Piero Manzoni with 'Merda d'artista' (Artist's shit) in his family home of via Cernaia, Milano, 1961 © Fondazione Piero Manzoni, Milan

Screening: ‘Piero Manzoni Artista’

  • Sat 9 March 2019
  • 11 am – 6 pm

Join us for a daylong screening of ‘Piero Manzoni Artista’ on the occasion of 'Piero Manzoni. Materials of His Time,' the first exhibition in Los Angeles in over 20 years devoted to the seminal figure of postwar Italian art and progenitor of Conceptualism. The film by Andrea Bettinetti features a series of interviews with the artist’s family, friends, and professional peers, offering a powerful portrait of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.


Directed by Andrea Bettinetti

54 mins

This event is free and will play on a loop throughout the day in Hauser & Wirth’s Education Loft. About Piero Manzoni The renowned Italian artist Piero Manzoni emerged as a powerful voice for the avant-garde in the 1950s, debuting as an artist at the ‘4a Fiera mercato: Mostra d’arte contemporanea’ in 1956. A self-taught painter, his work heavily featured anthropomorphic silhouettes and the impressions of objects. He began making his ‘white paintings’ – later named ‘Achromes’ – in 1957, at first with rough gesso and then with kaolin, as well as with creased canvases or surfaces divided into squares.

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