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Nanni Balestrini: Art as Political Action—One Thousand and One Voices

Center For Italian Modern Art (CIMA)
Feb 22 Through Jun 22 | Thu | $10-$15
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Curated by Marco Scotini, this is the first retrospective exhibition in the United States of Nanni Balestrini, an Italian experimental artist, poet, and novelist known for his groundbreaking artistic practice and involvement in the social-political movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition focuses on two important decades of Balestrini's career: the 1960s and the 1970s. It includes over 70 works by the artist, along with a range of documentary material.

The exhibition also includes a reconstruction of Balestrini’s Tape Mark I (1961), one of the earliest examples of computer-generated art. It's a combinatory poem produced by an algorithm, written in the Unix programming language on a massive IBM mainframe computer.

Venue: Center For Italian Modern Art (CIMA)

421 Broome St, 4th floor Map