Biennale di Venezia 1972
Padiglione Italia

  • Edited by Renato Barilli
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 15 x 23 cm
  • Pages 112
  • Illustrations 40
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836637164
  • Price € 20,00
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The volume retraces the history of an exhibition of particular importance entitled Opera o comportamento [Work or Behaviour], set up in 1972 in a wing of the Central Pavilion at the 36th Venice Biennale. In his critical texts Renato Barilli remembers the vitality of that event and the interest in its reconstruction at Centro Pecci in Prato.
The volume includes interviews with Franco Vaccari and Angelo Bacci, the works of the artists exhibited at the time - Gino De Dominicis, Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Germano Olivotto, Franco Vaccari -, a photographic repertoire and a press review with articles from the years 1972-1976.

Prato, Centro Pecci, May - September 2017


The vitality of 'Comportamento' [Behaviour]
Renato Barilli


From the catalogue of the 1972 Venice Biennale
Renato Barilli

Interview with Franco Vaccari
1972/2017 Exhibition in real time.
45 years later

Interview with Angelo Bacci
A historic testimony

Gino De Dominicis
Luciano Fabro
Mario Merz
Germano Olivotto
Franco Vaccari


Press review