Three essays that take a look at Arte Povera from a fresh point of view, edited by one of today's leading philosophers.
Georges Didi-Huberman has often used philosophy to examine movements and individual artists. In this volume he uses his philosophical method to analyze the work of Giuseppe Penone. Penone was one of the leading exponents of the Arte Povera movement, which started in Italy during the sixties under the guidance of Germano Celant. He was well-known for the way he manipulated nature and his use of the “poor” materials the movement owes its name to. A fascinating read for contemporary art enthusiasts, with a philosophical slant.