Giovanni Anselmo

La luce illumina e focalizza

The light illuminates and focuses

Slide projector
2020

Courtesy of the Artist

Giovanni Anselmo (b. 1934) is a prominent artist associated with the Arte Povera movement. He is known for his sculptures which combine organic and inorganic elements that pose metaphysical questions for the viewer. He has exhibited extensively and participated in a number of Venice Biennales. Anselmo’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin, among others.

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  • The projection of the Italian word ‘particolare’ which means ‘detail’ in English invites the onlooker to become a part of the life of the artwork as the word is illuminated onto the human body.

  • The projection of the Italian word ‘particolare’ which means ‘detail’ in English invites the onlooker to become a part of the life of the artwork as the word is illuminated onto the human body.

  • The projection of the Italian word ‘particolare’ which means ‘detail’ in English invites the onlooker to become a part of the life of the artwork as the word is illuminated onto the human body.