Zero to infinity / Arte povera 1962-1972.

By: Flood, Richard [author].
Contributor(s): Morris, Frances [author] | Walker Art Center [host institution] | Tate Modern (Gallery) [host institution].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London; Minneapolis : Tate Gallery Publications; Walker Art Center, 2001Description: 367 pages : illustrations (colour, black and white) 26 cm.ISBN: 9780935640694; 093564069X; 9781854374011; 185437401x.Subject(s): Art, Italian -- Twentieth century | Art, Modern | Arte PoveraDDC classification: 709.4509 Content advice: Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972 focuses on one of the most innovative and influential art movements of the postwar era. Arte Povera came of age in the context of the ''Italian miracle'' economic boom and the subsequent student and workers revolts of 1968, motivated by an urge to revolt not only against the primacy of painting in the postwar period, but also against the emerging consumer culture. This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide a highly comprehensive retrospective of the Arte Povera movement as a historical and aesthetic phenomenon that crossed a wide range of disciplines, including sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film and performance. The exhibition traces Arte Povera's genesis within the artistic and political context of Italy to its positioning within the broader international context of postwar artistic practices, a moment marked by the participation of the Arte Povera group in the 1972 Documenta V exhibition in Kassel. This essential new catalogue is designed by the Walker Art Center's award-winning design department, and includes a wide range of essays by international scholars and curators, as well as rare historical documentation, in an unprecedented re-examination of the Arte Povera movement.
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Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972 focuses on one of the most innovative and influential art movements of the postwar era. Arte Povera came of age in the context of the ''Italian miracle'' economic boom and the subsequent student and workers revolts of 1968, motivated by an urge to revolt not only against the primacy of painting in the postwar period, but also against the emerging consumer culture. This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide a highly comprehensive retrospective of the Arte Povera movement as a historical and aesthetic phenomenon that crossed a wide range of disciplines, including sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film and performance. The exhibition traces Arte Povera's genesis within the artistic and political context of Italy to its positioning within the broader international context of postwar artistic practices, a moment marked by the participation of the Arte Povera group in the 1972 Documenta V exhibition in Kassel. This essential new catalogue is designed by the Walker Art Center's award-winning design department, and includes a wide range of essays by international scholars and curators, as well as rare historical documentation, in an unprecedented re-examination of the Arte Povera movement.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition: Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972. Tate Modern, London 31 May-19 Aug 2001; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 13 Oct. 2001-13 Jan 2002.

Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972 focuses on one of the most innovative and influential art movements of the postwar era. Arte Povera came of age in the context of the ''Italian miracle'' economic boom and the subsequent student and workers revolts of 1968, motivated by an urge to revolt not only against the primacy of painting in the postwar period, but also against the emerging consumer culture. This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide a highly comprehensive retrospective of the Arte Povera movement as a historical and aesthetic phenomenon that crossed a wide range of disciplines, including sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film and performance. The exhibition traces Arte Povera's genesis within the artistic and political context of Italy to its positioning within the broader international context of postwar artistic practices, a moment marked by the participation of the Arte Povera group in the 1972 Documenta V exhibition in Kassel. This essential new catalogue is designed by the Walker Art Center's award-winning design department, and includes a wide range of essays by international scholars and curators, as well as rare historical documentation, in an unprecedented re-examination of the Arte Povera movement.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 6)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 7)
  • Introduction: Zero to Infinity (p. 9)
  • Thrust into the Whirlwind: Italian Art Before Arte Povera (p. 21)
  • Spaces of Arte Povera (p. 41)
  • Reading Arte Povera (p. 67)
  • Italy in the 1960s: Spaces, Places, Trajectories (p. 89)
  • Now We Begin (p. 109)
  • Contributors (p. 128)
  • Timeline, 1962-1972 (p. 129)
  • Artists' Works and Selected Writings (p. 177)
  • Giovanni Anselmo (p. 177)
  • Alighiero Boetti (p. 187)
  • Pier Paolo Caizolari (p. 205)
  • Luciano Fabro (p. 213)
  • Piero Gilardi (p. 229)
  • Jannis Kounellis (p. 237)
  • Mario Merz (p. 251)
  • Marisa Merz (p. 261)
  • Giulio Paolini (p. 267)
  • Pino Pascali (p. 285)
  • Giuseppe Penone (p. 295)
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto (p. 305)
  • Emilio Prini (p. 317)
  • Gilberto Zorlo (p. 322)
  • Selected Exhibition Histories (p. 337)
  • Selected Bibliography (p. 351)
  • Exhibition Checklist (p. 355)
  • Index (p. 360)
  • Lenders to the Exhibition (p. 364)
  • Reproduction Credits (p. 364)