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Before or After, at the Same Time: Rome, Milan, and Fabio Mauri, 1948–1968

Taking the life of artist Fabio Mauri and the history of his family—a publishing dynasty with close connections to radical Italian art, poetry, cinema, philosophy, and literature—as a starting point for a re-examination of the forces shaping Italian visual culture between the end of the Second World War and the Years of Lead, this publication combines commissioned essays and first-person accounts with translated writings from the period to explore the ideas circulating in Rome and Milan in the 1950s and 1960s. The publication aspires to provide an alternative, anecdotal, and partial perspective on a turbulent period, drawing attention to the pivotal personal and professional networks that shaped postwar Italian art.

‘Whether you are well-versed in Post-War Italian art or completely new to the subject, ‘Before or After, at the Same Time’ offers a glimpse of this fascinating period in art history, and a comprehensive study of one of its key figures.’

Blouin Artinfo, 23 September 2019, New York NY

Publication Details

  • Texts by Ben Eastham, Giorgio Agamben, Ilaria Bernardi, Barbara Casavecchia, Laura Cherubini, Andrea Viliani, Achille Mauri, Sebastiano Mauri, Silvana Mauri, Fabio Mauri, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Pierre Testard
  • Book design: Roland Brauchli
  • English
  • Softcover with a flexible dust jacket
  • 212 pages
  • 978-3-906915-44-9
  • September 2019
  • $45 / £30 / €40