JANNIS KOUNELLIS
Il Sarcofago Degli Sposil

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In addition to a text by the artist and an interview, this publication provides a representative cross-section of the artist's work. The spatial installation created by the artist specially for the MAK, Il sarcofago degli sposi, after which the exhibtion is named, is also documented in detail

Jannis Kounellis, born 1936 in Pireus, lives in Rome today. He is key figure of contemporary art and co-founder of the Italian Arte Povera movement of the sixties. In his work he addresses issues of historical and cultural identity in a dialectical field of past and present.

Published for the exhibition of the same title (5.5.–22.8.1999) at the MAK.

Edited by Peter Noever. Texts by Peter Noever and Jannis Kounellis as well as an interview by Bettina M. Busse with Jannis Kounellis.

German/English
160 pages, b/w illustrations
32 x 24 cm, softcover
MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1999