Germano Celant

The Story of (my) Exhibitions

  • Edited by Germano Celant
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 20 x 24 cm
  • Pages 560
  • Illustrations 320
  • Language English, Italian
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836647668
  • Price € 70,00  € 66,50
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Abstract

The book, which Germano Celant had been working on for years, is published posthumously and represents the professional and spiritual testament of the curator, known and respected internationally.
The volume tells the logics of exhibiting that characterized Celant’s work (Genoa, 1940 - Milan, 2020), presenting, in chronological order, a selection of 34 exhibitions: from Arte povera – Im-spazio, Genoa, 1967, to Post Zang Tumb Tuuum: Art Life Politics. Italia 1918-1943, Milan, 2018, passing through Identité italienne. L’art en Italie depuis 1959, Paris, 1981; Futuro Presente Passato, 47. Venice International Art Exhibition, 1997; When Attitudes Become Form. Bern 1969/Venice 2013, Venice, 2013; and Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851, Milan, 2015.
The volume was intended to retrace the exhibitions both on an ideational and a visual level, through over 300 pictures of the actual displays and the critical texts that were published in the respective catalogues.
Thus emerges the evolution in Celant’s curatorial practice, from personal interpretation to his focus on historical documents, with an eye always turned towards non-traditional media (book, record, photography) and towards the encroachments between different languages (art , architecture, design).

Contents

The Story of (my) Exhibitions
Germano Celant

1967
Arte povera – Im-spazio

1968
Arte povera

1968
Arte povera più azioni povere

1970
Conceptual art Arte povera Land art

1972
Book as Artwork 1960/1972

1973
Record as Artwork 1959-73

1976
Ambiente/Arte

1981
Il gergo inquieto

1981
Identité italienne

1984
Il modo italiano

1984
Coerenza in coerenza

1985
The European Iceberg

1985
The Knot Arte Povera at P.S.1

1986
Futurismo & Futurismi

1989
Italian Art in the 20th Century

1989
Arte Italiana. Presenze 1900-1945

1990
Mondrian e De Stijl

1990
Memoria del futuro

1993
Un’avventura internazionale. Torino e le arti 1950-1970

1994
The Italian Metamorphosis 1943-1968

1996
Il Tempo e la Moda

1997
Futuro Presente Passato

2004
Arti & Architettura 1900/2000

2006
Tempo Moderno

2006
New York New York

2007
Vertigo

2011-2012
Arte Povera 2011

2012
The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata

2013
When Attitudes Become Form. Bern 1969/Venice 2013

2014
Art or Sound

2015
Arts & Foods

2015
An Introduction

2017
Famous Artists from Chicago

2018
Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918-1943

APPENDIX

Italian Texts

List of Illustrations

Recensioni

Giulia Zonca, La Stampa – Torino, 10/05/2021
"Al di là della collina": dove Torino ritrova la sua Arte Povera

Germano Celant, la Repubblica – Robinson, 24/04/2021
Celant. L'arte di fare le mostre

Giuliano Galletta, Il Secolo XIX, 29/04/2021
Celant, il testamento culturale. Quando la mostra si fa opera d'arte

Luca Beatrice, Linkiesta, 28/04/2021
Storia delle sue mostre. Un anno senza Germano Celant