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Enzo Mari - Falce e martello / The Hammer and Sickle

Enzo Mari - Falce e martello / The Hammer and Sickle

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La réédition augmentée, en impression anastatique, du catalogue sulfureux du designer italien de 1973.

Falce e martello: tre dei modi con cui un artista può contribuire alla lotta di classe (« Marteau et faucille : trois des façons dont un artiste peut contribuer à la lutte des classes ») d'Enzo Mari est le petit catalogue qui accompagnait son exposition à la Galleria Milano en 1973. Aujourd'hui, l'exposition est reproposée, avec la même présentation et dans la même galerie historique milanaise ; la réimpression anastatique du catalogue est enrichie de photographies et de documents provenant des archives de la galerie et des archives Mari, ainsi que d'un essai de Bianca Trevisan qui retrace l'itinéraire de planification entrepris par l'artiste et le designer milanais, et d'un essai de Riccardo Venturi qui décrit le débat historique, artistique et politique dans lequel s'inscrit le projet, et qui était accompagné d'un film qui avait suscité une certaine controverse à l'époque. Un instantané de cette poudrière qu'était l'Italie des années 1970, et une réflexion sur le marteau et la faucille : le symbole le plus emblématique de tout le XXe siècle.

Enzo Mari (1932-2020) est un designer, architecte, graphiste, illustrateur, artiste, enseignant et militant politique italien. À partir des années 1950, il participe à plusieurs mouvements de design d'avant-garde, entrant dans le groupe d'Art Cinétique, devenant le coordinateur du Groupe Nuova Tendenza (Nouvelle Tendance) en 1963. Il est aujourd'hui considéré comme l'un des plus grands théoriciens du design.

Edité par Nicola Pellegrini
Textes de Bianca Trevisan et Riccardo Venturi
Photographies : Aldo Ballo, Giovanna Dal Magro, Enzo Ghiringhelli, Alberto Gnesutta, Arno Hammacher, Carla Pellegrini, Nicola Pellegrini, Andrea Rovatti, Benvenuto Saba
Conception graphique : Teresa Piardi – Maxwell Studio

Paru en septembre 2020
Édition bilingue (anglais / italien)
14,8 x 21 cm (broché)
128 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-99385-74-3


The expanded anastatic reprint of the Italian designer's sulphurous catalog of 1973.

Falce e martello: tre dei modi con cui un artista può contribuire alla lotta di classe (“Hammer and Sickle: three of the ways an artist can contribute to the class struggle”) by Enzo Mari was the little catalogue that accompanied his exhibition at the Galleria Milano in 1973. Today, the exhibition is re-proposed, with the same display and in the same historical Milanese gallery; the anastatic reprint of the catalogue is enriched with photographs and documents from the archives of the Gallery and from the Mari Archive, along with an essay by Bianca Trevisan which retraces the planning itinerary undertaken by the Milanese artist and designer, and an essay by Riccardo Venturi outlining the historical, artistic and political debate that the project was part of, and which was accompanied by a film that sparked a degree of controversy at the time. A snapshot of that tinderbox which was 1970s Italy, and a reflection on the hammer and sickle: the most iconic symbol of the whole of the twentieth century.

Enzo Mari (1932-2020) was an Italian designer, graphic designer, illustrator and artist. His works range from design to painting, from graphics to gallery displays. He was both a teacher and a political activist. Today he is considered one of the greatest theorists of design.

His works have been featured at the Venice Biennale, the Milan Triennale, the Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin, the MIC in Faenza, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome and the MoMA in New York. He was awarded the Golden Compass in 1986, a form of acknowledgement he had already been given in 1967 and 1979, as well as the International Design Center Prize in 1987 in New York. In 2008, the GAM in Turin dedicated a retrospective solo show to his work. Among his more recent writings, we might note: Progetto e passione (2001), La valigia senza manico (2004) and 25 modi per piantare un chiodo (2011).

Edited by Nicola Pellegrini
Texts by Bianca Trevisan and Riccardo Venturi
Photographs: Aldo Ballo, Giovanna Dal Magro, Enzo Ghiringhelli, Alberto Gnesutta, Arno Hammacher, Carla Pellegrini, Nicola Pellegrini, Andrea Rovatti, Benvenuto Saba
Graphic design: Teresa Piardi – Maxwell Studio

Published in September 2020
Bilingual edition (English / Italian)
14,8 x 21 cm (softcover)
128 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-99385-74-3

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