20 September - 17 December
Fifty years after the first Arte Povera show, this exhibition looks at how it has informed the work of several British artists who graduated from art schools in the 1970s and 1980s. It traces their different affinities with a way of working that went beyond modernism in terms of its interest in the personal and subjective, its rejection of a coherent style and its promotion of artistic freedom.
Works by Eric Bainbridge, Tony Cragg, Ceal Floyer, Anya Gallaccio, Mona Hatoum, Jefford Horrigan, Stephen Nelson, Lucy Skaer, Gary Stevens, Jo Stockham, Gavin Turk and Richard Long – who participated in the first international Arte Povera event in Amalfi in 1968 – are shown alongside pieces by key Italian artists including Alighiero Boetti, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone and Gilberto Zorio.
39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN
A fascinating conversation between curator Jenni Lomax, and artists Gavin Turk and Jo Stockham, focusing on the themes of the Poor Art | Arte Povera exhibition.
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In conjunction with the First Thursdays late opening nights, the Estorick Collection and Estorick Caffè will be open until 21.00.
The gallery is a 6 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station, 9 minutes walk from Essex Road station and 11 minutes walk from Canonbury station.
Buses: The 271 stops outside of the gallery and the 4, 19, 30, 43 stop on Upper Street/Canonbury Lane.
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