The Histories of Art, a series of seminars on the history of contemporary art from the last 50 years, organised around chronological and thematic issues, is returning to MAXXI.
Gallerists, curators and art critics meet the public to discuss the Neo-Avant-Gardes, Conceptualism and Arte Povera, Post-Modernism and 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.
Francesco Poli discusses the Seventies and Italian Conceptualism
Saturday 17 December, 11.30 – 13.00
Admittance €4 – free for holders of the my MAXXI membership card while places available, tickets must be picked up by 11.15 on the day of the event
The Italian Seventies were years of cultural, political and ideological tension. This was a period in which those experimental tendencies that emerged in the previous decade developed and established themselves, leading to a radical artistic and cultural mutation.
The contribution of the Italian artists, especially within the ambit of conceptual art, the object of this discussion, was highly original and of enormous consequence for the following decades.
Francesco Poli is a professor of the History of Contemporary Art at the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan. He also lectures at the Université Paris 8 and in Communications Science at the Faculty of Lettera in Turin. He has curated numerous exhibitions in public and private spaces. He contributes to diverse periodical and the daily newspaper La Stampa. His publications include: Il sistema dell’arte contemporanea. Produzione artistica, mercato, musei, Rome 2009; Minimalismo, arte povera, arte concettuale, Rome 2009.
11.30 – 13.00
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