Paolo Canevari

Self-Portrait | Autoritratto

  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 19 x 25 cm
  • Pages 308
  • Illustrations 250
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836649280
  • Price € 45,00  € 42,75
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The volume explores thirty years of artistic practice of Paolo Canevari (Rome, 1963) through a selection of sculptures, drawings, and installations ranging from the earlier pieces he created in the footsteps of Arte Povera to those made of rubber during the 1990s, and including his most recent Paesaggio and Constellation series, part of the ongoing project Monuments of the Memory. Using a variety of materials and media, ranging from drawing to sculpture, performance, installation and video, Canevari moulds a language he defines “Baroque Minimalism”, where form and concept are shaped upon a multitude of alternating evocative references, to illuminate the dark territories of being human, be it an individual, or humankind.
The catalogue celebrates the artist’s first retrospective exhibition in the UK, held at the Cardi Gallery, London. It is enriched by a commissioned essay penned by Robert Storr, a short story by Andrea Camilleri, and two interviews with the artist, one led by Shirin Neshat and the other by Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo.

London, Cardi Gallery, February - June 2021


Paolo Canevari: Darkness, Danger & Elegance
Robert Storr, 2021

Installation views

Andrea Camilleri


Additional works

Paolo Canevari interviewed in 2018 by Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo

Paolo Canevari interviewed in 2014 by Shirin Neshat

Captions and photo credits

About Paolo Canevari
Selected exhibitions and projects