Birth of a nation. Italian art from the postwar to 1968

28 March 2018 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Arturo Galansino


The new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi is a mesmerising journey through art, politics and society with work by artists such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto; it explores and reflects on the clashes, the changes and the new trends in art in Italy from the end of World War II through to the protest years: from the clash between Realism and Abstraction in the immediate postwar years, through the triumph of Informal Art in the 1950s, right up to Pop Art, Arte Povera and the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s. Arturo Galansino is director of Palazzo Strozzi. 


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