Gianni Caravaggio

texts by Martin Bojowald, Gianni Caravaggio, Ludovico Pratesi, Giorgio Verzotti
pages: 116
format: 19 x 24 cm
date of publication: April 2008
images: 60 col.
binding: paperback
language: Italian/English
isbn 9788877572318


The book is published on the occasione of the exhibition already 39 years on this planet held at Centro Arti Visive Pescheria in Pesaro from 12 April to 25 May 2008.

From its foundation the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria has demonstrated a distinct vocation for contemporary sculpture represented by great international figures such as Giuseppe Penone, Tony Cragg and Jan Vercruysse coupled with younger artists such as Francesco Gennari. Today the Pescheria presents Gianni Caravaggio’s first retrospective exhibition in the former Suffragio church, including a selection of work inspired by cosmogonic and astrophyisic visions. Caravaggio provides an idea of sculpture from a conceptual matrix with a playful character that finds familiarity within the ontological and metaphysical line of Italian art rooted in Lucio Fontana’s Spatialism and the work of Piero Manzoni and Luciano Fabro.

Caravaggio projects this vision into the current artistic panorama with a unique understanding, a vision that is fittingly presented in a space dedicated to the research of contemporary Italian artists.

The book contains contributions by the artist himself, Giorgio Verzotti and Martin Bojowald. It also includes an interview edited by Ludovico Pratesi.