Artists’ Invitations 1965-1985
Bruno Tonini (Ed.), introduction Massimo Minini
Danilo Montanari Editore, 2019
A lesser-known aspect of art from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s is the material printed for the specific purpose of documenting an exhibition. Be it a card or a piece of paper, the criterion employed to choose this material was that of privileging the participation of the artists themselves in the creative process that led to the object’s production. Through a wealth of archival material, this book covers a wide range of artistic contexts, including Fluxus, minimalism, conceptualism, land art, and pop art, in its investigation of the historical and political significance these movements had in their respective locations, and also encompasses new critical attention for Spanish and South American art. The invitations considered here come almost entirely from the collections of Bruno and Alessandra Tonini, Christoph Schifferli, Giorgio Colombo (Milan), and the Lafuente Archive (Santander).