A seminal experience on the Italian art scene of the 1960s. At the height of the economic miracle of the 1960s, artistic experiments in Italy kept following one another, mixed and merged with an extraordinary speed and intensity.The common aim was to emerge from the disillusionment of the postwar period to build a new vocabulary of signs and images, able to restore the ferment of society and contemporary culture. The book is dedicated to the propositional wealth of that decade, based on a new perspective on the Italian art of those years. The artists represented include Franco Angeli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano, creators of a new and original direction that typified Italian art in that period, of which the book offers ideas, studies, and curiosities.
About The Author
Luca Massimo Barbero is a modern-and-contemporary art historian. He was director of the MACRO, Rome, from 2009 to 2011. Since 2002, he has been an associate curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. He is currently director of the Institute of Art History at the Fondazione Cini, Venice, and artistic director of the Galleria d’arte contemporanea di Palazzo Forti, Verona.