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Bochner Boetti Fontana

Behind-the-scenes look into the exhibition Bochner Boetti Fontana.

Magazzino Italian Art was proud to present a short film titled Bochner Boetti Fontana, by Domenico Palma, which provided a behind-the-scenes look into the exhibition Bochner Boetti Fontana, currently on view at Magazzino Italian Art until April 5, 2021. The film featured interviews with artist Mel Bochner, Magazzino Co-founder Nancy Olnick, and eminent art historians Bruno Corà and Laura Cherubini. 

Curated by artist Mel Bochner in collaboration with Magazzino, the exhibition examined the formal, conceptual, and procedural affinities in the work of Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana. Bochner Boetti Fontana initiates an essential dialogue that illuminates parallels between the artistic movements that developed on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1960s and 1970s: Spatialism and Arte Povera in Italy, and Process and Conceptual Art in the United States.

One of the most celebrated figures in Conceptual Art, Bochner was, at first, best received in Italy, where he has spent a significant amount of time throughout his career. This exhibition was the first to consider Bochner’s extensive engagement with the practices of Fontana, Boetti, and Italian art, history and culture broadly, and the first time Magazzino Italian Art has presented the work of an American artist at the museum. 

You can also explore works on view virtually on Magazzino’s Google Arts and Culture page, linked here.

Bochner Boetti Fontana

Magazzino Italian Art
October 2, 2020–April 5, 2021
Entryway view of Bochner Boetti Fontana at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York

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