Conceptual artist and writer Luciano Fabro (1936–2007) was a proponent of the Arte Povera or ‘poor art’ movement that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. Associated with sculpture, the movement attempted to redefine the potential of art through the use of commonplace objects and non-traditional materials. Fabro’s Every Order is Contemporaneous of Every Other Order: Four Ways of Examining the Façade of the SS. Redentore in Venice, on display as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, comprises a screen-printed line drawing in four parts.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Sydney and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to present a talk on the work of Luciano Fabro by Dr Eugenio Viola, Senior Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). An Italian curator and art critic, Viola has held curatorial positions at Madre, the Contemporary Art Museum of Naples, where a retrospective of Fabro’s work was shown shortly after the artist’s death in 2007. The talk will be introduced by 21st Biennale of Sydney Artistic Director Mami Kataoka.
Free, bookings recommended.