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closed From the matter to the shape

The show

The Department of Culture of the Municipality of Pavia in collaboration with the Frate Sole Foundation will present the exhibition "From matter to form" in the exhibition hall for contemporary arts at the Broletto from 18 July to 4 October, with works by Costantino Ruggeri from the 1960s. and Seventy, presented organically for the first time.


The seventy works present interesting connections with the successful poor current founded by the recently deceased critic Germano Celant.

"Matter becomes form" marks in 1967 the birth of the poor art movement held in baptism by the same art critic who characterizes it with these words: "... in reducing to a minimum, in impoverishing the signs, to reduce them to their archetypes ".

In the historic exhibition entitled "Arte povera - Im Spazio" held at the "La Bertesca" gallery in Genoa, Celant presents the artists and the theoretical foundation of the new current that is placed outside the art system. The names of Fabro, Bignardi, Boetti, Kounellis appear in the exhibition, to which Paladino, Merz, and others will later be added. The fledgling current identifies with these words: "Man comes first and then the system".


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazza della Vittoria
27100 Pavia


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