WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ARTE POVERA
- Sheds light on the cultural access that the wealthy have vs the poor
Local visitors to the Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be introduced to the wonderful art movement Arte Povera when one of its major founders is exhibited this year.
Giorgio Persano of Torino, in Italy, opened in the 70s and was a home for Conceptual Art, Arte Povera and Minimal Art in Europe. Giorgio Persano is one of the galleries representing the masters of the Arte Povera movement: the gallery will be showcasing two representatives of the movement; Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Another gallery set to be showcasing this Italian art movement is Galleria Massimo Minini – Francesca Minini, representing artist Giulio Paolini. Arte Povera is the radical Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explores the relationship between artist and object, and between the cultural access of the wealthy and that of people born into poverty.
Experience the complex world of outsider art when it takes this bold step, at the art fair, towards making itself known to the broader art audience.