1968: It’s Just a Beginning

Authors

  • Ester Coen University of L'Aquila

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/8372

Keywords:

1968, Revolution, Arte povera, Conceptual, Minimal, Land art, Futurism

Abstract

1968 marks the beginning of a social, political and cultural revolution, with all of its internal contradictions. It engulfs the artistic world on both sides of the Atlantic in a veritable transformation, a cathartic rebirth crystalized through the reconfiguration of traditional canons. This creative impulse refuses any artifice, assimilates contradictions, incorporates experience and imaginary worlds, restructures ideas about space and time, definitely severing the boundary between object and concept, short circuiting reality and the imaginary. Inspired by codes of common origins, minimalism, conceptual art, arte povera and land art nonetheless carry diversity in their approaches and methods; yet they coexist and coalesce, in an intricate weave of exchange and rhythmic syncronicity.

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Published

2018-09-12

How to Cite

Coen, E. (2018). 1968: It’s Just a Beginning. Histories of Postwar Architecture, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/8372

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Section

Invited Papers