Spare and concise, the art of Giovanni Anselmo (born 1934) perfectly embodies the spirit of the Arte Povera movement (of which he was a protagonist). The sculptures, objects, drawings and photographs gathered in this volume illustrate his concern with the observation of natural processes and energies.
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DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 173
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Published by Hopefulmonster. Edited by Maraniello Gianfranco, Andrea Viliani. Text by Maraniello Gianfranco, Tacita Dean, Rosalind Krauss, Suzanne van de Ven. Interview by Andrea Viliani.
One of the key members of the 1960s Arte Povera movement, Giovanni Anselmo remains one of the most respected and poetic artists working today. Since 1965, when he was suddenly struck by his relative size within the vast energy and structure of the universe, he has devoted himself to an ongoing investigation the very most finite and infinite concepts and forms, focusing on elemental laws and the forces of nature such as gravity, tension, magnetism and energy. Anselmo's conceptually taut yet lyrical work, which defies limitations and encompasses installation, painting, sculpture and architecture, brings together a wide range of organic and inorganic materials that manage to address the most universal, poignant and perplexing questions of the human condition and the natural world. This substantial new study includes essays by Rosalind Krauss and Tacita Dean among others. Anselmo is represented in New York by Marian Goodman Gallery.
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DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 136
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Published by Poligrafa. Essays by Bruno Cora and Gloria Moure.
Emerging out of the Arte Povera movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, the work of Giovanni Anselmo has stood the test of time, and his sculptures have pushed the boundaries of art for more than three decades. Anselmo creates sculpture using a diverse array of materials: stone, wood, earth, cotton and even lettuce, as well as installations using slide projections. His work attempts to resolve the tensions between concepts such as the particular and the infinite, or nature and art, and does so with a remarkable combination of force and delicacy.