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Encyclopaedia of the Word

Artist Conversations. 1968-2008



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Encyclopaedia of the Word by Achille Bonito Oliva
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What is art? What is its function? What is the importance of using colour? What is the meaning of using different materials? What is the relationship between art and reality? Is art information or communication? These are just some of the questions Achille Bonito Oliva directed to 65 of the greatest and most controversial artists of our time, such as Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Gilbert&George, Robert Ryman, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Jimmy Durham, Marina Abramovi c, Mimmo Paladino, William Kentridge, and Dennis Oppenheim.

Author Biography

Achille Bonito Oliva is an art critic and professor of contemporary art at Rome's La Sapienza University. He has curated many international exhibitions and art fairs.
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May 17th, 2010
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Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
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