Since its opening, Galleria Michela Cattai has focused on the study, research and selection of works of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design by some of the most important artists and designers of the twentieth century and brought them together under one roof.

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Claudio Parmiggiani


Claudio Parmiggiani initially studied at the Institute of Fine Arts of Modena (1958 -1960) and in those years began to frequent the studio of Giorgio Morandi inBologna. His work would later be strongly influenced by this experienceIn 1965,he exhibited for the first time at the Feltrinelli Library of Bologna. From 1970, thefirst Delocazioni, works and environments shadows and footprints made by the useof dust, fire and smoke, were created. These particular type of works, that reflectthe theme of absence and the passing of time in visible tracks, were to be furtherdeveloped in subsequent years for example, at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 1997. In his career, far from over, Claudio Parmiggiani  proved himself as one ofthe leading figures of Italian art of the post War period. His style is unclassifiable, however it assumes a unique and unimitable position in the contemporary scene. In 2000 he made the lighthouse of Iceland, a permanent, lonely and bright piece of work, located on the outskirts of Reykjavik, along theroad that leads to some of the most famous volcanoes and glaciers of the Atlanticisland. The works of Claudio Parmiggiani can be found in permanent collections in both Italian and interational museums.