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Anselmo Giovanni     Pages: 1

(1934— ).

Italian artist who works with stone, metal, wood and whose concerns are energy, gravity, space, time and infinity, e.g. Verso Infinite (1969). One of the original members of the Arte Povera group whose proponent Germano Celant said of A.'s work that it 'exalts precariousness'. From 1969 he began using words which more explicitly connected images and ideas as in Conceptual art. In the 1980s A. created site-specific installations.





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