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Arte Povera

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Acquisitions

Giuseppe Penone presents two big gifts of drawings to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou

Arte Povera sculptor hopes that his donations of hundreds of works on paper will start a dialogue

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Obituaries

Germano Celant—champion of Arte Povera—dies of coronavirus, aged 80

Critic and curator was also the first to bring together contemporary art and fashion

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coronavirus

'I faced the reality of emptiness': artist Michelangelo Pistoletto on surviving coronavirus

The 86-year-old Arte Povera pioneer says humanity has reached its limits and must find new ways to live post-pandemic

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Obituaries

Marisa Merz, only woman linked to Arte Povera group, dies aged 93

The intensely private artist won the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale

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Jannis Kounellis

Arte Povera at Prada: first major survey of Jannis Kounellis since his death opens in Venice

The Fondazione Prada exhibition of the Greek-Italian artist has been organised by veteran curator Germano Celant

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What's on

What's On in Paris: Nostalgia is back in '94 with Antoni Tàpies and Jean-Pierre Bertrand retrospectives

Also, Meyer Vaisman's grandiose taxidermies and Elaine Strutevant's almost-replicas

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Kunstmuseum Basel

Goetz's Arte Povera collection visits Basel

An exhibition at the Kunstmuseum will document a movement that shook off the rules of the establishment

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Lebanon

Collector Tony Salamé to build home for contemporary art in Lebanon

He recently added 20 works bought at Frieze NY to his 1,200-strong collection

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Tate Modern

Italian art at Tate Modern: Starting from zero

The Tate and the Walker Art Center collaborate to show Arte Povera 1962 to 1972, from five years before the movement was defined by its impresario, Germano Celant

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Exhibitions

What's on in Paris: Citizens of the world

The sculptures of Louise Nevelson and political paintings of Léon Golub, from the US, the ArtePovera of Alighiero Boetti from Italy, the historic legends of Anselm Kiefer and wax figures of Thomas Schütte, both from Germany

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Exhibitions

Interview with curator Denys Zacharopoulos on Documenta IX: It’s a Documenta of certainties

“The museum is like a voodoo fetish, the artist a sorcerer but also a prisoner”