Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2013, This is not propaganda. Arte contemporanea italiana. Collezione Antonio Stellatelli, L’Artistica, Savigliano.

Dedicated to contemporary Italian art, Antonio Stellatelli’s collection, curated by Marina Pizziolo and Romano Ravasio, includes paintings, sculptures and photographs by Italian artists born since 1960. The result is an original interpretation of the art situation in Italy. The book was launched in New York and New Delhi.

Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2012, The Indian Renaissance. A research project on the new frontiers of art, L’Artistica, Savigliano.

The book presents an overview of the latest contemporary Indian artworks to enter the Stellatelli collection, curated by Marina Pizziolo and Romano Ravasio. In recent years India has been experiencing an extraordinary Renaissance from the artistic, cultural and economic standpoint. This collection “in progress”, which we present as the account of a project, of a journey just embarked upon, is intended to be an Italian homage to Indian energy.

Pizziolo, M & Ben Jelloun, T 2011, Ettore de Conciliis pittore. La natura e la pace, Parlamento Europeo di Bruxelles, Il Cigno, Rome.

A monograph published to mark the exhibition at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. Marina Pizziolo and Tahar Ben Jelloun compose a double portrait of Ettore de Conciliis.

Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2009, Zhang Dali. The forbidden fascination of new China, Argo, Turin.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Turin at Palazzo della Provincia. It presents an extraordinary selection of works by one of the greatest contemporary Chinese artists: works acquired by a private Turinese collection curated by Marina Pizziolo and Romano Ravasio.

Pizziolo, M & Pratesi, F 2009, Il parco della pace. Ettore de Conciliis, Consiglio Regionale del Lazio, Rome.

A monograph published to mark the opening of the Parco della Pace, a complex work of land art created in Rome by Ettore de Conciliis. This vast plastic architectural scheme is a choral work with its conceptual epicentre in the dialogue between three large stone sculptures symbolising the three main monotheistic religions.

Barbera, L & Pizziolo, M 2009, Migneco europeo, Silvana Editoriale, Milan.

The catalogue of the retrospective held as part of the Taormina Festival. It presents an in-depth reinterpretation of the work of Giuseppe Migneco, highlighting for the first time his profound bond with European culture. Elements evocative of Van Gogh and Bacon feed the powerful originality of the language of an artist “from an island, but not isolated”.

Pizziolo, M & Sgarbi, V 2008, Corrente. Le parole della vita, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the major retrospective dedicated to the Corrente movement, held in Milan at Palazzo Reale. In 1943, when  the nightmare of bombing threatened Milan, Ernesto Treccani, founder of the movement, wrote: “In my mind I have a painting, which must be full of life and death. Black, white, grey, and some red, like lightning. We must speak the words of life to men”.

 

Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2007, Arte italiana contemporanea. New Entries, Arte-2000, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan dedicated to the latest acquisitions, the New Entries, in the Stellatelli collection, curated by Marina Pizziolo and Romano Ravasio. The New Entries are ten artists, aged between twenty-four and thirty-two, who appeared on the Italian artistic scene around the new millennium.

Pizziolo, M & Sgarbi, V 2006, Antologia della figurazione contemporanea. Italia: le ultime generazioni. 1, Skira, Milan.

The first stage of a vast overview of contemporary figuration. An unprejudiced look back at our stormy 20th century, at its ideological battles, fought on the barricades of modernity. A modernity paid for all too often with an unjust silence over the research of many artists expressing the poetry of reality.

Pizziolo, M 2006, Carlo Levi. Pitture del confino e ritratti, De Angelis, Avellino.

An extraordinary journey through the work of one of the finest intellectuals of the 20th century. Growing up in the effervescent climate of the Turin of the 1920s, Carlo Levi was able to be many things: physician, narrator, essayist, politician, painter. An opportunity to rediscover an artist who recognised in the world of the countryside “the black adolescence of centuries ready to come out and move.”

Pizziolo, M & Vanni, A 2005, Arturo Carmassi. 1980-2005, Luciano Vanni Editore, Terni.

A monograph prepared to mark the major exhibition commissioned at the Bandera Foundation when under the direction of Marina Pizziolo. It presents a fascinating reconstruction of the search of a protagonist of the European art scene.

Pizziolo, M 2005, Ettore de Conciliis. Opere 1979-2005, Skira, Milan.

A monograph that documents de Conciliis’ transition from the collective dimension of the political mural to the private one of the canvas. The life of this artist reflects the story of a whole generation of intellectuals who have experienced the failure of utopia.

Pizziolo, M & Sciaccaluga, M 2005, Barbara Nahmad. Yesterday now, Fondazione Bandera, Busto Arsizio.

The catalogue of the exhibition held at the Bandera Foundation when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo. A series of extraordinary portraits of the protagonists of the 1960s. What look like fragments of huge posters, torn by an irreverent hand to compose a mosaic, that of an age that was the catalyser that enabled ours to grow.

Pizziolo, M 2005, Il cenacolo verde. Cassinari, Migneco, Morlotti, Sassu, Treccani in Brianza, Bellavite, Missaglia.

The study of works and documents reveals a virtual crossroads, in Brianza, near Milan, for five of the protagonists of the Italian art scene between 1940 and 1990. A natural place that becomes the metaphor of a possible dialogue.

Pizziolo, M 2005, Viaggio al termine della notte. Roberto Coda Zabetta e Giovanni Manfredini, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held at the Bandera Foundation when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo. A captivating duel between two young Italian artists, increasingly appreciated on the international scene as qualified interpreters of a disquiet that is the silent drama of our time.

Chiappini, R & Pizziolo, M 2004, Aligi Sassu, MAN, Nuoro.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Sardinia at the MAN Museum. It presents a retrospective reconstruction of the painting of Aligi Sassu. One of the protagonists of the 20th century Italian art scene. From the years of his youthful Futurist militancy to that profession of faith in Realism that was to characterise all his research.

Pizziolo, M 2004, Dino Lanaro e gli artisti di Corrente, Mazzotta, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Rome in the sumptuous rooms of Castel Sant’Angelo. It presents a historical reconstruction of the painting of Dino Lanaro within the Corrente movement. One of the most important movements of 20th century Italian art.

Pizziolo, M 2004, Il corpo e l’anima. Federico Guida e Paolo Schmidlin, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held at the Bandera Foundation when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo. This fascinating comparison between painter Guida and sculptor Schmidlin inaugurated a series of duets between emerging Italian artists.

Pizziolo, M 2003, Ernesto Treccani e il movimento di Corrente, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the major exhibition held at the Bandera Foundation when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo. The catalogue offers a meticulous retrospective reconstruction of the whole career of Ernesto Treccani, one of the protagonists of 20th century Italian culture, through painting, sculpture and poetry.

Pizziolo, M 2003, Pablo Santibañez Servat ¡Hola muerte!, Galleria Marieschi, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan, in the rooms of the Treccani Museum when it was directed by Marina Pizziolo, as part of the Osservatorio project, a programme of exhibitions introducing emerging young international artists.

Pizziolo, M 2003, Donato Frisia. L’ultima stagione: 1935-1953, Bellavite, Merate.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in the rooms of Villa Confalonieri, in Merate. The book proposes a reinterpretation of the late work of Donato Frisia, the Italian artist who created an extraordinary gallery of landscapes, figures and still-lifes. “In my studio, on the easel, I always have a self-portrait to discover a moral problem and, on another easel, a still-life to resolve a technical problem”, the artist confided to critic Orio Vergani in 1948.

Pizziolo, M 2002, Mauro Betti, Il Ponte, Florence.

An exploration of the painting of Mauro Betti, an Italian artist who plotted an original career path between the iconic and the non-iconic.

Crispolti, E & Pizziolo, M 2000, Renato Guttuso. Spes contra spem. I capolavori della Fondazione Pellin, Electa, Milan.

A monograph that marks the creation of the Francesco Pellin Foundation. Dedicated to the study and popularisation of the work of Renato Guttuso, the Foundation was brought into being thanks to the commitment of Marina Pizziolo, who went on to direct it for four years.

Pizziolo, M 2000, Arturo Carmassi. Collages e sabbie 1977-1994, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Brussels and dedicated to one of the protagonists of the Italian artistic scene of the post-war period.

Pizziolo, M 1999, Aligi Sassu. Antologica 1927-1999, Skira, Milan.

The extensive catalogue by Marina Pizziolo reconstructs Sassu’s complex artistic career and contains various essays, including those by Antonio Paolucci on his painting, by Carlo Pedretti on his monumental works, by Paolo Moreno on his sculpture and by Giancarlo Bojani on his pottery. All the works exhibited in the last major retrospective held in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi shortly before Sassu’s death are documented in it.

Pizziolo, M 1999, Ernesto Treccani. Anni novanta. Opere dalla collezione Brambati, Brainframes, Imbersago.

The vast Brambati collection curated by Marina Pizziolo and Romano Ravasio offers a unique observation point from which to explore Treccani’s painting of the 1990s.

Pizziolo, M & Manciet, B 1999, Carmassi. Opere recenti, Il Ponte, Florence.

A monograph published to coincide with the exhibition held at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. With extreme cohesiveness, Carmassi raises his secular cry against the pain of living. Precious testimony of an original artistic career.

Pizziolo, M 1999, Giovanni Paganin. Sculture 1940-1985, Skira, Milan.

The catalogue of the most important retrospective of the sculpture of Giovanni Paganin, a leading artist on the Milanese art scene of the post-war period. The exhibition was held at the Museum of La Permanente in Milan.

Pizziolo, M & Menato, G 1998, Carmassi. 1950-1998, Edizione Il Ponte, Florence.

The careful reconstruction of the long artistic career of one of the protagonists of the second half of the 20th century.

Pizziolo, M 1998, Corrente e oltre. Opere dalla collezione Stellatelli. 1930-1990, Charta, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan, at the Museum of La Permanente. The Stellatelli collection offers a unique perspective on the careers of fifteen artists who participated in the Corrente movement in the period between 1930 and 1990. Sixty years of Italian art are reflected in the work of these artists.

Pizziolo, M 1998, La Milano dei Brambilla e di Buzzati. Tre amici nel naufragio dei giorni, Gallone Editore, Milan.

A fascinating reconstruction of the life-long friendship between Dino Buzzati and brothers Arturo and Alberto Brambilla. Through an extraordinary corpus of unpublished letters the lives of three extraordinary intellectuals are brought to light. The best known, Dino Buzzati, is revealed in a different, private dimension. A man who speaks of himself to his friends without modesty.

Pizziolo, M 1998, Giovanni Frangi. Demasiado tarde, Galleria Aldo Mari, Imbersago.

The catalogue of the exhibition dedicated to the winner of the Morlotti Imbersago Award 1997. The award was conceived and administered for almost a decade by Marina Pizziolo as an observatory of the Italian art scene.

Pizziolo, M 1998, Marco Petrus. Lo spazio del tempo, Galleria Aldo Mari, Imbersago.

The catalogue of the exhibition dedicated to the winner of the Morlotti Imbersago Award 1998. The award was conceived and administered for almost a decade by Marina Pizziolo as an observatory of the Italian art scene.

Pizziolo, M 1998, Corrente. Opere su carta 1938-1945, Fondazione Corrente, Milan.

The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan, at the Corrente Foundation, as a further investigation of the major retrospective commissioned at the same time at the Museum of La Permanente, again curated by Marina Pizziolo.

Pizziolo, M 1997, Donato Frisia: differita di un evento, Galleria Mari, Imbersago.

The anastatic reprint of the monograph published in 1954 to mark the exhibition commemorating Donato Frisia, held at the Civic Gallery of Modern Art in Milan. Preceded by an essay by Marina Pizziolo, this reprint made an absolutely unobtainable work available to the attentive public of collectors and bibliophiles.

Chiappini, R & Pizziolo, M 1997, Opere d’arte della città di Lugano. Fondazione Aligi Sassu, Skira, Milano.

The catalogue presents the entire corpus of the Aligi Sassu Foundation, established in Lugano following the artist’s wishes. The foundation hosts the author’s huge personal collection.

Pizziolo, M 1996, Attracchi, Brainframes, Imbersago.

Catalogue of the event held in Agrate Brianza just outside Milan, in 1996. For three days the town hall was transformed, with twenty-one installations by international artists creating a provocative Babel of artistic languages.

Pizziolo, M & Proterra, R 1996, Le maioliche di Castelli d’Abruzzo, La Piazza, Robbiate

Through the analysis of the work of five major contemporary artists the book offers views on the new possibilities of interpretation of the majolica of Castelli d’Abruzzo.

De Micheli, M, Pizziolo, M & De Michelis, M 1995, Le ragioni della libertà. A cinquant’anni dalla Resistenza, Vangelista, Milan.

The catalogue of the major exhibition of painting, sculpture, architecture and theatre held at the Triennale in Milan in 1995. An event inaugurated by the  President of the Republic, which saw the culmination of  the Italian celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the Liberation.

Colombo, N & Pizziolo, M 1995, Mondonico: le ragioni di un incontro. Gola, Frisia, Carpi, Brambilla, Nuova Galleria Carini, Milan.

The book offers the result of original research conducted by Marina Pizziolo on Mondonico, a small town in Brianza, near Milan, which for various reasons was chosen by a group of artists active in the first half of the 20th century as their “sanctuary of colour”.

De Grada, R & Pizziolo, M 1994, Ennio Morlotti. Opere 1940 – 1990, Museo delle Arti e Galleria d’Arte Moderna Palazzo Bandera, Busto Arsizio.

The catalogue of the first retrospective review held at Palazzo Bandera shortly after the death of Ennio Morlotti, one of the protagonists of 20th century Italian painting.

Colombo, N & Pizziolo, M 1994, Donato Frisia, Archivi d’Arte Lombarda, Milan.

The in-depth historical-critical study conducted by Marina Pizziolo on the work of Donato Frisia, through the presentation of numerous unpublished works, reveals the originality of an artist of a powerful modernity. Appreciated in the first half of the 20th century by artists such as Amedeo Modigliani and Braque.

Pizziolo, M 1994, Di-segno opposto. Opere su carta di Ennio Morlotti, Fondazione Corrente, Milan.

A precious numbered edition published in Milan by the Corrente Foundation presents a meticulous analysis of the works on paper of Ennio Morlotti.

Pizziolo, M 1992, Donato Frisia. L’invenzione del vero, Bolis, Bergamo.

The first critical-historical reconstruction of the figure of Donato Frisia, a Lombard artist who was active in the first half of the 20th century. Appreciated by artists such as Braque and Amedeo Modigliani, who dedicated no less than five portraits to him.

Pizziolo, M 1991, Artéfici, non artefìci. Arte russa contemporanea, Proserpia, Milan.

The catalogue of one of the first reviews of contemporary Russian art, which took place in Italy after Perestroika. Held under the aegis of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, it presents an exciting exploration of the Moscow scene.