JANNIS KOUNELLIS, A CURA DI GERMANO CELANT

Kounellis, Jannis

Published by Gabriele Mazzotta, 1983
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--------------Catalogue for exhibition at Musei Comunali, Sale d'Arte Contemporanea, July 16 - September 30, 1983 in Rimini, Italy. Catalogue is 9" x 8", paperback. Text Italian. 194 pages, profusely illustrated with black and white photos of the works--------------NEAR FINE CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In 1969, Greek-born Jannis Kounellis famously exhibited 11 live horses at Rome's Galleria l'Attico. Kounellis, who has been living in Rome since the beginning of his career, is a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement, which originated in Italy in the mid-60s and is characterized by antiestablishment media (like street theater) and antielitist materials (like rope, rocks and discarded metal). Kounellis preferred dirt, fire, gold, burlap sacks, smoke and coffee grounds--to name a few of the substances that gradually appeared in his sculptures and installations. In 2002, Kounellis created his masterwork, "Labyrinth," a monumental installation composed of 143 eight-foot-tall vertical iron panels surrounded by a layer of coal. Viewers can walk through to encounter traces of Kounellis' past pieces: burlap sacks, an iron cot, coffee grounds. Like a trip through "Labyrinth," this comprehensive monograph contributes richly to the understanding of Kounellis' influential 40-year career.

About the Author: Jannis Kounellis was born in 1936 in Piraeus, Greece. In 1956, he moved to Rome and enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti. While still a student, he had his first solo show at the Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome, in 1960; his New York debut was held at the Sonnabend Gallery in 1972. Since then, Kounellis's work has been exhibited extensively, from the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven to the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, from the Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The artist lives in Rome.

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Title: JANNIS KOUNELLIS, A CURA DI GERMANO CELANT
Publisher: Gabriele Mazzotta
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine

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