Azimut|H: Continuity and Newness.pdf

Azimut|H: Continuity and Newness.pdf


The story of a seminal experience on the international art scene in the 1960s. In the postwar period characterized by wide-ranging experimentation involving major artists and international exchanges, Azimut/h played a key cultural and expressive role. Founded in 1959 with slightly different names by Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani, the gallery (Azimut) and the magazine (Azimuth) forged a new concept of aesthetics. In doing so, they were inspired by intense relationships developed with some of the leading figures exploring the language and theory of Italian and international art at the time. This book focuses on the Italian artists of that generation and the European and American reach of their work.

Luca Massimo Barbero is a modern and contemporary art historian. He was director of the MACRO, Rome, from 2009 to 2011. Since 2002, he has been an associate curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. He is currently director of the Institute of Art History at the Fondazione Cini, Venice, and artistic director of the Galleria d’arte contemporanea di Palazzo Forti, Verona.


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