FEBRUARY 9 – MAY 19, 2024
Giovanni Anselmo, Right side (Lato destro), 1970
C-print, 33,5 x 26,5 cm
Private collection, Turin
© Giovanni Anselmo
Foto: © Paolo Mussat Sartor

Giovanni Anselmo (1934-2023) summoned universal energies to create artworks that build a bridge between the visible and the invisible, everyday reality and the forces driving the world: space, time, orientation, magnetic fields, and the planet’s gravitational forces were recurring themes that defined his artistic vocabulary.

The exhibition, which the artist was deeply involved in until just a few days before his death in December 2023, aims to faithfully convey the depth of his vitality, the grandeur of his legacy, and the significance of his contribution.

In 1965, Anselmo experienced the dissolution of his “own shadow in the infinite” at the peak of the volcano Stromboli, where he became aware that he was part of a universe under constant transformation. This led him to present reality through materials and actions that occur due to interaction with the public or the forces around them. Even though Anselmo shared certain artistic concerns and reflections of his time, being a referent of Arte Povera, he avoided labeling and instead forged a corpus beyond styles and trends over the course of several decades.