Exhibition by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marco ScotiniContinua a leggere
A key figure in the kinetic and programmed art of the 1950s and 1960s, Gianni Colombo (Milan, 1937 – Melzo, 1993) anticipated, in his work, many of the most current themes in art.
In his experimentations with perceptual structures, Colombo developed new definitions for the work of art as a habitable environment and a field of active participation through the use of light, movement and space. In the experience of his environments, our sensory and aesthetic capabilities find themselves diffused and amplified.
Created on the occasion of the large retrospective at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, the catalogue includes new essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria, Guy Brett and Marco Scotini, a wide-ranging selection of writings by the artist and interviews with Giovanni Anceschi, Gabriele De Vecchi, Olafur Eliasson, François Morellet and Grazia Varisco. In addition to images of the most important works created by Colombo, beginning in the 1950s, the catalogue presents, for the first time, a detailed chronology of the artist’s exhibitions and his artistic development. The catalogue also features an extensive anthology with texts by Vincenzo Agnetti, Giovanni Anceschi, Giulio Carlo Argan, Guido Ballo, Mirella Bandini, Davide Boriani, Kerstin Barnick-Braun, Achille Bonito Oliva, Carlo Belloli, Carlo Berta, Maurizio Calvesi, Flavio Caroli, Luciano Caramel, Enrico Crispolti, Gabriele De Vecchi, Gillo Dorfles, Umberto Eco, Vittorio Fagone, Lucio Fontana, Vittorio Gregotti, Pontus Hultén, Marco Meneguzzo, Matko Meštrovic, Bruno Munari, Jean Louis Schefer, Wilfried Skreiner, Werner Spies, Tommaso Trini, Lea Vergine, Giorgio Verzotti, Antje von Graevenitz and Adachiara Zevi.