Published by Ridinghouse. Text by Penelope Curtis, Christian Rattemeyer, Bruno Corà, Lara Conte, Mario Diacono, Fabio Sargentini, Valérie Da Costa.
Italian sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019) is known for his contributions to the Arte Povera and Minimalism movements in postwar Italy. This lavishly illustrated publication is the first to focus on Mattiacci’s years in Rome from the 1960s to the ’80s.
A glimpse into the mind of one of the most unique sculptors of the twentieth century. This monograph considers Mattiacci’s historic adventures starting from the 1960s, when the artist was associated with the Italian avant-garde movement Arte Povera.
Germano Celant was the senior curator of contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from 1989 to 2008. He has been a contributing editor at Artforum since 1977 and at Interview since 1991. Among his books are Anselm Kiefer: Salt of the Earth (Skira, 2012); Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works (Skira, 2011); and Piero Manzoni (Skira, 2009), among others.