65 international artists talk about themselves to a great art critic.
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What is art? What is its function? What is the importance of using colour? What is the meaning of using different materials? What is the relationship between art and reality? Is art information or communication? These are just some of the questions Achille Bonito Oliva directed to 65 of the greatest and most controversial artists of our time, such as Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Gilbert&George, Robert Ryman, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Jimmy Durham, Marina Abramovi?c, Mimmo Paladino, William Kentridge, and Dennis Oppenheim. In these interviews, collected over the past forty years, each artist talks about contemporary art in general, describing and commenting on it from a very personal point of view: it is a unique opportunity to get to know and finally understand a fascinating and at times incomprehensible world through the words of its leading players. Achille Bonito Oliva is an art critic and professor of contemporary art at the Faculty of Architecture at Rome’s La Sapienza University. He was director of the XLV Biennale of Venice “Punti cardinali dell’arte” (1993) and has curated many international exhibitions and art fair.