Abstract: An unusually numerous population of horses, donkeys and zebras has crossed the plains of Italian art in the last fifteen years, coinciding with a widespread (and perplexed) reflection on the characters and specificities of national art. In several ways - this is the thesis of the present essay - the population of herbivores epitomizes the debate over the “current relevance or non-relevance” of the avant-gardist model, and constitutes a sardonic metaphor of the journalistic debate on the Italian “decline,” dealt with extensively by the major national newspapers.

Horses and Other Herbivores. Futurist Traces and Disputed Identities in Contemporary Italian Art 1969-2010

Dantini Michele
2011

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Abstract: An unusually numerous population of horses, donkeys and zebras has crossed the plains of Italian art in the last fifteen years, coinciding with a widespread (and perplexed) reflection on the characters and specificities of national art. In several ways - this is the thesis of the present essay - the population of herbivores epitomizes the debate over the “current relevance or non-relevance” of the avant-gardist model, and constitutes a sardonic metaphor of the journalistic debate on the Italian “decline,” dealt with extensively by the major national newspapers.
arte contemporanea; Italia; eredità; modernismo; arte italiana postbellica
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