Author(s): Marco Meneguzzo (Contribution by)
Gathering works by Lucio Fontana, Fausto Melotti, Emilio Vedova, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Enrico Castellani, Bruno Munari, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jannis Kounellis and many others, Italia Moderna reconstructs the complex artistic fabric of Italy during one of the country's most fertile periods of change.
"Reconstruction" and "Protest" are of course not the only two organizing principles within which the Italian conception of modernity has unfolded, but they do usefully signify the cultural milestones and developments that brought Italy into the international limelight during this time.
Here, 140 works, all selected from the collections of the Intesa Sanpaolo bank, serve to highlight the climate, atmosphere and fabric of the time. All the key Italian artists of this fruitful period are represented in the volume, from Fontana to Vedova, from Manzoni to Guttuso, from Kounellis to Merz.