Giorgio Griffa: Works 1965–2015
Publication published on the occasion of the exhibition by artist Giorgio Griffa entitled “Quasi Tutto” which took place between May 21 and September 4, 2016, at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, at the Center d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, at the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway and at the Fondazione Giuliani in Rome.
This retrospective book on drawing and painting by the Italian artist Giorgio Griffa provides a broad view of his work, which brings together works dating from the 1960s to 2010 – among which the painting belonging to the Serralves Collection, one of the most important in the context of the work of Griffa –, responding to the Museum's objective of expanding perspectives on contemporary art and the historical canon established around 1968.
It brings together texts by Andrea Bellini, Laura Cherubini, Chris Dercon, Martin Clark, Suzanne Cotter, Luca Cerizza and an unprecedented conversation with one of the most dynamic curators, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The final part of the book includes a chronology and excerpts from the artist's writings: “Paintings need man made objects, walls, canvases, boards, paper, the walls and facades of houses. A predominantly urban product, it is rarely measured against trees, leaves and the presumptuousness of nature. It prefers to absorb it within its system, as it happens with a landscape painting, rather than going outside into the open. Instead of guiding painting to the memory of a leaf, it tries to place the memory of painting among the leaves.”
- 18 x 25 cm
- Mousse Publishing
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