Homage to Manzoni
Born in Soncino, Italy, Piero Manzoni was one of the precursors of Conceptual Art. Manzoni was a self-taught artist and among the first to question the nature of the art object, creating shocking pieces that constantly provoked controversy within the Italian art community.
In celebration of what would have been Manzoni’s 80th birthday, Frankfurt’s Städel Museum is paying homage to this key figure of the European avant-garde after 1945 with an exhibition, titled Piero Manzoni. When Bodies Became Art.
Piero Manzoni. When Bodies Became Art is on view from June 26 to September 22, 2013.
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