Lo Spazio dell’Immagine / The Space of Image
Venice: Alfieri, Edizioni d'Arte, 1967. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher’s black binder's cloth over illustrated stiff card wraps, pink endpapers.
Catalog published in conjunction with a group show of foundational Arte Povera artists, held at the Palazzo Trinci in Foligno, Italy, in 1967. A private initiative organized independent of any major museum or institution, the landmark show was the first in Italy to consider environmental space as a form of contemporary art. The committee, composed of art critics and artists, and chaired by architect Giuseppe Marchiori, invited numerous visual artists to "create a plastic-spatial environment rather than display individual works of sculpture or painting." Attracting attention from the international art world, the show presented the work of over twenty artists including Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi, Germano Celant, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paolo Scheggi, Piero Gilardi, the artists' collective Gruppo Enne, and others. Illustrated with black-and-white photos, drawings, and reproductions; with artist commentaries and bios, and an introduction by Marchiori. Text in Italian and English. Light staining to top edge of textblock, lightest edgewear to wraps. Near fine. Item #7112