THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER OF 2018, at 7 pm
Venue: Auditori MACBA
Admission: Free, booking not required.
7 pm- Introduction of the activity by Ferran Barenblit and Angelo Gioè, director dell'Istituto Italiano de Cultura 7.15 pm- Enrichetta Cardinale and Marc Gomariz, codirectors of Dart, introduce the festival and the special section “50 years of Arte Povera”
German Celant’s Lecture
Art critic. Considered the inventor of Arte Povera. Director of the Prada Foundation (Milan), responsible for the firm Arte for the daily L'Espresso, he was co-artistic director of the first edition of the Florence Biennale in 1996 and curator of the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. In his lecture, Celant will review the history of the beginnings of the Italian movement from the first publication of the founding text to subsequent exhibitions in Italy and throughout Europe. A journey through time that will include artists such as Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio, whose works broke all linguistic limits of artistic creation, along with the contemporary movements of Conceptual Art and Land Art.
*Conference in English without simultaneous translation.
8.30 pm - Screening: "Intorno a Marisa", by Simona Confalonieri (2013). Duration: 26' OVSS
The film highlights the domestic component and the ways in which creativity and life have merged in Marisa Merz's work. Held in a major exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2013, in the same year the artist received the Golden Lion award for her career at the 55th Venice Biennale. The artist never wanted to be recorded and this documentary, produced by RAI, has been the only exception.