Giulio Paolini



About Giulio Paolini

NameGiulio Paolini ()
Birth LocationGenova, GE (IT)
MovementArte Povera
MediaPainting, Sculpture

Giulio Paolini's Biography

Giulio Paolini is an Italian artist born in 1940 in Genoa. He is a major figure of Arte Povera, a movement that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s and is characterized by the use of unconventional materials in the production of artworks. Paolini's work is often focused on the poetics of space and the relationships between art, history and language. He has produced a wide range of works in various media, such as painting, sculpture, film, photography and installation. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein with Hilti Art Foundation in Vaduz, the Museo Ettore Fico in Turin, and the Le Silo à Grains in Marines.

Giulio Paolini's Art

Ferito a Morte

Ferito a Morte(2009)

Giulio Paolini's artwork Ferito a Morte (2009) is a thought-provoking exploration of the poetics of space, history and language. The artwork is composed of a series of photographs mounted on a wall in a grid formation, with each image depicting a different architectural structure. Through this arrangement, Paolini is able to draw attention to the relationship between the physical space and the conceptual space of our lived experiences. The photographs feature a range of structures, from ancient ruins to modern buildings, suggesting a connection between the past and the present, and the way our understanding of history is shaped by our environment. By combining the visual language of photography with the language of architecture, Paolini creates a powerful dialogue about the intersection of history, art, and language.
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