From Oct. 31 to Dec. 9, 2023, the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg will host the double exhibition project entitled Arte Povera and South African Art: In Conversation, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy, curated by Ilaria Bernardi.

The exhibition aims to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the 1967 Arte Povera - Im Spazio exhibition in Genoa, Italy, at Galleria La Bertesca, at which Germano Celant coined the definition "Arte Povera" to indicate the linguistic process of some Italian artists who through their works attempted to eliminate the superfluous and impoverish signs to reduce them to their own archetypes.