Mimmo Jodice at Jeu de Paume
REVERSING THE EYE
Arte Povera and Beyond 1960-75: Photography, Film, Video
October 11, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Jeu de Paume
For the first time, Jeu de Paume and LE BAL are presenting a joint thematic exhibition on the use of media – photography, film, video – by Italian artists of the 1960s and early 1970s. Centered around the arte povera group, it will be open to various fellow travelers of the movement and beyond, to study the position of the Italian avant-garde vis-à-vis photography and the moving image.
This exhibition shows the extraordinary richness of a period when Italian artists appropriated the narrative power of photography, video and film. From Michelangelo Pistoletto‘s mirror paintings to Giulio Paolini‘s and Giovanni Anselmo‘s large-scale photographs on canvas, from Alighiero Boetti‘s photocopied works to Franco Vaccari‘s photomatons or Luciano Giaccari‘s performance videos, it will provide a panorama of the visual experiments of the Italian avant-garde of the period in the field of image. Contemporary with the work of the international conceptual scene, this research is, at the same time, deeply rooted in Italian culture and history: in this way, it leads to the creation of some of the most fertile and original works of the period, breaking down the barriers between genres and disciplines.
The title of the exhibition, “Reversing the eye”, is a reference to the eponymous work by Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi, of which different versions are present in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be presented in spring 2023 at Triennale Milano.