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  • "Yet who is the Genius?" Women's Art and Criticism in Postwar Italy II
    N. 9 (2020)

    Edited by Silvia Bottinelli and Giorgia Gastaldon

    Palinsesti’s double-issue “Yet, Who Is The Genius?” includes articles that address women’s art and criticism in postwar Italy. Looking at work created by artists from the 1960s to the present, this issue casts light on generational differences while acknowledging persisting inequalities in the art world.

  • Edited by Silvia Bottinelli and Giorgia Gastaldon

    "Yet who is the Genius?" Women's Art and Criticism in Postwar Italy
    N. 8 (2019)

    Edited by Silvia Bottinelli and Giorgia Gastaldon

     

    2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Manifesto di Rivolta Femminile (Manifesto of Feminine Revolt), written by Carla Lonzi, Elvira Banotti and Carla Accardi in July 1970. It is based on this premise that Palinsesti decided to dedicate a double issue to women’s art and criticism in postwar Italy. The title “Ma il genio chi è?” (“Yet Who is the Genius?”) is borrowed from a homonymous 1970s article by artist Cloti Ricciardi, showing parallelisms with the writings of American art historian Linda Nochlin

  • Italian Art and the "Space Race"
    N. 7 (2018)

    Edited by Laura Iamurri and Denis Viva

    This issue is dedicated to the sci-fi imagery in Visual Arts during the period of the so-called “Space Race”. Since the first launch of the Sputnik 1 (1957) until the first “Onward to the Moon” by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (1969), Visual Arts seemed to be inspired by that decade of hectic technological competition between US and USSR. If many Western artists were fascinated by this space adventure, in Italy this topic was early evoked by the manifest of Spatialism and by the works of Arte Nucleare, reaching the peak with the playful and immersive Fabio Mauri's lunar environment for the show Il teatro delle mostre, in 1968.

     

  • Art Periodicals as Iconic Media II
    N. 6 (2017)

    Special issue on the project Capti (www.capti.it) by Giorgio Bacci, Davide Lacagnina, Veronica Pesce and Denis Viva.

    This issue, entitled Art Periodicals as Iconic Media, is the second one dedicated to the role of art periodicals in Italian Art since 1960. The issue concentrates on art periodicals as vehicles for images, rather than periodicals as platforms for the debates of art critics.

  • Art Periodicals as Iconic Media
    N. 5 (2016)

    Special issue on the project Capti (www.capti.it) by Giorgio Bacci, Davide Lacagnina, Veronica Pesce and Denis Viva.

    This issue, entitled Art Periodicals as Iconic Media, is the dedicated to the role of art periodicals in Italian Art since 1960. The issue concentrates on art periodicals as vehicles for images, rather than periodicals as platforms for the debates of art critics.

  • Gli anni di piombo
    N. 4 (2014)

    CFP edited by Colin Lang and Elizabeth Mangini

    Issue edited by Elizabeth Mangini

    The issue explores the complex 1970s decade.  Bracketed on one side by the revolutionary impulses and pluralist art practices of the late 1960s, and on the other by a conservative return to order and the retrenchment of authoritative painting in the 1980s, the 1970s is an era without a clear identity. In art, this same period witnessed the dissolution of collective artistic attitudes like Arte Povera and Fluxus into the disparate orbits of individual careers. 

  • Imaging New Museums
    N. 3 (2013)

    The developing of New Museology and the growing emergence of thematic displays have also been seen in contemporary art museums in Italy, not without polemics and controversy. This is issue is dedicated to the redefinition of Italian art between the 1960s and today in reaction to the changing conditions of museum exhibitions.

  • L'identità visiva degli italiani
    N. 2 (2011)

    Have the artworks of the last forty years preserved their ability or capacity to narrate the historical, anthropological, and social identity of Italy? In which paradigmatic works is this capacity still surviving and in which is it brought into crisis? This issue is focused on artworks that addressed the visual identity of Italy in many respects: archetyes, stereotypes, tradition, iconographic crisis, the sight by the other, etc. 

  • Una nuova metodologia per gli anni sessanta?
    N. 1 (2011)

    Did the art of the Sitxies effectively introduce innovations to such a point that suggests the need to revise and adapt historical methodology according to these new objects of study (the artworks)? Is still possible to study and analize these artworks as a corpus comparable to the past artworks? This issue try to encourage a debate on art historical methodology.