Education Program:Tufts University/Arte Povera and Post-WWII Sculpture in Italy: Nature, Energy and Experience
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In 1967, critic Germano Celant coined the term "Arte Povera", which referred to the unsystematic work of selected Italian artists interested in simple materials and in their physical and chemical transformations. The word povera, literally “poor”, also meant to criticize Pop Art, interpreted as an acceptance of consumerism. Mainly through sculpture, installation and performance, Arte Povera offered an alternative to the traditional media of Classic and Renaissance Art. This course analyses the role of the movement considering theoretical, cultural, social, political and gender issues related to the Italian art scene in the 1960s and 1970s. The different perspective of Italian and English speaking scholars on Arte Povera will be taken into account and discussed in class.
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