Anthony White


January 2016

ART WOULD NEVER BE QUITE THE SAME: ripped open, on fire. ALBERTO BURRI demystified painting through radically simple means, but his legacy remains complex and little understood. Here, scholar ANTHONY WHITE finds renewed force in the postwar… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

“Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting”

September 2015

Curated by Emily Braun To commemorate the centenary of Alberto Burri’s birth, the Guggenheim is organizing the most comprehensive US retrospective of the late Italian artist’s work yet. When Burri’s abstract compositions of torn and soiled … READ ON


“Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe”

January 2014

Curated by Vivien Greene The Italian Futurist movement was launched in 1909 with its belligerent leader F. T. Marinetti’s proclamation “Art can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.” Given the fashionability of social inclusion in… READ ON


“Piero Manzoni: When Bodies Became Art”

May 2013

Curated by Martin Engler Can the radical nature of Piero Manzoni’s work be appreciated in a museum retrospective mounted fifty years after his death? What power do his cans of “Artist’s Shit” still wield now that they no longer shock? Aiming… READ ON


“Lucio Fontana: Ceramics”

May 2012

Lucio Fontana, founder of the Italian Spatialism movement, is best known today for his slashed canvases of the late 1950s and ’60s… READ ON