Magazzino Italian Art is proud to present a short film titled Bochner Boetti Fontana, by Domenico Palma, which provides a behind-the-scenes look into the exhibition Bochner Boetti Fontana, currently on view at Magazzino Italian Art until April 5, 2021. The film features interviews with artist Mel Bochner, Magazzino Co-founder Nancy Olnick, and eminent art historians Bruno Corà and Laura Cherubini.
Curated by artist Mel Bochner in collaboration with Magazzino, the exhibition examines the formal, conceptual, and procedural affinities in the work of Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana. Bochner Boetti Fontana initiates an essential dialogue that illuminates parallels between the artistic movements that developed on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1960s and 1970s: Spatialism and Arte Povera in Italy, and Process and Conceptual Art in the United States.
One of the most celebrated figures in Conceptual Art, Bochner was, at first, best received in Italy, where he has spent a significant amount of time throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to consider the Bochner’s extensive engagement with the practices of Fontana, Boetti, and Italian art, history and culture broadly, and the first time Magazzino Italian Art has presented the work of an American artist at the museum.