella, Cy Twombly, Günther Uecker, Giuseppe Uncini, Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol, Gilberto Zorio