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Ambika P3 announces Exhibition by Greco-Italian Artist Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis - Untitled (2003 Venice).

LONDON.- Greco-Italian artist Jannis Kounellis, a
key figure in international contemporary art for over forty years, will create
major new works, especially conceived for Ambika P3.
Using the
unique characteristics offered by the spaces of Ambika P3 as his canvas, this
major new exhibition, presented by Sprovieri Gallery, will be the first solo
presentation by Kounellis in a public London space since the Whitechapel Art
Gallery exhibition in 1982.
Starting his career as a painter, Kounellis
still describes his practice as painting. His first paintings were exactly the
size of one of the walls in his house. Physical space then became his canvas and
in this respect the actual making of his works also becomes something of a
performance, in which the space is articulated by the placing of the objects
within it. It is no surprise therefore that Kounellis works only within
carefully selected spaces.