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Art Theory and Practice Visiting Artist: Giuseppe Penone

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Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

40 Arts Circle Drive

Evanston, IL 60208

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In a monumental oeuvre spanning more than forty years, Giuseppe Penone has explored and expanded our understanding of what constitutes sculpture through the interplay between the human body, nature, and art. His work represents a poetic expansion of Post-Minimalism’s, and specifically, Arte Povera’s radical break with conventional media, emphasizing the transformative logic involved in the processes of respiration, growth, and aging that are common to all living beings. In the early 1970s, Penone continued to work with his own body by transcribing the textures of his skin and casting his face in plaster. Engaging with, and subtly intervening in nature so as to reimagine it in artificial terms, Penone finds ever new ways to mark the persistence of biological life, harmonizing elemental occurrences in terms of his own artistic drive. In each work, he reveals the innate sculptural qualities of natural materials, chiseling marble and casting from nature to expose the deep patterns of growth and time.

Organized by the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University

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