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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 17 July 1947, in Milan.

Painter, sculptor, theorist.

Arte Povera, Conceptual Art.

Adriano Altamira put forward his first critical observations on the phenomena of vision in 1967. Next he began to use minimalist structures, plaits and interlacings, like some of the methods used in France by the ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in Cosenza.


Piacentino started out in an American Minimalist vein, with a reputation as a representative of Arte Povera, but was soon attracted by all things mechanical, being himself an adept mechanic and a practitioner of motorcycle racing. He constructed kinds of high-powered racing vehicles, but though they looked elegant, their practical reliability was more in the realm of a Leonardesque utopia. He first exhibited in ...