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Installation view of Illeana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Photograph Tom Powel Imaging. Work by Giovanni Anselmo © Giovanni Anselmo; works by Mario Merz © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome; works by Michelangelo Pistoletto © Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera

Curated by Germano Celant
Lévy Gorvy New York
November 2 – December 23 2017

The genesis of the Arte Povera movement is, in many ways, inseparable from the history of Ileana Sonnabend’s legendary gallery. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the movement’s inception, Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera will open at Lévy Gorvy’s New York location on November 2nd and will run through December 23rd. Curated by the renowned art historian and Arte Povera forefather Germano Celant, this exhibition is the first to investigate Ileana Sonnabend’s central role in the international reception of Arte Povera, and the close friendship between Celant and Sonnabend that grew out of their shared interest in the Italian artists.

The exhibition will include works by Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio—most of which were originally displayed at Sonnabend’s New York or Paris galleries.

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