Published by Walker Art Center. Edited with text by Vincenzo de Bellis. Foreword by Mary Ceruti. Text by Michelle Coudray, Claire Gilman, Kit Hammonds, William Hernández Luege, Jannis Kounellis, Ara H. Merjian.
Over the course of more than five decades, Jannis Kounellis developed a singular practice across painting, works on paper, sculpture, installation and hybrid works combining objects with live performance. Playing a central role in the Italian Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, Kounellis created wide-ranging and innovative works exploring theater, migration, history, politics and other themes, which continue to influence subsequent generations of artists. Published by the Walker Art Center for the first US Kounellis survey in over 35 years, Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts offers the most comprehensive assessment of his career to date. The richly illustrated catalog, assembled with the full cooperation of the artist’s estate and archive, presents a first-of-its-kind collection of visual materials and Kounellis’ writings, including image-based exhibition and performance chronologies. The volume also features essays by Vincenzo de Bellis, Claire Gilman, Kit Hammonds and Ara H. Merjian. Jannis Kounellis (1936–2017) was born in Piraeus, Greece. In 1956, he moved to Rome and by 1960 was an active member of the Arte Povera movement. In 1969 he created one of his best-known works: the installation of 12 live horses in the gallery L’Attico in Rome. Kounellis’ first New York solo show was in 1972. Recent exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece (2012) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (2007), among others.
Published by Fondazione Prada. Edited with text by Germano Celant. Foreword by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli.
Published in conjunction with the first major retrospective following the death of Greek Arte Povera artist Jannis Kounellis (1936–2017), this biographical survey constructs a full exhibition history, highlighting key moments in Kounellis’ influential 50-year career.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Hilario Galguera. Text by Bruno Corà, Carlos Lozano de la Torre, Dulce María Rivas Godoy.
In spring 2016, Greek artist Jannis Kounellis (born 1936), cofounder of Arte Povera, designed a new work for the halls of Monnaie de Paris. This catalog documents the development of his oeuvre on the basis of each space in which this vibrant art takes shape.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Christophe Beaux, Jannis Kounellis, Chiara Parisi.
In spring 2016, Greek artist Jannis Kounellis (born 1936), cofounder of Arte Povera, designed a new work for the halls of Monnaie de Paris. This catalogue documents the development of his oeuvre on the basis of each space in which this vibrant art takes shape.
This sixth title in Ivorypress’ LiberArs series devoted to small-format artists’ books presents a series of monotypes by Jannis Kounellis (born 1936), created with second-hand coats that the artist found in small flea markets and subsequently deployed to apply pigment onto paper.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 4.25 x 6 in. / 87 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2013 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 178
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788493949860TRADE List Price: $27.00 CDN $37.00
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Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Bruno Corà, Annamaria Maggi, Ruggero Martines, Vito Labarile.
Working in Rome since 1956, Greek artist Jannis Kounellis (born 1936) was a seminal contributor to the Arte Povera group. Kounellis began his career as a painter; influenced by Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, he explored the boundaries of the medium and by 1963 was using found elements in his practice. Often monumental in scale, the artist's work unites ancient Greek themes with "poor" materials such as iron, wool, gold, jute sacks, coal, fire and even, controversially, live animals. One of his best-known works from the late 1960s incorporated 11 horses installed in the gallery. Published in conjunction with an exhibition in Bari, Italy, this monograph examines some of the artist's recent monumental evocations and explorations of the human figure and other sculptures alongside past works.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 132 pgs / 50 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2011 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 85
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836618019TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Angela Schneider, Marc Scheps.
In 1969, Greek-born Jannis Kounellis famously exhibited 11 live horses at Rome’s Galleria l’Attico. Kounellis, who has been living in Rome since the beginning of his career, is a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement, which originated in Italy in the mid-60s and is characterized by antiestablishment media (like street theater) and antielitist materials (like rope, rocks and discarded metal). Kounellis preferred dirt, fire, gold, burlap sacks, smoke and coffee grounds--to name a few of the substances that gradually appeared in his sculptures and installations. In 2002, Kounellis created his masterwork, “Labyrinth,” a monumental installation composed of 143 eight-foot-tall vertical iron panels surrounded by a layer of coal. Viewers can walk through to encounter traces of Kounellis’ past pieces: burlap sacks, an iron cot, coffee grounds. Like a trip through “Labyrinth,” this comprehensive monograph contributes richly to the understanding of Kounellis’ influential 40-year career.
Published by Charta. Essays by Jan Hoet and Dieter Roelstraete.
Greek-born artist Jannis Kounellis is often identified with the Italian Arte Povera movement, though he had already made a name for himself in the Roman art scene of the early 1960s before allying himself to that movement in 1967. Using materials then considered unusual (such as wool, coal, live animals and plants), and blessed with a keen sixth sense for combining them, Kounellis worked to eliminate ideological boundaries between life and art, ethics and aesthetics, creation and production, the social and the individual. In the 1970s and 1980s, Kounellis continued to build this vocabulary of materials, introducing smoke, shelving units, coffee and coal. Kounellis's exemplary artistic odyssey and his more than four decades of fervent and impassioned activity are here surveyed on the occasion of his first large-scale exhibition in Belgium.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 7 bw / 146 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2002 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881583867TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
Published by Ediciones Polígrafa. Essay Gloria Moure.
This monumental publication on the artist Jannis Kounellis covers the entirety of his career from the late 1950s thorugh the 1990s. Kounellis was a co-founder of the Italian movement Arte Povera and used a variety of materials, organic (coffee, coal) and inorganic (steel plates, textiles), to create his sculptural works, which speak to such elemental themes as heat, creation, decay and endurance.