Arte Povera


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Arte Povera

(Italian ˌarte poˈvera)
n
(Art Movements) a style of minimal art originating in Italy in the late 1960s, making use of cheap and commonly available materials such as stones, newspapers etc
[C20: Italian, literally: poor art]
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Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, who inaugurated the exhibition, compared Mr Hussain's work to Arte Povera in Italy.
This is why the Embassy of Italy and MCAD [Museum of Contemporary Art and Design] will present in Manila from February 2019 an extraordinary exhibition of the Arte Povera artists.
Giovanni Anselmo's recent exhibition "Mentre i disegni misurano, la luce focalizza, i colori e le pietre sono peso vivo" (While Drawings Measure, Light Focuses, Colors and Stones Are Living Weight) took its title directly from works by the Arte Povera artist on view in the first room of the gallery.
Celebrated as a pioneer of Arte Povera, Pistoletto's practice spans across painting, sculpture and performance.
The couple's interest in Arte Povera started at Castello di Rivoli, a contemporary art museum in Turin that houses a large collection of postwar Italian art.
They have talked about their encounter with 20th-century Murano glass--of which they have assembled and published some 500 pieces--and they have explained their more recent commitment to the Arte Povera movement.
A comment on "poor theatre": In the '60s there was also a movement called "arte povera" in the visual arts, which took a stance against the opulence of the "traditional bourgeois" cultural machine that was blamed for using art only as pompous diversion from "reality." When working in Europe and being part of the "poor arts" (in the real sense of having no money and in the aesthetic sense of going against the established and dominating "cultural machines" of the establishment), I always felt insulted by the attitude of the large municipal theatres that the studio theatres were basically release valves for the steam that was not worth the "big stage" and all the infrastructure and potential such spaces may provide.
The 21-year-old, of North Shields, North Tyneside, said: "I started to use pieces of tree in quite a lot of my work and was influenced by the work of Giuseppe Penone, who recently exhibited at the Tate in London as part of the Arte Povera exhibition.
Experientially, it's a kind of architectural Arte Povera that makes poetic use of cheap and disregarded materials.