The exhibition proposes vast reconsideration of the multiple and experimental use of words in the work of contemporary artists. More than forty works by Italian and international artists, cover the temporary arch since 1959 till today, decades dominated by the use of advanced technical communication mediums, pervasive and persuasive to the collective image, both expressive and artistic.
In a historical period, where art addresses the communication mediums to promote and defend itself the communication mediums themselves become means and objects of the artistic research; the artists declare, declaim, define, describe, reflect, recite, invoke, in other words argue that “art will be for everyone, and the word art will belong to no one” (Giuseppe Chiari).
The selected works intertwine and contaminate the visual language, textual and oral, provoke and influence the public, transforming it into reader, auditor, and interlocutor. Images, texts and words give direct voice to the art made in the communication age.
Artists: Vito Acconci, Vincenzo Agnetti, Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Alighiero Boetti, Paolo Canevari, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Giuseppe Chiari, Chiara Dynys, Armen Eloyan, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Zvi Goldstein, Dan Graham, Silvia Hell, Emilio Isgrò, Allan Kaprow, Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, Gianni Melotti, Maurizio Nannucci, Shirin Neshat, Guido Peruz, Gianni Pettena, Richard Prince, Mimmo Rotella, Ed Ruscha, Salvo, Julian Schnabel, Terry Smith, Christian Tobas, David Tremlett, Massimo Uberti, Ben Vautier and Lawrence Wiener.
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