Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms

This monograph is the most comprehensive survey of Giuseppe Penone's work to date.

In a monumental oeuvre spanning more than forty years, Penone has explored and expanded our understanding of what constitutes sculpture through the interplay between the human body, nature, and art. His work represents a poetic expansion of Post-Minimalism's, and specifically, Arte Povera's radical break with conventional media, emphasizing the transformative logic involved in the processes of respiration, growth, and aging that are common to all living beings.

Housed in a box, the four new essays and conversation are collected in one volume, while twelve insightful texts investigate the main typologies that can be found as organizing principles in the work.

About The Author

Carlos Basualdo is Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Emily Braun is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. She has curated the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Cubist Art and the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2016) for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Timothy Ingold is Chair in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Rémi Labrusse is Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Université Paris Nanterre. Salvatore Settis is an archaeologist and art historian and chairs the Scientific Council of the Musée du Louvre. He is the former Director of the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Daniela Lancioni is a curator at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome.

  • Publish Date: February 12, 2019
  • Format: Trade Paperback Original
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Gagosian / Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 10-3/4
  • Pages: 396
  • US Price: $200.00
  • CDN Price: $270.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6403-4

Author Bookshelf: Salvatore Settis