04 May – 14 October 2007
The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein owns one of the largest collection of works from artits of the Arte Povera group. This exhibitions shows the most important of them.
In September 1967 the young art critic Germano Celant organised a group exhibition in Genoa entitled "Arte Povera e IM Spazio". It was accompanied by a text: "Arte Povera: Remarks on Guerrilla Warfare". This event is regarded the historical beginning of the Arte Povera movement, which had centres in Turin and Rome. What bound the artists together was their desire to bridge the gap between art and life and to expand perception. Their works are characterised by a sensual-poetic idiom in which natural processes, energies and culture are essential components.