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Gianfranco Baruchello: Archive of Moving Images 1960-2016



Gianfranco Baruchello: Archive of Moving Images 1960-2016

Presentation of the book published by Mousse Publishing, curated by Alessandro Rabottini and Carla Subrizi.

The artist will be present in conversation with the authors Alessandro Rabottini and Carla Subrizi.

The publication is the results of the collaboration between Madre - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, La Triennale di Milano and Fondazione Baruchello. It is the first comprehensive study of the relationship between Baruchello, artist who crossed all media and languages in his own particular way, and the moving image from the sixties on. Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Gianfranco Baruchello: Cold Cinema. Film, video e opere 1960-1999, held at La Triennale di Milano in 2014 and 2015, the book opens with a densely packed montage of Baruchello’s own notes, images, and documents, presented by means of a medium dear to the artist, photocopies.

An essay by Alessandro Rabottini takes us through the rooms of the exhibition, while a conversation between Baruchello and Massimiliano Gioni highlights some key aspects of his ideas about cinema. Carla Subrizi’s text winds its way through his entire production of films and videos, whereas an essay by Philippe-Alain Michaud examines some of the historical roots of Verifica incerta (1964-65). The heart of the publication catalogues the artist’s complete oeuvre, with a synopsis by Carla Subrizi of every single filmic work, a history of their screenings reconstructed by Daniela Zanoletti, and a selection of stills.

The book ends with a critical anthology of texts that Baruchello has written during the course of his career. This section, which is edited by Carla Subrizi, is accompanied by an ample bibliography.


Gianfranco Baruchello’s first artistic education took place in Paris in the early sixties, where he met Sebastian Matta, Alain Jouffroy and Marcel Duchamp. In 1962 he took part in the exhibition New Realists curated by Pierre Restany at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York (among other artists involved: Enrico Baj, Tano Festa, Mimmo Rotella and Mario Schifano). In 1964 he met John Cage, pop-art and the American abstract expressionism.
Between 2011 and 2012 the Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna in Rome celebrated him with the retrospective Gianfranco Baruchello. Certe idee, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. The exhibition has then been on display at the Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, curated by Dirk Luckow, and the ZKM in Karlsruhe, curated by Andreas Beitin and Peter Weibel.


Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Londra

Entry : Free


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