Reversing the Eye. Photography, film and video in the years of Arte Povera
Triennale di Milano 2023
Italian and English versions of the exhibition catalogue by Scriptum
What do we see if we reverse our eyes? The exhibition presents a new look at arte povera, rarely associated with photographic and filmic media, inviting viewers to ” reverse their eyes” through a new interpretation of the art movement and placing it in the social and political context of the 1960s and 1970s in Italy. The result of extensive research in artists’ studios and in private and public collections, the exhibition, with 250 works created by 49 artists, reveals the richness of a period in which Italian artists were among the most important interpreters of the transformation of visual languages. On display are works by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giuseppe Penone, Giulio Paolini and photographs by Elisabetta Catalano, Mario Cresci, Luigi Ghirri, Mimmo Jodice and Ugo Mulas.