crated by Marco Tonelli
16 aprile-7 maggio 2015

Starting from April 16, 2015, the spaces of the Russo Art Gallery in Istanbul welcome the first anthology dedicated to Massimo Giannoni, The wisdom of silence, curated by Marco Tonelli.

On display twenty works specially created for the occasion: from the characteristic bookcases to the interiors of libraries, from the interiors of the trading rooms of the stock exchanges to the city views, the exhibition offers the Turkish public a selection of the typical and different subjects that have made Massimo Giannoni an artist as recognizable as he is known.

The artist, who has been working exclusively with the Russo Gallery for about eight years, is the first among Italian artists to choose bookstores and historical libraries as the subject, favorite subjects in his artistic practice for over twenty years. These representations are flanked by business exchanges, squares and great views of the cities which, with their charm, attract the attention of the viewer.

Books, shelves, decorative elements and interior architecture create an evocative setting that stops time between present, past, tradition and current events.

In the central district of Beyoglu, the beating and lively heart of the cosmopolitan agglomeration, the Russo Art Gallery stands as a meeting point for different cultures and an artistic and cultural center with a rich future perspective.