Opening Thursday, April 21st, from 6PM - 7PM
One of the most innovative artists of the Arte Povera movement, Giuseppe Penone explored the complex relationship between the natural environment and the body. Nearly half a century before climate change became our concern, he aimed at renegotiating our state of modern human alienation from the natural world. This lecture explores Penone’s focus on vulnerability and the biographical emblems of his personal mythologies.
Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and curator specializing in the representation of nature in art. He has published with Columbia University Press, Phaidon, MIT, Laurence King, and Prestel. He has contributed to BBC radio programs, worked at Whitechapel Art Gallery and Tate Galleries in London, is USA correspondent for Esse Magazine, and a regular public speaker at the Art Institute of Chicago. Aloi has curated exhibitions in the US and Europe. He currently teaches modern and contemporary art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Sotheby’s Institute of Art New York and London.
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This event is part of the series Voci della Natura: Ecologies and Nature in Italian Arts, the theme selected by the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago for 2022. The program explores the role of Italian art and sciences in redefining the perception of nature and ecology, through new and original perspectives.