Elizabeth Mangini

  • Giovani Anselmo

    “I, the world, things, life—we are all situations of energy.” Giovanni Anselmo wrote these words in 1969, during the heyday of arte povera, and has since developed an artistic practice that explores visible forms of latent energy in the natural world. Whether with vegetables, granite blocks, or projected light, Anselmo makes empty spaces and raw materials vibrate with a sense of gravity, direction, and time. The first exhibition of his work in an Italian museum in sixteen years comprises some thirty pieces: sculptures, photographs, and slide