Body to Body

  • Series La Galleria Nazionale
  • Edited by Paola Ugolini, Massimo Mininni
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 20 x 28 cm
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations 26
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836637614
  • Price € 22,00  € 20,90
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In the early ‘60s, a trend toward fusing the different arts by eliminating the borders between them leads to a change in visual language and to the birth of a new art form, in which the painting, sculpture or other artwork disappears and the artist’s own body becomes the means of expression.
The volume retraces and analyzes the female quest for self-determination prominent in the ‘60s and ‘70s, reflecting in diverse ways the feminist demands of artists such as Marina Abramovic’, Tomaso Binga, Sanja Ivekovic’, Ketty La Rocca, Gina Pane, Suzanne Santoro and Francesca Woodman and pioneers of modern dance like Trisha Brown, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. In recent years, the language of the body has been taken up by the latest generation of female Italian artists, like the Eleonora Chiari and Sara Goldschmied duo, Chiara Fumai, Silvia Giambrone, Valentina Miorandi and Alice Schivardi, and by the Paris-based collective Claire Fontaine. They have all put a modern touch on what they inherited from their predecessors, with artworks that merge aesthetic and political thought.

Rome, La Galleria Nazionale, June - September 2017