As part of her research residency at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, Assistant Professor Tenley Bick has organized a lecture series, ” ‘Una visione globale’: Arte Povera’s Worlds,” to run from March 21 through May 2. In the four-part series, leading scholars in the field will explore the “global vision” of Arte Povera, the Italian avant-garde of the late 1960s and early 70s.
From the press release:
On February 1968, on the eve of May ’68 and the associated Italian “hot autumn” of 1969, in his catalog essay for an exhibition at the Galleria de’ Foscherari in Bologna, Italian art critic and curator Germano Celant wrote of ‘una visione globale’ (a global vision) and ‘rapporto globale’ (global relationship) as distinguishing characteristics of Arte Povera, the primarily Italian avant-garde of the late 1960s and early 1970s he first named in the fall of 1967….With specific attention to cultural geopolitics of the period, the lecture series addresses models of internationalism and globalism in and around Arte Povera, including but not limited to: its engagement with trans-geographical sociopolitical movements such as terzomondismo, Marxism, and socialist humanism; models of artistic nomadism and migration; Arte Povera’s many natural, planetary, and cartographic references; and international exhibitions such as Arte Povera + Azioni Povere (Amalfi, 1968).
The lectures will take place on four Saturdays at Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, NY. Long abstracts will be circulated online and in booklet form after the lectures. More details can be found on the program site, and the complete schedule of lectures is below:
“Ezio Gribaudo and Arte Povera: Parallel Tracks from Turin to the World (1966–1972)”
Victoria Surliuga, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Italian Program Coordinator, and World Cinema Coordinator, Texas Tech University
March 21, 3:00-5:00 pm
“Pino Pascali: Between Arte Povera and the Mediterranean”
Valérie Da Costa, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History, University of Strasbourg
April 4, 3:00-5:00 pm
“Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Comizi (1965–1966): Pop, Protest, and Politics in Early Arte Povera”
Tenley Bick, 2019–20 Scholar in Residence, Magazzino Italian Art; Assistant Professor of Global Contemporary Art, Florida State University
April 18, 3:00-5:00 pm
“Salt and Copper: Stratified Questions and Replies from an Interview with Jannis Kounellis”
Chris Bennett, Assistant Professor of Art History/Contemporary Art, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
May 2, 3:00-5:00 pm