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Louise Bourgeois followed by Piero Manzoni, Artista

October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of Italy

Andrea Bettinetti in person

French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) often referenced her own psychology, the human body, and sexuality in her work. Bourgeois, known for her creative drive, remained active even in her nineties, always projecting a special aura. Nina and Klaus Sohl, who film contemporary art for public broadcasting in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, recorded the artist in her Manhattan home near the end of her life. (Nina and Klaus Sohl, 2007, subtitles, 40 minutes)

The work of Piero Manzoni (1933–1963) ushered in the Arte Povera movement in 1960s Italy. Patrician, self-taught, inventive, and provocative, Manzoni favored unconventional materials that bluntly and cynically mocked consumerism and mass production. Piero Manzoni, Artista incorporates new findings — including an important cache of vintage home movies, many of which were recorded by the artist while he was working on some of his most famous creations. (Andrea Bettinetti, 2013, subtitles, 54 minutes)

courtesy Nina and Klaus Sohl

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