Arte Povera is an artistic italian movement founded the mid-sixties of the twentieth century.
One of the main treat of the movement, born in so-called in open contrast with the traditional art, is that its artists use “poor” materials such as earth, wood, iron, rags, plastics, industrial waste, with the intent to evoke the original structures of the language of contemporary society. Another feature of the movement works is the use of the installation form, a way to show the relationship between work and the environment.
2011 is the year of Arte Povera, with a series of exhibitions organized all over Italy in collaboration of Germano Celant, the art critic and theoretic of the movement.
The Triennale in Milan houses, perhaps the most important of the Italian exhibiton, entitled “Arte Povera 1967- 2011”.
On the ground floor, sorted by author, works from the initial period the ‘60 . From Alighero Boetti’s installations to Marisa Merz works in nylon thread, iron and copper wire., from the four white columns of Giulio Paolini to Yannis Kounellis’ installations in iron and charcoal or jute sacks. Then Emilio Prini and his “Sacred Coversation” on Mario Merz “Umbrella” in iron tube and spray paint.
And the amazing works of Pino Pascali in wood , iron and steel and Michelangelo Pistoletto on mirror finish stainless steel..