Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art

1st Edition

By Martina Tanga

Routledge

248 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 65 B/W Illus.

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Description

Working in 1970s Italy, a group of artists—namely Ugo La Pietra, Maurizio Nannucci, Francesco Somaini, Mauro Staccioli, Franco Summa, and Franco Vaccari—sought new spaces to create and exhibit art. Looking beyond the gallery, they generated sculptural, conceptual, and participatory interventions, called Arte Ambientale (Environmental Art), situated in the city streets. Their experiments emerged at a time of cultural crisis when fierce domestic terrorism aggravated an already fragile political situation. To confront the malaise, these artists embraced a position of artistic autonomy and social critique, democratically connecting with the city's inhabitants through direct art practices.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Extramural Exhibitions: Volterra ’73 and Ambiente come sociale; Chapter 3: Redeployment of Sculpture in the City: Francesco Somaini and Mauro Staccioli; Chapter 4: Riappropriazione dell’ambiente: Ugo La Pietra’s and Franco Summa’s Urban Interventions; Chapter 5: Vox Populi: Franco Vaccari and Maurizio Nannucci’s Audience Engagement; Chapter 6: Conclusion, The Legacy of Arte Ambientale

About the Author

Martina Tanga is an independent art historian and curator.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015110
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
HIS020000
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POL002000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban