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Achille Bonito Oliva Italia 2000 "Arte e sistema dell'arte"

Essay (Italian/English/Spanish)
by Achille Bonito Oliva
Interviews by Cecilia Casorati, Laura Cherubini, Mario Codognato,
Manuela Gandini, Daniela Lancioni, Angela Vettese
Size: cm 31 x 23
pp. 312
280 colour-illustrations
Giampaolo Prearo Editore (January 2000)
List Price: € 26 $ 25
Our Price: € 18 $ 17

As I theorized about thirty years ago the art system is a chain of complementary roles, comprising artist, critic, gallerist, collector, museum, mass media and public. This system became truly international in the Sixties, when the exchanges between Western Europe and the United States were intensified, allowing the circulation and recognition of artists and group poetics. In Italy the art system, which with the exception of contemporary art museums does not enjoy any substantial backing from public institutions, has developed cultural activities which have produced considerable results on an international level, confirming the primary role of the private sector. (...)

Achille Bonito Oliva, February 2000
(from the introduction to the book)

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