The riches of Arte Povera. Italian avant-garde from the 1970s

Arte Povera, literally translated ‘poor art’, is the name given to a group of around 15 Italian artists and their work in the late 1960s. The word povera stands for these artists’ intention to rid themselves, their visual material and the observer of unnecessary baggage in images and text.

The work of eight of these artists is on display in the exhibition: Giovanni Anselmo, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio.

Photo banner: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Venus of the rags,1967-1982