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Giovanni Anselmo (5 August 1934 – 18 December 2023) was an Italian artist, who emerged after World War II within the art movement called Arte Povera. His most famous artwork is Untitled (Sculpture That Eats) (1968), a piece of art representing time and nature.
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Known for his works that employ organic and inorganic materials to refer to the elemental laws and forces of nature (e.g. gravity, tension, magnetism). Anselmo participated in the first Arte Povera exhibition ("Arte povera-Im spazio") at the Galleria La Bertesca in Genoa in 1967. In 1995 and 1996 there was a retrospective exhibition of his work in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and in Nice, France. His works also featured in the epochal exhibition in Bern in 1969, Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, and at Documenta in Kassel in 1972. In 1990 he received the prestigious Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale.
Artist, Assemblage Artist, Conceptual Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Giovanni Anselmo
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