M77 Gallery is proud to present About Maria Lai a retrospective exhibition focused on the extraordinary talent of Sardinian artist Maria Lai which will open on Friday 28th September at 7pm.
For the opening event M77 Gallery will host the presentation of the catalogue raisonné Maria Lai. Art and connection (Ilisso, 2017) by author and scholar Elena Pontiggia. On this very occasion an amazing conversation of anecdotes and reflections will take place among Maria Sofia Pisu, niece of the artist and president of the Maria Lai Foundation and Archive, Cloe Piccoli, art critic, curator and lecturer at the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, and Elena Pontiggia, author of the book. The conversation will be a very special opportunity to open up new trajectories and prospects on the life and oeuvre of Maria Lai, across unpublished materials rigorously collected and contextualised in the volume, the precious first-hand testimony of her niece and the contribution of Cloe Piccoli.
The event will be organised around a fine selection of works, attentively curated in collaboration with the Maria Lai Archive and Foundation, which will be displayed at M77 and open to the public from Friday 28th September to Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Courtesy M77, PCM Studio.