Piero Manzoni

When Bodies Became Art

Even fifty years after his death at young age, the work of Piero Manzoni (1933–1963) is still epochal and avant-garde; he is without doubt the most significant postwar Italian artist. The comprehensive publication accompanies the first large-scale retrospective of the artist’s work ever held in Germany. Manzoni was interested in the forms of artistic expression in the interstice between art informel and the emergence of a new concept of art that was moving into different areas of everyday life, between early modern art and the neo-avantgarde. The exhibition catalogue presents the multi-faceted, corporal and sensual work of the Italian artist, which both stimulated and made a considerable contribution to the radical changes that took place in the world or art in the early 1960s.


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Piero Manzoni

June 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-828-2 (D), 978-3-86678-874-9 (E)

20,00 × 24,00 cm

264 pages

120 colored and 63 b/w illustrations

Hardcover linen-bound, bound

two language editions

Languages: German, English

Martin Engler

Text by
Martin Engler, Germano Celant, Massimiliano Gioni, Francesca Pola, Dominique Laporte (Reprint), Franziska Leuthäußer

Design by
Harald Pridgar, Frankfurt/Main

Exhibition: “Piero Manzoni.Als Körper Kunst wurden / Piero Manzoni.When Bodies Became Art”, 26.6. – 22.9.2013,  Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main