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  • Pietro Rigolo
    La Mamma
    This short essay, based on archive documents, interviews and unpublished notes from the Szeemann archives in Locarno, analyses a series of exhibitions conceived by the Swiss curato...
  • Rinaldo Censi
    Copie originali
    Hyperrealism is usually taken to mean the current in painting that represents reality by starting from a photographic image which is enlarged as much as possible and then drawn, in...
  • Jean-Jacques Lebel
    Elogio di “Funny Guy” Picabia, inventore della Pop Art
    This work in praise of the “funny guy” Francis Picabia as the inventor of Pop Art was born out of the posthumous discovery of a set of twelve ink drawings on paper that...
  • Marco Enrico Giacomelli
    Di tutto un pop
    Known primarily as a visual artist, Mike Kelley was in actual fact an irrepressible, multifaceted figure. In addition to using the most varied means of expression, from drawing to ...
  • Michele Dantini
    Macchina e stella
    The machine and the star, emblems bequeathed by Duchamp to the second half of the 20th century, provide the basis for three short essays on the theme of inspiration and its intermi...
  • Ando Gilardi
    La stupidità fotografica
    Ando Gilardi is hailed as the most irreverent photographer and academic to come out of Italy in the last century. The author of cult tomes on photography and a truly eclectic figur...
  • Silvia Mazzucchelli
    Oltre lo specchio
    Claude Cahun, artist, photographer and writer, lived in France in the first half of the twentieth century. Her artistic and political works revolve mainly around the issues of homo...
  • Marco Belpoliti
    Il segreto di Goya
    After the book Camera straniera, devoted to Giacometti, Marco Belpoliti sets out to explore the life and works of another great artist, Francisco Goya. Analysing a series of drawi...
  • Massimo Minini
    Kiefer e Feldmann
    Following the logic of arriving at a definition through pairs of opposites (light/heavy, playful/serious), in this book Massimo Minini analyses and compares two artists who have co...
  • Roberto Dulio
    Un ritratto mondano
    This book reconstructs the life and artistic career of the photographer Ghitta Carell (1899-1972). A Hungarian Jew, in 1924 she moved to Italy, where she rapidly became one of the ...
  • Federico Ferrari
    L’insieme vuoto
    What is an image and why have images become so important in our daily lives? And what does the gaze mean? Federico Ferrari reflects on our society of images and the cadenced relati...
  • Luca Scarlini
    Andy Warhol superstar
    Andy Warhol superstar traces the artist’s activities “on screen”, from his films and adverts to television appearances. This side of his career was what definiti...
  • Clément Chéroux
    L’immagine come punto interrogativo o il valore estatico del documento surrealista
    This short essay explores the characteristic use of photographic images in Surrealism between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. In particular ...
  • Marco Belpoliti
    Camera straniera
    One of the leading artists of the twentieth century, Alberto Giacometti’s works now fetch a premium at international auctions. His oeuvre addresses multiple themes and spans ...