Curated by: Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art; and Erica F. Battle, the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art
Fifty years ago, a three-day exhibition and happening in Amalfi changed the course of contemporary art in Italy. Arte Povera reacted against the dominance of Minimalism and Pop Art and engaged in a type of guerrilla art-making emphasizing process and the use of humble, inexpensive materials. This installation pays tribute to that groundbreaking event and features a number of works originally exhibited in Amalfi.
Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ’68 has been organized in memory of Marcello Rumma. It was made possible by Lia Rumma with additional funding from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Excellence in Contemporary Art.