A completely unpublished sourcebook essential for the understanding of contemporary italian art edited by leading italian art expert.
A team of students at the School of Specialization in Art History in Siena, coordinated by Enrico
Crispolti, has produced interviews with a hundred Italian contemporary artists, the most significant of those active today. Each artist answered in his or her own language, more or less explicitly or exhaustively, dealing with question which concerned the ethics and the aesthetics of their works, their mentors and contemporaries, clients and the “big breakthrough”, and the dimensions of time (as duration and memory). Each interview is illustrated with a view of the artist’s studio, the places where they work and expresses themselves. The result is an original volume which presents previously unpublished material, introduced by Crispolti, who offers his own critical interpretation of the sources essential to any understanding of Italian art today.