3 July - 15 September
Born in Florence, but Milanese by adoption, Paolo Scheggi (1940-1971) was one of the protagonists of Spatialism and the neo-avant-gardes of the 1960s. This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Associazione Paolo Scheggi, is the first to be dedicated to the artist by a museum in Britain, and spans his brief yet endlessly inventive career. Scheggi is best-known for his vibrant canvases incorporating elliptical or circular openings; these built on the pioneering example of Lucio Fontana, who represented something of a spiritual father to him during the early years of his career. However, Scheggi was a multifaceted artist whose work embraced many spheres of creative activity with striking coherence.
39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN
19:00 – 20:00
Late Opening, Concert
Join us for a live music performance by Fleix Macintosh and Igor Olejar as part of their mini-series of silent gigs that bring live music to spaces that do not usually present it, but with zero noise pollution.
With a combination of a few headphones and a low-energy FM transmitter, the performers will transmit music to anyone standing or sitting nearby (10 – 20 metre radius).
Free with an admission ticket purchased on the day.
The gallery is a 6 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station, 9 minutes walk from Essex Road station and 11 minutes walk from Canonbury station.
Buses: The 271 stops outside of the gallery and the 4, 19, 30, 43 stop on Upper Street/Canonbury Lane.
Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice tfl.gov.uk.