12 June 2017
Bill Viola Elected Honorary Royal Academician. Bill Viola has been made an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The title of Honorary Academician goes to distinguished artists who do not reside in the UK. The 80 full Academicians, all of whom are practicing artists, vote for up to two honorary members each year. Viola is selected this year alongside Kiki Smith.

studio giangaleazzo visconti

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Founded in  2002, Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti mostly represents Conceptual Italian artists and artists of the Arte Povera Movement, such as Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Piero Manzoni, Alighiero Boetti, and also Mario Schifano, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gino De Dominicis.

Over the years the gallery has helped foster the careers of young artists, among others, Laura Matei, Matteo Montani, Maurizio Pellegrin and Jedd Novatt.

The art gallery is located in the historical Palazzo Cicogna in the center of Milan and it is made of several bright rooms facing a magnificent garden. 
The activity takes place in the space which used to be Lucio Fontana’s Studio.