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Art Povera

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This fascinating book, edited by influential Genoa-born curator and critic Germano Celant, documents the then-emergent Arte Povera (“impoverished art”) movement in Italy and beyond. Featuring an insightful introductory essay by Celant, it reproduces numerous key sculptures, installations, interventions, performances, and works in other media in striking black-and-white photographs. The long list of featured artists, which encompasses several who might not ordinarily be considered representative of the tendency, includes Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Douglas Huebler, Mario Merz, Dennis Oppenheim, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Serra, and many others.

Admitting that a book about Arte Povera seems almost antithetical to the movement’s iconoclastic spirit, Celant characterizes his subject as one of “immensity, fragility, even invisibility.” “Art Povera needs no galleries,” he concludes; “it has the world. It tips the scales between art and life toward the latter.”

Publisher: Praeger, New York

Publication date: 1969

Contributor: Germano Celant

Format: Softcover

Dimensions: 8 1/2 × 8 7/8 inches (21.5 × 22.5 cm)

Pages: 240

Language: English


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