The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

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 x 24,00 cm

264 Pages

120 colored and 63 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with clothbound, 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