On February 9th, 2021, Massimo De Carlo opened a new space called MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique.
Its sixth space to date (two in Milan, one in London, one in Hong Kong, and one virtual – named VSpace) MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique opened in a historical building at 57 Rue de Turenne renovated by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in collaboration with PiM.studio Architects.
MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique offers a flexible, dynamic, and upbeat program of single-work exhibitions, visible day and night through its glass window.
The gallery is born from the purchase of the "Pièce Unique” brand, an adventurous space by iconic gallerist Lucio Amelio that he opened in Paris in 1989 designed with Cy Twombly. MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique will respect and recast into the 21st Century the legacy of this historical project, renewing its original idea, infusing a new perspective, and offering an alternative exhibition model for the contemporary art system.
MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique opened withacclaimed Los Angeles based artist Kaari Upson’s first solo exhibition in Paris, premiering a brand new work entitled Clay Baby. The exhibition offered a glimpse into Upson’s world, giving MASSIMODECARLO the exceptional opportunity to ignite new conversations between the viewer and the artwork.
MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique is by statement an event-free gallery - no openings, no dinners, no VIP's - and experiments a new balance between physical projects and digital initiatives through an innovative website and its dedicated Instagram account: @massimodecarlopieceunique.