Title : IMMAGINARIO. TRENTANNI DI ARTE 1950-1980
The author contemplates five-hundred works of art without the interposition of sight in order to recount pictorial research in Italy.
Maker of product: Francesco Butturini
n° pages: 112
Today, imagining is an obsolete act. We want to see things immediately, touch everything, and always render them concrete. And it is precisely on the field abandoned by imagination that Francesco Butturini’s provocation finds space (or creates it): contemplating the work of art without the interposition of sight. Without paintings to look at, only imagining to see them, the author casts his critical gaze on the phenomenon of pictorial research in Italy from 1950 to 1980. The divide of this period is, on one hand, 1948 – year of the first Venice Biennale with an international breadth, following the provincialisms of the regime exhibitions – and on the other, 1980, which confirmed the eruption of the Transavantgarde movement in our country. Five-hundred spoken and recounted works, five-hundred steps along the way of the presumed artistic evolution of an important thirty-year period that even today still stirs up heated debate.