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Flash Art Uncovers / Talks
Four meetings on art from 1967 to 2021

In a series of talks, top names in the history of the magazine discuss and analyse the seminal moments of contemporary art from 1967 to 2021. In its 54-year history, Flash Art magazine has recorded the evolution of the system and history of art criticism, as well as of geopolitical and artistic changes, and of visual culture in general. These five meetings will illustrate the history of Flash Art and the role it has played in Italian and global publishing. The meetings are conceived along non-canonical timelines and incomplete decades, around macro-themes and key moments in the life of the magazine and of the global writing of art history.
At the same time, Flash Art Uncovers – the exhibition in the Triennale Garden – will retrace the history of the magazine through its covers. 

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June 11, 2021, 6.30 p.m.
1967–1977 
The theorisation of Arte Povera. Militant critics and audacious gallery owners take on the art system. The performative aspect of Arte Povera works in relation to American performance art.

June 25, 2021, 6.30 p.m.
1978–1988
The return of painting and Transavanguardia, the impact of art criticism on artists, and the links between American and European painting.

July 16, 2021, 6.30 p.m.
1989–1996
The fall of the Berlin Wall and its effect on the art of Eastern/Western Europe, the Cold War and the critique of the Image, the first major thematic collectives, the curatorial approach that was coming into being in the name of globalisation (Aperto ‘93 / Utopia Station etc.), Italian art and politicisation, and the “Cattelan case”.

July 23, 2021, 6.30 p.m.
1997–2007
The effects of globalisation: new cultural geographies, a special focus on the countries of the world: a macro-geographic approach to trace out the new directions in the world of art.

July 23, 2021, 6.30 p.m.
2008–2017 and 2017–present
The great crisis and the rise of blockchain technologies, the end of the autonomy of art, the Anthropocene, the age of big data, the return of the body of the visual arts, the “Coronacene” and Crypto Art

Credits

Cover: the founders of "Flash Art": Helena Kontova and Giancarlo Politi. Photo by Milan Knizak. Courtesy "Flash Art"

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