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Fri 15th Feb

Jannis Kounellis

@ Parasol Unit Foundation For Contemporary Art, London

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Jannis Kounellis

A solo exhibition of works by painter, sculptor and performance artist Jannis Kounellis.

Considered a protagonist of Arte Povera, an art movement that emerged in Italy during the 1960s, Kounellis embarked on his artistic career by creating some of the most radical art works of the time. Often combining the inanimate and animate, he boldly incorporated things such as propane torches, plants and animals as integral if not vital parts of his works.

The exhibition at Parasol unit aims to consider Kounellis’s early works from the 1960s, 70s and 80s and his own response to them from today’s standpoint, which often culminates in a more recent and spontaneous work. This juxtaposition of works of art from the different decades should thus engender an arena for discussion. On show will be works, such as Untitled (Carboniera), 1967; Untitled (steel plate and braid),1969, on loan from Centre George Pompidou, Musée national d’art; Metamorphosis, 1984, and Untitled, 1977, an electric train moving on steel plates installed around one of the pillars of the Parasol unit gallery.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Parasol Unit Foundation For Contemporary Art


Address:
14 Wharf Road
London
N1 7RW 51.530270, -0.094895


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Website: parasol-unit.org

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Enquiries: 0207 490 7373


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