The Histories of Art, a series of seminars on the history of contemporary art from 1960 to 2010, organised on the basis of chronological and thematic issues from the last 40 years’ research is returning to MAXXI.
In the eight seminars, gallerists, curators, art critics and university lecturers will be discussing theoretical issues in order to offer the museum public further instruments for reading and understanding contemporary art, criticism and its system from the Neo-Avant-Garde to Conceptualism, from Post-Modernism to the art of the new millennium.
Not simply lectures on contemporary art, but the stories by those protagonists who with extraordinary exhibitions have marked the history of Italian contemporary art.
I’ll tell you about an exhibition: Fabio Sargentini and Fuoco Immagine Acqua Terra
Saturday 19 November, 11.30 – 13.00
admittance €4 – free* for holders of the my MAXXI membership card (*while places are available, tickets to be collected by 11.15 on the day of the event)
When, where and how was Arte Povera born? Popular opinion says it was in Turin, but Fabio Sargentini once again claims that the exhibition Fuoco Immagine Acqua Terra (Fire Image Water Earth) held in the Rome gallery L’Attico in the June of 1967 anticipated the first Arte Povera exhibition at La Bertesca in Genoa in October that year. There is no doubt that the term Are Povera was coined by Germano Celant, but it was “Mediterranean” Rome, represented by Pascali and Kounellis, L’Attico’s shining stars, who offered him a prompt on a silver platter.
Fabio Sargentini, the Italian gallerist, actor, director and writer is known above all as the avant-garde gallerist and deus ex machina of L’Attico gallery in Rome that in 2007 celebrated its 50th anniversary. He has made a fundamental contribution to the Italian and international art scene, both through the promotion of artists such as Pino Pascali, Jannis Kounellis, Gion De Dominicis, Luigi Ontani and many others and for having with his gallery helped break down artistic confines by dealing not only with the visual arts but also theatre, music and dance.
11.30 – 13.00
17 December 2011 | Francesco Poli
21 January 2012 | Achille Bonito Oliva
18 February 2012 | Angela Vettese
17 March 2012 | Germano Celant
21 April 2012 | Laura Cherubini
19 May 2012 | Laura Cherubini